Ralph Abraham

TitleProfessor Emeritus of Mathematics
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentMathematics Department
Phone831-459-3158
Email,
Web Site people.ucsc.edu/~rha
OfficeSpring 2017 McHenry 4153
Campus Mail StopMathematics Department
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Ralph Abraham

Research Interests

Ralph Abraham's work is devoted to applied and computational Mathematics. His focus is on the theories of dynamical systems, chaos and bifurcations. His applications span the Physical, Biological, and Social sciences, and the history of Mathematics.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S.E. Engineering
M.S. Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics: University of Michigan

Selected Publications


  • R. Abraham: Bolts from the Blue, to appear 2005.

  • R. Abraham, Y, Ueda: The Chaos Avant-Garde, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2001.

  • R. Abraham, T. McKenna, R. Sheldrake: The Evolutionary Mind: Trialogues at the Edge of the Unthinkable, Dakota Books, 1997.

  • R. Abraham, L. Gardini, C. Mira: Chaos in Discrete Dynamical Systems, Springer, 1997.

  • R. Abraham, F. Jas, W. Russell: The Web Empowerment Book, Springer, 1995.