Ralph H. Abraham

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Biographical Information

  • Mathematician and chaos theorist since 1958,
  • Professor of mathematics at UC Santa Cruz since 1968,
  • Formerly professor at UC Berkeley, Columbia, and Princeton,
  • Founding director of the Visual Math Institute in Santa Cruz, Calif.,
  • Author of math texts, including Foundations of Mechanics with Jerrold Marsden and Dynamics, the *Geometry of Behavior with Christopher Shaw,
  • Author of philosophical books including Chaos, Gaia, Eros and Chaos, Cosmos, and Creativity with Rupert Sheldrake and Terence McKenna,
  • Designed the curriculum for the Ross School, grades 5-12, with cultural historian William Irwin Thompson [1]


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  1. Ralph H. Abraham Home, organizational web page, accessed July 30, 2013.