PDE, Applied Mathematics, and Computation
The group in PDE, applied mathematics and computation is one of the strongest such groups in the country. Research covers a wide array of nonlinear phenomena and involves work ranging from pure analysis to scientific computation. There are two active seminars, the P.D.E. seminar and the Applied Mathematics seminar. Some of the faculty in this group also are involved in the Institute for Scientific Computing. We regularly have both visitors and post-docs in this area. In addition to support as an Associate Instructor, graduate students in this area are eligible for the Hopf Fellowship which supplies tuition and living expenses and relieves the student of teaching duties.
Faculty in this Research Group
Ciprian Foias, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Education: Institute of Mathematics, Bucharest, 1962
Analysis and PDE
Bob Glassey, Professor Emeritus
Education: Brown University, 1972
Applied Mathematics; Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations; Kinetic Theory: Vlasov-Maxwell, Boltzmann equations; Numerical Analysis
David Hoff, Professor
Education: University of Michigan, 1977
Koby Rubinstein, Adjunct Professor
Education: Courant Institute, New York University, 1985
Continuum Mechanics, Optics, Vision, Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling
Peter Sternberg, Professor
Education: Courant Institute, NYU, 1986
Calculus of variations, singular perturbations, Ginzburg-Landau theory in superconductivity.
Youhui Su, Visiting Assistant Scholar
Education: Ph.D. Lanzhou University, 2008
Roger Temam, College Professor
Education: Universite de Paris, 1967
Nonlinear partial differential equations, Navier-Stokes equations, fluid mechanics, numerical analysis, scientific computing.
Maynard Thompson, Professor Emeritus
Education: University of Wisconsin, 1962
Mathematical and computational methods applied to problems arising in the biomedical and environmental sciences; stratified population dynamics; dynamics of common source diseases
Shouhong Wang, Professor
Education: Lanzhou University, China, 1988
Applications: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Phase Transitions. Analysis: Bifurcation and Stability, Nonlinear PDE, Dynamical Systems
Kevin Zumbrun, Professor & Chair
Education: Courant Institute, NYU, 1990
Nonlinear analysis of partial differential equations: stability and asymptotic behavior of solutions, applications to continuum mechanics.