Professor Philip Holmes

It is with great pleasure that we dedicate this special issue of the ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics to Professor Philip John Holmes (born in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom on May 24, 1945), in honor of his 60th birthday and his extensive contributions to the advancement of knowledge. His seminal works in dynamical-systems theory and nonlinear science are well known, and the reach of his efforts across many fields of application continues to inspire his peers and those that follow in his footsteps.

A glance at the early period of Phil’s career reveals the hallmarks of his later work: wonderful writing, clear mathematical exposition, timely significant results, and extensive fostering of collaborations across disciplinary boundaries. Together with his skills as a lecturer, his ability to instill enthusiasm and appreciation for the application of dynamical systems theory to physical systems, and his activity level, both in research...

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