Brian Marcus

Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

Deputy Director, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Conference Announcement: Current Trends in Dynamical Systems and the Mathematical Legacy of Rufus Bowen, July 30 - August 4, 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Teaching in term 1 (Sept. - Dec., 2017):

Math 226 (Section 201): Advanced Calculus I (Honours Multivariable Calculus)

Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:30-3:00, Thursday, 11:30 - 1:00 and by appointment, Math Building, Room 218.


Sebastian Barbieri, Postdoctoral Fellow

Madeline Doering, PhD student

Cutting-Edge Research by Quatro Amigos


Raimundo Briceno, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University (UBC PhD, 2016)

Nishant Chandgotia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University (UBC PhD, 2015)

Felipe Garcia-Ramos, Research Professor, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UBC PhD, 2015)

Ricardo Gomez Aiza, Professor, Insitituto de Matematicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UBC Sabbatical visitor, 2016-2017)

Guangyue Han, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Hong Kong (UBC Postdoc 2004-2007)

Erez Louidor, Google, Mountain View, USA (UBC PhD, 2010)

Tom Meyerovitch, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Ben-Gurion University (UBC Postdoc 2010-2012)

Ronnie Pavlov, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Denver (UBC Postdoc 2007-2010)

Siamak Taati (UBC Research Associate, 2016-2017)

Research Interests:

Coding and Information Theory, Symbolic Dynamics, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems


Recent Research Publications in Electronic Form

Publication List


An Introduction to Symbolic Dynamics and Coding (with D. Lind), Cambridge University Press, 1995 (reprinted 1999).

Lecture Notes:

An Introduction to Coding for Constrained Systems (with R. Roth and P. Siegel)

Class and Seminar Notes:

Entropy and Equilibrium states in Ergodic Theory and Statistical Mechanics


Thermodynamic Formalism


Careers in Mathematics

Careers in Mathematics (brief)

A Talk on entropy of d-dimensional shifts of finite type


A Brief Biography

Contact Information:

Brian Marcus
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Math Building 218