Long time..no see :-)
Ok...so this is a post after 9 months...
Well, a lot has happened in the interim period ...my research focus has taken new and unxpected directions...
This past semester, I was trying to learn the some graduate level dynamical systems theory...with focus on chaos. Topics I covered (in varying detail) were:
Some perturbation/averaging stuff
Symbolic dynamics and chaos...Smale horseshoe!!
Hamiltonian systems...lots of it. integrability..nearly integrable systems...intro to KAM
Melnikov theory (in N-dimensions also :-( )
Some Chaotic transport stuff
Read some papers about low fuel trajectories in space missions
Right now reading about twist maps and generally, transport in Hamiltonian systems
Also, thinking about a writing a proposal to apply transport theory for calculation of impact ejecta...