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

Monday, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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