Bonnie Steves is Professor of Mathematical Astronomy and Director of the Graduate
School, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). The Graduate School has University-wide
responsibility for ensuring the academic quality of research student education and for
providing leadership and support in the development of postgraduate taught Masters,
research students and staff in their research career development. From 2002-2008, she was
Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the School of Computing and
Mathematical Sciences at GCU, responsible for the School’s research, income generation,
knowledge transfer and commercialisation activities. 

Under her leadership, the GCU Graduate School was winner of the Times Higher Education’s
Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers award 2010, with Universities Scotland
partners. The Graduate School at GCU is rated by students as first in Scotland according
to the IBarometer student survey results 2009 and 2010. As Director of the Graduate
School, she is leading postgraduate education research into the development and impact of
Graduate Schools, the employability of Doctoral researchers, and the skills and
attributes of researchers. 

Leader of a research team in Astrodynamics, Bonnie conducts research into celestial
mechanics, solar system dynamics, stability and chaotic behaviour of stellar clusters,
fractals and quaternionic theory. She has refereed papers for six international
scientific journals; and successfully supervised six PhD students. Since 1993 she has
been Director of four of the Cortina Series of Advanced Study Institutes (ASIs) for
post-doctoral studies in celestial mechanics/astrodynamics – with recent grants totalling
£68k for the 2007 ASI from EPSRC, STFC, ESF, SUPA and SUSSP. She has published over 30
scientific papers, generated over £230k of research income (since 2000) and been the
co-editor of five graduate textbooks arising from the ASIs. She is recognised in the
RAE2008 Applied Mathematics unit of assessment as the only small group entry of one to
receive a world class (4*) and international excellence (3*) rating, with 5% research
output rated at each of these top class levels. 

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The hierarchical stability of quadruple stellar and planetary systems using the Caledonian Symmetric Four-Body Model (with A. Széll and B. Érdi), Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004)

The hierarchical stability and evolution of a symmetrically restricted four-body model called the Caledonian Symmetric...



Numerical escape criteria for a symmetric four-body model (with A. Széll and B. Érdi), Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004)

Numerical escape criteria is presented for the Caledonian Symmetric Four-Body problem (CSFBP). The numerical experiments...



Chaotic and stable behaviour in the Caledonian Symmetric Four-Body Problem (with A. Széll, B. Érdi, and Z. Sándor), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2004)

A special symmetric configuration of the general four-body problem called the Caledonian Symmetric Four-Body Problem...



Generalized Mandelbrot sets for meromorphic complex and quaternionic maps (with Walter Buchanan and Jagannathan Gomatam), International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2002)

The concepts of the Mandelbrot set and the definition of the stability regions of cycles...