Computational Foundry attracts world-leading academic due to Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship grant

Swansea University’s Mathematics Department is celebrating the successful bid for a Leverhulme Grant that will see a world-leading academic join the team as a visiting professor.

Swansea University will welcome Professor Friedemann Brock from the University of Rostock, Germany, to the Mathematics Department within the Computational Foundry for 12 months.  This will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship grant, a highly competitive award given to UK institutions to attract eminent overseas researchers for short-term placements.

Professor Brock is a world-leading expert in the study of symmetry of solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDE). Professor Brock has made a number of pioneering contributions to the field, which is difficult to study: there are almost no general techniques that work for all such equations, and usually each individual equation has to be studied as a separate problem.

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Vitaly Moroz, Professor in Mathematics at the Computational Foundry who submitted the successful grant application, comments: “Swansea University has an active research group in non linear PDEs,   which will strongly benefit from close interaction with such a distinguished specialist. We are very much looking forward to his visit, which will also promote and advance this major research area with our staff, students, and with the wider research community throughout the UK.”

As part of his visit, Professor Brock will work closely with academics in the department of mathematics, as well as collaborating with the interdisciplinary Centre for Biomathematics. He will also deliver a range of seminars and lectures aimed postgraduate students, wider scientific audiences, and outreach activities for A Level students.