Department of Mathematical Sciences

Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis (DNA)

Simulation of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Figure.

The DNA group does research and teaching in the fields of partial differential equations, numerical methods for differential equations, and optimization. Differential equations and optimization problems appear in a large number of practical applications, but they can pose deep and interesting problems also in their own right.

The research activity of the DNA group is divided into the following areas:


Elena CelledoniProfessor Elena Celledoni, Head of the DNA group


Staff – DNA group


Current Projects

Structure Preserving Integrators, Discrete Integrable Systems and Algebraic Combinatorics (SPIRIT) (2014–2017)

The main purpose of this project is to develop and analyse specially tailored numerical methods for approximating the solution to differential equations.

The work is focused on numerical methods which retain selected qualitative properties of the exact solution.

Nonlinear water waves (2014–2017)
This project aims at studying certain classes of non-local equations which describe water waves in a canal or out at sea, with a particular focus on waves that allow for stagnation, like interior vortices, wave-breaking, or peaks and cusps at the surface.
Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (NOWITECH) (2009-2017)
Centre for Environmental-friendly Energy Research. Co-funded by NFR and industrial partners.

Completed projects

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