Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE
Focussing on the fundamental analysis of PDE, and numerical algorithms for their solutions.
The Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE (OxPDE) is a vibrant and stimulating research environment, providing leadership in the area of nonlinear PDE within the UK.PDEs are ubiquitous in almost all applications of mathematics, where they provide a natural mathematical description of many phenomena. The behaviour of every material object, with length scales ranging from sub-atomic to astronomical and timescales ranging from picoseconds to millennia, can be modelled by PDE or by equations having similar features.
The centre focuses on the fundamental analysis of nonlinear PDE, and numerical algorithms for their solution. Current areas of interest include the calculus of variations, nonlinear hyperbolic systems, inverse problems, homogenization, infinite-dimensional dynamical systems, geometric analysis and PDE arising in solid and fluid mechanics, materials science, liquid crystals, biology and relativity. Amongst other initiatives we run an active visitor programme, an events programme, a dedicated technical report series and host national events and visitors calendars for the PDE community.
OxPDE has dedicated funds for the purpose of providing support for events within the UK to promote nonlinear PDE. Are you a researcher based in the UK who is thinking of organising an event in the area of nonlinear PDE or nonlinear problems in PDE? If so, why not submit a proposal to us for funding. The Centre may also be able to offer other support and advice regarding the organising of the event.
Are you about to advertise a vacancy for a new faculty member within your UK University? Will the position be related to nonlinear PDE or nonlinear problems in PDE? If so, you can submit a proposal for event funding to be associated to the vacancy. The event proposal submitted by your newly appointed faculty member will then be considered as a matter of priority.
A new CDT in PDE: Analysis and Applications will welcome its first cohort of students in October 2014. Congratulations to Gui-Qiang Chen, Endre Suli and John Ball on being sucessful with their CDT bid!
Sir John Ball involved in new University and Met Office partnership.
Richard James' work featured on BBC website.
Welcome to Steve Shkoller who has recently joined us. Congratulations to steve on recently receiving a Wolfson Research Merit Award. We are also pleased to welcome Richard James, Andrea Braides and Adriana Garroni who are visiting OxPDE for the next academic year.
We are delighted that visiting Professor Michel Chipot, University of Zürich will be holding a mini lecture series, comprising of 4 one hour lectures entitled
"Asymptotic behavior of problems in cylindrical domains".
The lectures will be held in the Gibson Building Ground Floor Seminar Room, RI.048 at 10.00am on Friday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May.
Congratulations to Judith Campos who has been awarded a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future award for 2013-14.
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations - Theories and Applications, April 16 - April 19, 2013
(The Second Joint University of Oxford and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Workshop)
OxPDE welcomes Qian Wang to the Centre. Dr Wang is a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow at Lincoln. Details of her research interests.
International Conference on Nonlinear PDE, Oxford, 10-13 September 2012
Organisers: Gui-Qiang Chen (Oxford), Peter Topping (Warwick, John Toland (Cambridge), Barbara Niethammer (Bonn), Sergei Kuksin (Heriot Watt) and Aram Karakhanyan (Edinburgh)
Gui-Qiang Chen has been elected to be one of the SIAM Fellows: Class of 2012 for contributions to the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, and shock waves. Congratulations! Full details
Congratulations to Jan Kristensen, who has been awarded the title of Professor by the University.
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