Prof. Jacob Palis, the President of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and the Former-president of International Mathematical Union had a visit on AMSS for a week. Prof. BAI Chunli, the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences awarded “CAS Einstein Professorship Certificate” to him on Oct.27, 2011.
Prof. Jacob Palis made a public speech titled “Uncertainty of Future Mathematical Predictions” and a lecture titled “a Global Theory for Dynamical Systems” at AMSS, respectively. About 150 experts and graduates listened to his speeches which were hosted by Prof. WANG Yuefei, the Vice-president of AMSS.
Prof. Jacob Palis cited two examples Lorenz’s butterfly-like attractor and henon mapping to prove the importance of usage of dynamical systems. He also made predictions on how to extract good information and models from a huge amount of data in research and everyday life. Besides, he introduced present research results with his cooperators.
Prof. Jacob Palis stated that he had a nice stay at AMSS and would continue to support the advance of mathematics in China. During his visit, he also attended the congress in memory of the 100th anniversary of Prof. Shiing-shen Chern in Tianjin, China.
Prof. Jacob Palis is the President of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, was the Former-president of International Mathematical Union, the Vice-president of International Council for Science – ICSU, the President of Brazilian Academy of Sciences and so on. Prof. Jacob Palis is Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, European Academy of Sciences, German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, French Academy of Science, and other eight academies. He is the top expert in dynamical systems and differential equations. He received numerous honors and awards including the Balzan Prize in 2010, the Tartufari Prize in 2008, the Trieste Science Prize in Mathematics in 2006, Prize Mexico for Science and Technology in 2001, National Prize for Science and Technology, Brazil in 1990, etc.