The International Society of Difference Equations is pleased to announce the winner of the 2nd Bernd Aulbach Prize.
The Aulbach Prize is awarded for significant contributions to the areas of difference equations and/or discrete dynamical systems.
Michal Misiurewicz received his PhD in 1974 from Warsaw University. In 1992 he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.
He made foundational contributions to Combinatorial (discrete) and Complex Dynamics, including the notion of a “Misiurewicz point” which plays a major role in this field. Other notable contributions include results about absolutely continuous invariant measures in the interval; the characterization of the set of periods or circle maps, which showed the important role of the rotation theory in dynamics; and his study of the rotation vectors in the circle and the torus.
Professor Misiurewicz has published over 125 papers in prestigious journals. He co-authored two fundamental books: Combinatorial Patterns for Maps of the Interval, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 94 (1991), no. 456 (with Z. Nitecki) and Combinatorial Dynamics and Entropy in Dimension One, World Scientific (Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 5), Singapore 1993 (Second Edition: 2000) (with Ll. Alseda and J. Llibre).
Professor Misiurewicz will deliver an address at the 19th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications to be held May 26-30, 2013, at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman (http://www.alsharawi.info/ICDEA2013/index.htm).