Name: Mark Edelman
Address: 6629 Broadway,
Home phone: (718)796-2739
Fax: (212) 995-4121
Office phone: (212) 998-3180
1991 Ph.D. in Astrophysics
Title of thesis: Accretion shock waves in AM Her objects and cloud-cloud collisions,
1975 M.S. Degree in Physics
and Computer Science,
EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
1995-present Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical
Research in nonlinear dynamics that includes:
1. Description of different dynamical systems (fractal media, systems of long
range interacting oscillators, etc.) by fractional differential equations and numerical solution of such equations;
2. Numerical experiments in chaos. Topology of the phase space of dynamical
systems and its effect on transport and equilibrium properties. Anomalous diffusion in mathematical billiards and plasmas. Numerical solution of fractional differential equations, data analysis, underwater acoustics, and pseudochaotic transport in tokamak plasma.
3. Computer work includes:
a. Use of parallel systems for performing massive computation. Codes are written in C and C++ and MPI is employed for parallelization;
b. Software design includes codes written in Visual C++ for the analysis of the dynamical system;
c. Design of the interactive educational on-line programs.
4 Courses taught at NYU: lecture course “Elementary Statistics” (spring 2006) and recitation on “Quantum Mechanics” (fall 2006). .
2002-present Adjunct professor,
Courses taught: “Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics”, “Quantum
Mechanics”, introductory course “Physical Universe” (each semester for the last
2004 Adjunct professor, Cooper Union. Teaching advanced course “Statistical Physics”.
1993-1995 Visiting Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical
Linear and nonlinear stability of MHD shock waves and its effect on the variability
of radiation from binary stars.
1994-1995 Instructor, Bramson Ort Technical Institute. Courses taught: “Business Statistics”.
"Quantitative analysis", “Business Mathematics”
1994 Adjunct professor,
1989-92 Lecturer at the
lecturing and managing the planetarium's 20 cm telescope.
1980-90 Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct professor, Rostov Pedagogical Institute.
1. As a leader of a small group of researchers took part in the creation of a
catalogue of 400,000 stars in cooperation with Pulkovo Observatory;
2. Teaching “Astronomy” for undergraduate students.
3. Corrugation instability of radiative shocks and its role in AM Her objects and
4. Radio-wave diffraction on a conductor with a multilayer dielectric cover.
1. Thermal evolution of gas with primeval chemical composition (the contraction of
protogalaxies, cloud-cloud collisions and star formation in early galaxies).
2. Anomalous resistance in the Earth's ionosphere.
1992 The American Astronomical Society Grant awarded for the investigation of the stability of oblique MHD shock waves.
Member of the American Physical Society. Referee for the “Physical Review”.
2006 NYU: lecture course: "Elementary Statistics", recitation: “Quantum mechanics”.
Statistical Physics", "Quantum Mechanics".
2004 Cooper Union: lecture course: "Statistical Physics" for senior undergraduates.
1994-95 Bramson Ort Technical Institute: lecture courses: "Business Statistics",
"Quantitative analysis", “Business Mathematics”.
1989-92 Lecturer at the
1980-90 Rostov Pedagogical Institute,
laboratory courses: "General Astronomy" and "General Astrophysics", course
"Essential Computer Programming" for staff.