Charles Bu

cbu@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-3038
Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois



Charles Bu
Professor of Mathematics

Professor Bu's work focuses on boundary value problems for important evolution equations. 


Born and raised in China, Professor Bu experienced the Cultural Revolution as a teenager and once worked at a tire factory. He came to America for graduate study in 1985, joined the Wellesley faculty in 1992 and completed his fourth year as Chair of Mathematics Department in the spring of 2009. Author of 30 research articles (some with Wellesley students), Professor Bu has done work in boundary value problems for important evolution equations such as the nonlinear Schroedinger equation and Ginzburg-Landau equation. These equations have significant applications in physics, biology and economics.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Apr 1

Our second colloquium of the semester will be given by Shannon Stock from College of the Holy Cross.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 14

Student seminar this week will be led by Maria Tilden.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, Apr 22

Our third colloquium of the semester will be given by Nathan Karst from Babson College.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 28

Student seminar this week will be led by Michelle Lam.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

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