Benjamin N. Wilson,
Ph.D.

Assistant
Professor of Mathematics

Department
of Mathematics and Physics

Office: OMNA
S174

Phone:
443-394-9719

Email: bwilson4@stevenson.edu

Education:

B.S. in Mathematics, Lehigh University

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research
Interests

My research is in pure mathematics
and focuses on dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and symbolic dynamics. Dynamical systems are mathematical structures
which evolve over time according to rigidly defined rules. Ergodic theory uses
tools of measure theory to analyze the long-term behavior of dynamical systems.
The study of dynamical systems has applications in fields such as physics,
biology, astronomy, economics and information theory.

Some of my work looks at
generalizing the notion of neural complexity, a concept used to measure
organization in neural networks, to the study of dynamical systems. I have also
worked on applications of dynamical systems in computation linguistics and more
specifically in computing the complexity of fictional, constructed languages.

Courses
Taught

College
Algebra

Precalculus

Calculus
I

Calculus
II

Linear
Algebra