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About Panos Kevrekidis

Professor Kevrekidis studies a variety of systems chiefly stemming from the mathematical physics of optical systems (waveguide arrays and optical fibers), as well as from the soft-condensed matter setting of Bose-Einstein Condensates. The research mainly revolves around the existence, stability and dynamics of localized (solitary wave) structures in such one-, two- and three-dimensional setups, often described by equations of Nonlinear Schrodinger or Klein-Gordon type. While the settings under study are principally Hamiltonian in nature (often featuring external potentials, or being genuinely discrete and posed on, so-called, dynamical lattices), occasionally dissipative perturbations thereof are also considered. Besides this main thrust of research Professor Kevrekidis also maintains a wide variety of additional interests including mathematical biology [especially tumor angionesis, nephron dynamics and DNA models], simple cosmological models, the nucleation of liquid droplets in the atmosphere, gelation and related phase transition phenomena in polymers, aerosol dynamics in the atmosphere and in the human body [inhalation and desposition of particles in the respiratory tract], catalytic chemistry and reaction-diffusion models, and dynamics and energy landscapes of glassy materials among others.


Present Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 John David Crawford Prize Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2014 Aristides F. Pallas Prize, Academy of Athens, Greece
  • 2014-2015 Stanislaw M. Ulam Distinguished Scholar
  • 2016 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany
  • 2016 Inaugural T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Math)
  • 2017 Inaugural Class of Fellows of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program

Contact Information

Lederle Grad Research Tower 1524
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9305


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