Dwight Barkley

Dwight Barkley received his B.S. with honors in Physics from the Catholic University of America in 1980. He then went to graduate school at the University of Texas to study general relativity, but after a few years decided instead to study nonlinear phenomena. He was a member of the Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, and received a PhD in Physics in 1988. While at Texas he met and began a long-standing collaboration with Laurette Tuckerman on numerical methods for computing bifurcations and patterns. After his PhD he went to Caltech to work with Philip Saffman and then to Princeton where he worked with Yannis Kevrekidis and Steve Orszag. In 1992 he received both NSF and NATO postdoctoral fellowships which he used at the University of Texas and the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. In 1994 he took a position on the faculty of the University of Warwick where he is now Professor of Mathematics. He has been recognized by a number of awards including the SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize (2005); Senior Fellowship, Ville de Paris, (2006-2007); Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (2008); Fellow of the American Physical Society (2008); and the Royal Society - Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow (2009-2010).