Research at UW-Madison in DifferentialEquations

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Seminars of interest

The weekly PDE & Geometric Analysis seminar is held on Monday afternoons, 3:30-4:30pm.

Other seminars that will feature PDE related material are the Geometry and Topology seminar, the Analysis seminar, and the Applied and Computational Math seminar.

Upcoming events

This spring the Midwest PDE seminar will be held in Madison on April 21/22 (2018).


Hung Vinh Tran (UC Berkeley, 2012) Nonlinear PDE

Chanwoo Kim (Brown, 2011) Applied PDE, Kinetic theory, Fluid dynamics.

Mihaela Ifrim (UC Davis, 2012) Nonlinear Dispersive Equations (water-wave equations and related dispersive models), Fluid Mechanics, Elastodynamics, Harmonic Analysis, General Relativity.

Mikhail Feldman (UC Berkeley, 1994) Nonlinear PDE, Calculus of Variations

Sergey Bolotin (Moscow State University, 1982) Dynamical Systems, Variational Methods, Celestial Mechanics.

Sigurd Angenent (Leiden, 1986) Nonlinear PDE, differential geometry, medical imaging, math biology.

Faculty in related areas

Lu Wang (MIT, 2011) Geometric Analysis, Mean Curvature Flow

Bing Wang (UW Madison, 2008) Geometric Analysis, Ricci flow, Kaehler-Ricci flow, Mean Curvature flow

Sergey Denisov (Moscow State University, 1999) Analysis, PDE

Jean-Luc Thiffeault (UT Austin, 1998) Mixing in fluids, optimization of mixing.

Saverio Spagnolie (Courant Institute, 2008) Fluid dynamics, complex fluids, soft matter, computation.

Sam Stechmann (Courant Institute, 2008) Applied math, computational math, fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, climate.

Shi Jin (University of Arizona, 1991) Numerical and applied analysis of hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic theory, Hamilton-Jacobi equations and front propagations, computational fluid dynamics, quantum dynamics, high frequency waves, and uncertainty quantification.

Qin Li (UW Madison, 2013) Numerical analysis and scientific computing.


Paul Rabinowitz PDE, Calculus of Variations, Dynanamical Systems, Nonlinear Analysis

Joel Robbin Global Analysis, Differential Equations

Robert Turner Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Biology