John Milnor’s Work in Dynamics

  • Mikhail LyubichEmail author
Part of the The Abel Prize book series (AP)


This survey overviews selected themes in real and complex dynamics that have been strongly influenced by Milnor’s work over the past 40 years.


Rotation Number Geodesic Lamination Smooth Dynamical System Quadratic Family Holomorphic Dynamic 
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I thank Araceli Bonifant and John Milnor for helpful comments and for assistance with pictures.

Supplementary material

A lecture by Prof. Ghys in connection with the Abel Prize 2011 to John Milnor (MP4 399 MB)

A lecture by Prof. Hopkins in connection with the Abel Prize 2011 to John Milnor (MP4 306 MB)

A lecture by Prof. McMullen in connection with the Abel Prize 2011 to John Milnor (MP4 362 MB)

The Abel Lecture by John Milnor, the Abel Laureate 2011 (MP4 379 MB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Mathematical SciencesStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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