Anna Barry is awarded NSF postdoc
MCRN member Anna Barry has been awarded a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MSPRF), from the National Sciences Foundation. The purpose of the MSPRF is "to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development," according to the NSF program announcement.
Anna is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Her interests include using mathematical techniques to bring a deeper understanding to applications. Recently this has involved a number of projects:
* Existence and stability of N-vortex equilibrium configurations in Bose-Einstein Condensates
* Existence and stability of relative equilibrium vortex configurations in the inviscid and weakly viscous N-vortex problems, with applications to geophysical fluid dynamics
* Tipping points in climate models
* Metastable states in the two-dimensional Burgers equation
* Modeling and analysis of torus canards, with applications to mathematical neuroscience
An active member of MCRN, Anna was an organizer of the sold-out MAA Short Course on Conceptual Climate Models, at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, California. She later went on to organize the MAA-NCS Summer Seminar Conceptual Climate Models, in Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with many of the other JMM short course organizers. Ms. Barry is a contributing participant in the Tippers and PaleoSeminar Research Focus Groups. She has also been involved in the Fast/Slow Systems and Water Cycle and Atmospheric Processes Research Focus Groups.
Anna first joined MCRN as a graduate student in the Mathematics Department of Boston University. Her dissertation, titled "Vortex Crystals in Fluids," was written under the direction of C.E. Wayne. Anna's more current publications include:
"Few-particle vortex cluster equilibria in Bose-Einstein condensates: existence and stability," with P.G. Kevrekidis. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46 (2013) 445001.
"A new integration of Munk's linear model of wind-driven circulation," with G. Badin, F. Cavallini and F. Crisciani. European Physical Journal Plus, 127:45 (2012).
"A showcase of torus canards in neuronal bursters," with J. Burke, M. DesRoches, T.J. Kaper, and M.A. Kramer. The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience 2:3 (2012).
"Relative equilibria of the (1+N)-vortex problem," with G.R. Hall and C.E. Wayne. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 22, no. 1 (2012), 63-83. doi: 10.1007/s00332-011-9108-z.
"An elementary model of torus canards" with G.N. Benes, J. Burke, T.J. Kaper, and M.A. Kramer. Chaos 21, 023131 (2011).