Charles Bu

(781) 283-3038
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, Sept 15

The math department's student seminar kicks off for the semester.  Join us at 12:20 in room 362 for food and a mathematics talk by a fellow Wellesley math enthusiast.

Wednesday, Sept 17

This year's Math Games will be held from 4-6 in room 362 of the science center.  No particular mathematics experience is needed; bring your friends and come join the fun!

Monday, Sept 22

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, Sept 30

Dan Rockmore from Dartmouth College will deliver our annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture. The talk starts at 4:15, and afterwards we'll go to the College Club for dinner

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