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About Chad M. Topaz

Professor Topaz is an applied mathematician working in dynamical systems and modeling, with a focus on patterns in nature (especially biological swarms). His research program focuses on the modeling, computation, and analysis of nonlinear systems and is particularly interested in natural systems that spontaneously self-organize or form patterns. Prof. Topaz’s National Science Foundation supported research program is centered on collaboration with students in the XMAC Lab (eXperiment, Modeling, Analysis, and Computation).
EDUCATION: AB Harvard College; MS and PhD Northwestern University.
Professor Topaz has been teaching at Macalester since 2007.


Present Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College


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Macalester College
Deptartment of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


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