Interview with SMRI visitor Francisco Crespo

Assistant Professor Francisco Crespo from the University of Bío Bío’s Department of Mathematics carries out research on continuous dynamical systems, with an emphasis on Hamiltonian dynamics and its intersection with geometric mechanics. Francisco visited SMRI in the second half of 2022 to work with Professor Holger Dullin from the University of Sydney on the so-called ‘full n-body problem’. This refers to the motion of rigid bodies in space as they interact through gravity.

Find out more about celestial mechanics, which has spawned many fascinating problems for mathematicians throughout history, and how these two mathematicians are simplifying the hugely complex full n-body problem.

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman