This volume presents selected papers by the brilliant Uruguayan mathematician Ricardo Mañé, known for his outstanding contributions to dynamical systems and ergodic theory. He was a student of Jacob Palis at IMPA and pursued his whole scientific career at IMPA.
Mañé was invited to speak twice in the section of Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, at the International Congress of Mathematics held in Warsaw in 1983 and in Zurich in 1994. He was also a speaker at the Colloquium organized by the Societé Mathématique de France, celebrating R. Thom's 65 anniversary.
In 1994, he became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Third World Academy of Sciences Prize for Mathematics.