OxPDE is willing to support visits by academics especially early career researchers where such a visit is likely to be beneficial to both parties and is fully funded. Details of currently open calls and the department process.


  • Congratulations to our Post-Doc Research, Dr Alexandra Holzinger, who has received the Hannspeter-Winter Prize of TU Wien of 2023! The prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievements made by women in the field of research and technology. 



  • We are delighted to announce that Angkana Rüland, former OxPDE postdoctoral fellow (2014-17), is one of the recipients of the 2024 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, associated with the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, "for contributions to applied analysis, in particular, the analysis of microstructure in solid-solid phase transitions and the theory of inverse problems". She is now a Professor in Mathematics and Holder of a Hausdorff Chair in Mathematics at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn.
  • Congratulations to Qian Wang, who has been awarded the title of Professor by the University.
  • Congratulations to José Carrillo, who has been elected to Academia Europaea. He joins 15 other Oxford Mathematicians in the Academy. The Academy seeks the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages in the aforesaid subjects in Europe. 
  • We are delighted to announce that our OxPDE (PDE-CDT) alumnus Dr. Cristiana De Filippis has been elected as one of the first 30 early-career European mathematicians to the Young Academy of the European Mathematical Society (EMYA). Please click here for further details.
  • Congratulations to Luis A. Caffarelli, who has been awarded the 2023 Abel Prize in recognition of his “seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge–Ampère equation"!   Professor Luis A. Caffarelli served on our OxPDE Scientific Steering Committee (2007-14), as well as the Steering Committee of our EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in PDEs (PDE-CDT) (2014-23).
  • Congratulations to Dr Kaibo Hu, who has been awarded the 2023 SIAM Early Career Prize in Computational Science and Engineering.
  • Congratulations to Andrea Mondino, who has been awarded the title of Professor by the University.
  • José Carrillo receives the 2022 Echegaray Medal. Congratulations to José. The medal is awarded by the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain in recognition of a scientific career.
  • 2022

  • We are delighted to announce that Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen has been elected to Academia Europaea.
  • Congratulations to Prof Sir John Ball, who has been awarded the De Morgan Medal by the London Mathematical Society.
  • Congratulations to Prof Melanie Rupflin on being awarded the 2022 Oxford MPLS Divisional Teaching Award.
  • We are delighted to announce our OxPDE alumnus Dr. Matthew Schrecker has been awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship Grant for his project on Shock Waves in Gas Dynamics.  Please click here for further details.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kaibo Hu on being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2022) for his project on Finite Elements for Geometry. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. David Gomez Castro on being awarded the 2022 Antonio Valle prize for Young Researchers from the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SeMA).  Please click here for further details.




  • Welcome to Andrea Mondino, who has joined OxPDE as Associate Professor of the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. Prof. Mondino is also Tutorial Fellow in Pure Mathematics at St Hilda's College.
  • Congratulations to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for becoming the first woman to win the 2019 Abel Prize in recognition of her "pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics". 





  • A site for papers dedicated to Bryce McLeod is launched. Following the recent memorial workshop for J B McLeod, a site for papers dedicated to him has been launched. Details
  • John F Nash Jr and Louis Nirenberg share the Abel Prize “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.”. Details
  • Are you considering a career in research and currently studying for a degree, you may be interested in the OxPDE Summer Undergraduate Research Projects 2015 which can be applied for until midday Friday 10 April 2015. Details
  • Angkana Rüland of the Mathematical Institute in Oxford and Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College has won the Hausdorff prize for the best thesis at the University of Bonn for her work on "On Some Rigidity Properties in PDEs".


  • Are you considering a career in research and studying for a degree, you may be interested in the OxPDE Summer Undergraduate Research Projects 2014 which can be applied for until Friday 4 April 2014.


  • 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 andAdriana 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.
  • Title and Abstract of the lecture series.
  • 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.


  • The 2011 SIAG/APDE Prize, SIAM, USA:

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, USA) awards the SIAG/Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Prize (one prize every two years) to the authors of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the committee, on a topic in Partial Differential Equations published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the four calendar years preceding the year of the award.

    The committee wishes to recognize Gui-Qiang G. Chen and Mikhail Feldman for their paper, "Global Solutions of Shock Reflection by Large-Angle Wedges for Potential Flow," Annals of Mathematics, Volume 171, Issue 2 (2010), 1067-1182, "in which they proved the existence and stability of a solution for the equations of two-dimensional compressible gas dynamics, for the case of a shock reflection from a wedge.  This problem, originating with work of Ernst Mach, has long defied careful mathematical analysis."

