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Transport and mixing in fluids from geometric, probabilistic, and topological perspectives. October 2013. Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), Madrid, Spain.
(pdf) | (abstract) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] )

Identifying transport structure: set-oriented FTLE, bifurcations of transfer operator modes, and predicting critical transitions. October 2013. Workshop on Set-Oriented Numerics, TU Dresden, Germany.
(pdf) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] )

Geophysical transport structure and ecology: challenges and opportunities. September 2013. Uncovering Transport Barriers in Geophysical Flows, workshop at Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Canada.
(pdf) | (watch video) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] )

Coherent sets from data: bifurcations, braiding, and predicting critical transitions. May 2013. SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems. Snowbird, Utah.
(pdf) | (abstract) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] )

Lagrangian coherent structures, July 2012. Geometry, Mechanics and Dynamics: the Legacy of Jerry Marsden, The Fields Institute, Univ. of Toronto, Canada.
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Geometric and probabilistic descriptions of chaotic phase space transport: stirring by braiding of almost-cyclic sets, April 2012. Open Dynamical Systems: Ergodic Theory, Probabilistic Methods and Applications, workshop at Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Canada.
(pdf) | (related papers: [11 [2] [3] [4] )

Geometric and probabilistic descriptions of chaotic phase space transport, February 2012. Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Dept. of Mathematics, New Jeresy Institute of Technology (NJIT).
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Geometric and probabilistic descriptions of chaotic phase space transport, November 2011. Differential Equations Seminar, Dept. of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Lagrangian coherent structures in fluid dynamics, October 2011. Society of Engineering Science, Evanston, Illinois. Session on Vortex Dynamics and Future Directions in Fluid Dynamics in Honor of Hassan Aref.
(pdf) | (abstract) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] )

Geometry of phase space transport in dynamical systems, July 2011. International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver, Canada. Marsden Memorial session.
(pdf) | (related papers/book: [book] [1] [2] [3] )

Stirring by braiding of coherent sets, July 2011. International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Vancouver, Canada.
(pdf) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] )

Geometric and probabilistic descriptions of chaotic phase space transport, July 2011. Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics (ITCP), Trieste, Italy.
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Geometry of phase space transport in a variety of mechanical systems, May 2011. University of Paderborn, Germany.
(pdf) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] )

Coherent structures and biological invasions, May 2011. Lorentz Center Workshop on Coherent Structures in Dynamical Systems.
(pdf) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] )

Intersections of phase volumes bounded by invariant manifolds, May 2009. SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems.
(pdf) | (related papers: [1] [2] [3] [4] )

The Interplanetary Transport Network: Mapping Chaotic Motion Through the Solar System, November 2008. Zurich Physics Colloquium.
(abstract) | (video of talk) | (video podcast) | (related paper)

A map approximation for the restricted three-body problem, May 2007. SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems.
(pdf) | (related paper)

Astrophysical transport calculations inspired by chemistry: Computing with tube dynamics, April 2005. UCLA IPAM Workshop on Grand Challenges in Astrophysics.
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Optimal flapping and rowing strokes for self-propulsion in a perfect fluid, June 2006. American Control Conference (ACC), Minneapolis.
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The Interplanetary Transport Network: Space Transportation Architecture for the 21st Century, May 2004. Everhart Lecture Series, Caltech.
(abstract) | video: RealVideo of talk [broadband] [cable/DSL] [56k modem]

Cylindrical manifolds and tube dynamics in the restricted three-body problem, Apr 2004. Thesis talk, Caltech.
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Connecting orbits and invariant manifolds in the spatial three-body problem, Jan 2004. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, Arizona.
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Phase space transport, Nov 2003. Full Body Problem Workshop, Caltech.
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Set oriented methods, invariant manifolds and transport, Oct 2003. AOSN Workshop, Princeton University.
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Dynamics of Binary Asteroid Pairs, July 2003. Kickoff Meeting, Nonlinear Astrodynamics Group, Caltech
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Chaotic Motion in the Solar System: Mapping the Interplanetary Transport Network, Feb. 2003. Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, California State University, Long Beach.
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Design of a Multi-Moon Orbiter, Feb. 2003. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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Trade-Off Between Fuel and Time Optimization, Jan 2003. New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications, Univ. of Maryland, College Park.
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Resonance Overlap and Transport in the Restricted Three-Body Problem, October 2002. Midwest Dynamical Systems Seminar, Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Statistics and Transport in the Restricted Three-Body Problem, Sept/Oct 2002. Space Days: Space Mission Design and Dynamical Systems, Uni. Paderborn, Germany.
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A Statistical Theory of Transition and Collision Probabilities, June 2002. International Conference on Libration Point Orbits and Applications, Parador d'Aiguablava, Spain.
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Heliopolis: a profitable, self-sustaining foothold for humanity in space, June 2002. Presentation to Blue Origin (aka, Blue Operations LLC), a space-research company owned by Amazon.com's CEO Jeff Bezos.
[ Executive summary (ppt) | (pdf) | (ps.gz) ] [ Full presentation (pdf) ] [ (project site) ]

The Lunar L1 Gateway: Portal to the Planets, April 2002. Astrodynamics Workshop, Surrey Space Centre, Uni. of Surrey, Guildford, U.K.
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Invariant Manifolds and Transport in the Three-Body Problem, April 2002. Classical N-Body Systems and Applications, Uni. of Warwick, Coventry, U.K.
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Transport in Hamiltonian Systems With Two or More Degrees of Freedom, March 2002.
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Transport via resonances and close encounters for dust and spacecraft, February 2002, Three Body Fest 2002, Caltech (organizer).
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Invariant Manifolds, the Spatial Three-Body Problem and Space Mission Design, October 2001.
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Invariant Manifolds, Material Transport and Space Mission Design, Candidacy Presentation, July 2001.
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Transport in Hamiltonian Systems With Two or More Degrees of Freedom, April 2001.
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Periodic Orbits and Transport: Some Interesting Dynamics in the Three-Body Problem, January 2001.
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Periodic Orbits and Transport: From the Three-Body Problem to Atomic Physics, November 2000.
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Resonance and Capture of Jupiter Comets, July 2000, US-European Celestial Mechanics Workshop, Poznan, Poland
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Shoot the Moon, The Coupled Three-Body Problem and Lunar Ballistic Capture, May 2000, Three Body Fest 2000, Caltech (organizer)
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Constructing Orbits of Prescribed Itineraries, April 2000, for class CDS 270-1
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Resonant Transition of Jupiter Comets, April 2000, for class CDS 270-1
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