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. 

The Centre is involved with the recently established EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications. Applications for for October 2015 admission are currently being accepted. Full details of how to apply to the CDT.

The Centre runs a weekly PDE seminar in term time at 5pm on Mondays.There is also a lunchtime seminar series run by the CDT at 12pm on Thursdays.

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