Main Interests: geometric mechanics (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics), symmetry in nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, stability. Applications in mathematical-physics, chemistry, mechanics.
Selected recent publications
J. Lawson, T. Schmah and C. Stoica, Euler-Poincare reduction for systems with configuration space isotropy, Journal of Geometric Mechanics 3, Issue 2, 261 - 275, 2011
J. Llibre and C. Stoica: Comet- and Hill-type periodic orbits in restricted (N+1)-body problems, Journal of Differential Equations 250, 1747-1766, 2011
D. Pasca, M. Santoprete and C. Stoica: Escape dynamics in collinear atomic-like three mass point systems, Physica D 239, 1516-1526, 2010
D.D. Holm, T. Schmah, C. Stoica: Geometric Mechanics and Symmetry: from finite to infinite dimensions, Oxford Texts in Applied Mathematics 12, Oxford Univ. Press, 2009