    Congratulations to Professor Chen!
  • OxPDE Mathematicians Awarded London Mathematical Society Prizes 2011

    We are delighted to announce that two OxPDE mathematicians have been awarded London Mathemtical Society prizes this year: the Naylor Prize and Lecture to Bryce McLeod, and a Whitehead Prize to Barbara Niethammer.

    Congratulations to them both!

    Further details can be found on the LMS website at http://www.lms.ac.uk/content/citations-lms-prize-winners
  • OxPDE Mathematician Wins Oxford University Graduate Photography Competition 2011

    Congratulations to Yasemin Sengul for the winning entry to this year's Graduate Photography Competition, you can view the winning photograph at http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/about_the_city/grad…
  • Dan Henry's Manuscripts

    The Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica, Brasil have published the handwritten manuscripts of Dan Henry on their website.  These manuscripts can be viewed by clicking on the following links:



  • The Second South West Regional PDE Winter School will be held in Swansea from 15-16 January 2009. Minicourses will be given by Nina Uraltseva (St. Petersburg), Giuseppe Mingione (Parma) with invited lectures from Jean Van Schaftingen (Louvain-la-Neuve) and Giuseppe Buttazzo (Pisa, Italy). 


  • Vacancy: University Lecturership in the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
  • Event: Public Lecture in PDE by Pierre-Louis Lions (Paris) at the 7th ISAAC Congress - Imperial College, London, 13 July 2009. Co-organised with the Centre.
  • Event: Nonlinear PDE and free boundary problems - a series of mini-courses and invited talks - University of Warwick, 15-19 June 2009. Supported by the Centre.
  • Second Scientific Steering Committee meeting to be held on 12th June 2009.
  • We are pleased to announce that Gui-Qiang G. Chen has been appointed to Professorship in the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations. See the MI announcement. See the announcement in the University of Oxford Gazette.
  • Event: Biomembranes: Modelling and Computation - University of Warwick, 11 May 2009. Supported by the Centre
  • Presentations from the Workshop on the Mathematics of weather and climate prediction held at the Met Office, Exeter from 30 March to 3 April 2009 are now online.
  • After the Undergraduate Summer Research Project call in February 2009 the Centre received 39 applications for its 2009 call, from undergraduates at 16 institutions across the UK and EU. The calibre of the applicants was so high that the Centre will be awarding up to 8 bursaries of 6 weeks each instead of the anticipated 2 bursaries for 10 weeks each.
  • Christof Melcher leaves the Centre to take up a senior Professorship in Germany.
  • Event: Workshop on the mathematics of weather and climate prediction, Met Office, Exeter, 30 March – 3 April 2009. Co-organised by the Centre.
  • Call goes out for the first Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE Undergraduate Summer Research Projects Scheme. Undergraduates in the middle years of their degree registered at any institution in the EU or UK can apply to undertake a summer research project in the area of PDE for which they will receive a weekly bursary and a small allowance for research consumables.
  • Francois Genoud is welcomed to the Centre as a visiting postdoctoral researcher.
  • Filip Rindler, DPhil student is welcomed to the Centre


  • Event: First South West Regional PDE Winter School, St Anne's College, Oxford, 12-13 December 2008. Co-organised by the Centre.
  • Arghir Zarnescu is welcomed to the Centre as a postdoctoral researcher with the title: Titchmarch Fellow.
  • Parth Soneji, DPhil student is welcomed to the Centre
  • Event: Workshop on Calculus of Variations and Nonlinear PDE, 15-17 September 2008. University of Swansea. Supported by the Centre.
  • First Scientific Steering Committee is held in Oxford in conjunction with a one day event in PDE on 5th June 2008.
  • The Centre's technical report series is launched
  • Michael Herrman is welcomed to the Centre as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • OxPDE Lunchtime Seminar series begins


  • The Centre is officially opened by Professor Nick Woodhouse, Director of the Mathematical Institute at the Centre's launch meeting held on 24th October 2007
  • New faculty members: Yves Capdeboscq, Christof Melcher, Barbara Niethammer and Gregory Seregin are welcomed to the Mathematical Institute and the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE on 1st October 2007
  • Professor Bryce McLeod is welcomed to the Centre as Emeritus Visiting Professor.
  • Michael Helmers, DPhil student is welcomed to the Centre.
  • The Centre's management committee is established and the first meeting held on 25th July 2007.
  • Oxford University and the Maxwell Institute hold a UK Nonlinear PDEs Consultation Meeting held at London Mathematical Society (LMS), De Morgan House.


  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announce that University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute will receive £3.3m from the third round of Science and Innovation Awards to establish a world-class research centre in the analysis of non-linear partial differential equations (PDEs). See full Press Release.
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