**Education**

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA. Ph.D. in Mathematics, May, 1999.

OBERLIN COLLEGE, Oberlin, Ohio. B.A. in Mathematics, *high honors*, May,
1992.

**Research Interests**

Dynamical Systems, Hamiltonian Dynamics, Differential Equations, Celestial Mechanics,

Complex Dynamics

Dissertation:
*Existence and Stability of Relative Equilibria in the
N-Body Problem*

Advisor: Glen Hall

**Honors and Awards**

Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Ford Foundation Grant, College of the Holy Cross, 2002.

NSF VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999-2001.

Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, Boston University, 1998.

Presidential University Graduate Fellowship, Boston University, 1994.

Rebecca Cary Orr Memorial Prize in Mathematics, Oberlin College, 1992.

Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College, 1992.

**Publications**

- Linear Stability of the Elliptic Lagrangian Triangle Solutions in the
Three-Body Problem.
*Journal of Differential Equations***182**, 191-218, 2002. - Drift by Coupling to an Anti-Integrable Limit. R. W. Easton, J. D. Meiss,
and G. Roberts.
*Physica D***156**, 201-218, 2001. - Dynamical Convergence of Polynomials to the Exponential.
C. Bodelón, R. Devaney, L. Goldberg, M. Hayes, J. Hubbard
and G. Roberts.
*Journal of Difference Equations and Applications***6**, 275-307, 2000. - Linear Stability in the 1+
*n*-gon Relative Equilibrium.*Hamiltonian Systems and Celestial Mechanics (HAMSYS-98)*, World Scientific Monograph Series in Mathematics, vol. 6, 303-330, 2000. - Spectral Instability of Relative Equilibria in the Planar
*N*-Body Problem.*Nonlinearity***12**, 757-769, 1999. - A Continuum of Relative Equilibria in the 5-Body Problem.
*Physica D***127**, Nos. 3-4, 141-145, 1999. - Hairs for the Complex Exponential Family. C. Bodelón, R. L. Devaney, L. Goldberg,
M. Hayes, J. Hubbard and G. Roberts.
*Intl. J. of Bifurcation and Chaos***9**, No. 8, 1517-1534, 1999. - Newton's vs. Halley's Method: A Dynamical Systems Approach. To appear in the
*International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.* - Some Counterexamples to a Generalized Saari's Conjecture. Submitted to
the
*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.*

**Invited Talks**

*Saari's Conjecture for a Certain Class of N-Body Problems *

- Dynamical Systems Seminar, Boston University, 2003.
- Departmental Research Seminar, College of the Holy Cross, 2003.

- Equadiff 2003, Hasselt, Belgium, 2003.

*Central Configurations and Their Importance in the N-Body Problem
Approach*

- Colloquium, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, 2003.
- Departmental Research Seminar, College of the Holy Cross, 2002.

*When Numerical Methods Fail: A Dynamical Systems
Approach*

- New Directions in Dynamical Systems, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 2002.
- Pi Mu Epsilon Colloquium, College of the Holy Cross, 2002.

*Linear Stability of the Elliptic Lagrangian Triangle
Solutions in the Three-Body Problem*

- Southwest Dynamics Workshop, University of Southern California, 2000
- Dynamical Systems Seminar, Boston University, 2000

*Stability of Elliptic Periodic Orbits in the **N**-Body Problem*

- International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, Kennesaw State University, 2000
- Colloquium in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
- Seminar in Dynamical Systems, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
- Midwest Dynamical Systems Conference, University of Florida at Gainesville, 2000
- Seminar in Dynamical Systems, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

*Existence and Stability of Relative Equilibria in the **N**-Body
Problem*

- Equadiff 99, Berlin, Germany, 1999
- Special Seminar in Celestial Mechanics, Astronomie et Systèmes Dynamiques, Bureau des Longitudes, Paris, France, 1999
- Dynamical Systems Seminar, Boston University, 1999
- Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

*Interesting Families of Central Configurations*

- International Conference on Celestial Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1999
- Tufts-UMass/Lowell-Northeastern Dynamics Seminar, Northeastern University, 1999

*Stability of Periodic Solutions in the **N**-Body Problem: Rings, Kings and other
fun Things*

- Bloomsburg University, 1999
- Colgate University, 1999
- Connecticut College, 1999

*Hairs for the Complex Exponential and Polynomial Families*

- Seminar in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

*Relative Equilibria in the **N**-Body Problem*

- Third International Symposium on Hamiltonian Systems and Celestial Mechanics, Patzcuaro, Mexico, 1998
- Semi-annual Dynamical Systems and Related Topics Workshop, Penn State University, 1998
- Dynamical Systems Seminar, Boston University, 1998

*The Reform Course in Differential Equations: A Teaching Fellow's Perspective*

Workshops on teaching Differential Equations with a Dynamical Systems perspective:

- DePaul University, 1997
- Davidson College, 1997

**Teaching Experience**

INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO at BOULDER, 1999 - 2001.

- Taught Calculus III for Engineers (large lecture class). Supervised graduate TA's,
maintained course webpage and supplemented teaching with computer presentations.
- Taught Linear Algebra course entitled ``Matrix Methods and Applications'' (small size class).
Prepared all lectures, homework assignments and exams. Wrote computer lab projects in MATLAB
to enhance student learning.
- Supervised undergraduate research in Complex Dynamics.

TEACHING FELLOW, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 1995-1999 (7 semesters).

- Lectured in class, taught discussion sections, held office hours, tutored, and
graded exams/labs for Calculus I and Differential Equations.
- Extensive use of both graphing calculator and computer in the classroom.

INSTRUCTOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL, 1996.

- Taught Linear Algebra to sophomore-level college students.
- Prepared all lectures, homework assignments and exams.

INSTRUCTOR, THE HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON, 1992-1994.

- Taught Algebra I and II, Geometry and Precalculus to secondary school
students. Prepared all lectures, homework assignments and exams.
- Coached soccer and baseball teams.
- Provided leadership and guidance to students as a residential advisor.

**Professional Experience**

REFEREE for papers in:

*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society**SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis**Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy*- Mathematical Reviews

TEXTBOOK PROJECT MANAGER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 1995-1997.

- Supervised the production of text and pictures for the textbook
*Differential Equations*, Blanchard, Devaney and Hall. - Led a team of graduate students on NSF grant and contributed and edited solutions
to exercises.
- Assisted in the running of two
workshops on teaching differential equations with a dynamical systems perspective
at DePaul University and Davidson College, 1997.

**Computer Experience **

- L
^{A}TEX - TEX
- Mathematica
- MATLAB
- Unix
- Pascal

**References**

Jim Curry

Applied Math Department

University of Colorado, Boulder

curry@colorado.edu

Bob Devaney

Mathematics Department

Boston University

bob@math.bu.edu

Bob Easton

Applied Math Department

University of Colorado, Boulder

easton@colorado.edu

Glen Hall

Mathematics Department

Boston University

rockford@math.bu.edu

Jim Meiss

Applied Math Department

University of Colorado, Boulder

jdm@colorado.edu

Don Saari

Department of Mathematics

University of California, Irvine

dsaari@uci.edu

**Miscellaneous **

Jazz piano, soccer, ultimate frisbee.