Mr James Hannam

Ba/BSc BSc(Hons) Auck.

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


I complete my BSc with First Class Honours in (Applied) Mathematics from The Univeristy of Auckland in 2014, and then decided to continue there with a Ph.D. that I am currently completing. My Ph.D. concerns the computation and analysis of 'isochrons', sets of initial conditions that synchronise with the same phase at a periodic orbit,

I have often found that the best approach to a problem is to sketch a picture to try to understand it, and then apply a simple strategy to solve it before complicating the strategy for better results. 

Research | Current

My doctoral thesis concerns isochorns; sets of intial conditions in phase space which emit solutions that synchronise with the same phase at a periodic orbit. I am specifically interested in the implementation of continuation-based methods of computation for isochrons on two-dimensional manifolds, and alalysis of the isochron geometry, particularly in the presence of the invariant manifolds of saddle-type equilibria and periodic orbits.


  • 2017 Academic Career Exploration Scholarship

  • 2016 Kalman Summer Scholarship

  • Faculty of Science Scholarship by Dean

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Extension: 88789

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 2, Room 214
New Zealand

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