Charles C. Conley

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Charles Cameron Conley (26 September 1933 – 20 November 1984) was an American mathematician who worked on dynamical systems.[1]

Conley earned his Ph.D. at the MIT in 1962 under the supervision of Jürgen Moser.[2] He taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The Conley index theory and the Conley–Zehnder theorem are named after him.


  • Isolated invariant sets and the Morse index. CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics, 38. American Mathematical Society, Providence, R.I., 1978. ISBN 0-8218-1688-8


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