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, Oct 20

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week we'll have a summer research programs panel.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Oct 22

Our Applicable Math Lecture series kicks off for the year with Mike Remolona from Wolfram Research Inc giving a talk discussing Mathematica 10 and how to get the most out of wolframalpha.com.  We'll have a reception (with food!) at 3:45 in SCI 362, then move to SCI 296 at 4:15 for the talk.

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second Putnam problem session meets today and runs from 12:30 to 1:20 in SCI 364.  This week we'll have homemade cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and ginger molasses) to help fuel our problem solving neurons.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second department colloquium is given by Megan Heenehan (Wellesley '03) from Eastern Connecticut State University. We'll meet in SCI 362 for snacks and socializing at 3:45, then the talk will begin at 4:15 in SCI 396.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Monday, Oct 27

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

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