OxPDE News

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.

January 2017

Prof Chen discusses his work on the Mathematics of Shock Reflection-Diffraction.

November 2016

Prof Gui-Qiang Chen elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for contributions to partial differential equations, nonlinear analysis, fluid mechanics, hyperbolic conservation laws, and shock wave theory.

June 2015

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 

March 2015

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

February 2015

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".

March 2014

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.

November 2013

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!

October 2013

Sir John Ball involved in new University and Met Office partnership.

Richard James' work featured on BBC website.


September 2013

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.

May 2013

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

April 2013

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)


October 2012

OxPDE welcomes Qian Wang to the Centre. Dr Wang is a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow at Lincoln. Details of her research interests.

September 2012

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)

April 2012

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

January 2012

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 athttp://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/about_the_city/gradu...

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:








January 2010

  • 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). 

September 2009

  • Vacancy: University Lecturership in the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations 

July 2009

  • 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.

June 2009

  • 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.

May 2009

  • 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.

April 2009

  • Christof Melcher leaves the Centre to take up a senior Professorship in Germany

March 2009

  • Event: Workshop on the mathematics of weather and climate prediction, Met Office, Exeter, 30 March – 3 April 2009. Co-organised by the Centre.

 February 2009

  • 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.

January 2009

  • Filip Rindler, DPhil student is welcomed to the Centre

December 2008

  • Event: First South West Regional PDE Winter School, St Anne's College, Oxford, 12-13 December 2008. Co-organised by the Centre.

October 2008

  • 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

September 2008

  • Event: Workshop on Calculus of Variations and Nonlinear PDE, 15-17 September 2008. University of Swansea. Supported by the Centre 

June 2008

  • First Scientific Steering Committee is held in Oxford in conjunction with a one day event in PDE on 5th June 2008.

May 2008

  • The Centre's technical report series is launched
  • Michael Herrman is welcomed to the Centre as a postdoctoral researcher

February 2008

  •  OxPDE Lunchtime Seminar series begins

October 2007

  • 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

July 2007

  • The Centre's management committee is established and the first meeting held on 25th July 2007.

May 2007

  • Oxford University and the Maxwell Institute hold a UK Nonlinear PDEs Consultation Meeting held at London Mathematical Society (LMS), De Morgan House.

December 2006

  • 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.