Congratulations to Dr. Derrick Nowak! Derrick successfully defended his dissertation “Local smoothing of the Schrödinger equation on a multiwarped product with degenerate trapping on Thursday, May 11. Congratulations also goes to Hans Christianson, who was Derrick’s thesis advisor.
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Arunima Bhattacharya featured in SLMath Community Spotlight
The most recent Community Spotlight from MSRI / the Simons Lauer Mathematical Sciences Institute has featured RTG faculty member Arunima Bhattacharya. You can read the article and learn more about Arunima here. Congratulations to Arunima!
Research Roundup
We will regularly announce newly posted articles and newly accepted articles within the group. We are proud to announce the following updates from the past few months.
Arunima Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor

 Presentation: Geometry and Topology Seminar, Duke University (March 20, 2023)
 Presentation: Continuum Mechanics Seminar, University of NebraskaLincoln (March 30, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Geometric Analysis Seminar, University of Oregon (May 16, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Differential Geometry/PDE Seminar, University of Washington (May 17, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Birthday Conference for Mikhail Safonov, Seoul, South Korea (June 20, 2023)
 Newly accepted: A. Bhattacharya, J. Chen, and M. Warren: Regularity of Hamiltonian stationary equations in symplectic manifolds, Adv. Math., to appear.
 Newly accepted: A. Bhattacharya, The Dirichlet problem for the Lagrangian mean curvature equation, Analysis & PDE, to appear.
Benjamin Bechtold, Graduate Student

 Successfully completed the Departmental Oral Exam (February 2023)
Madelyne Brown, Graduate Student

 Newly accepted: M. Brown: On the growth of generalized Fourier coefficients of restricted eigenfunctions. Comm. PDE, to appear.
 Elected President of UNC’s Graduate Math Associate (GMA) for the 202324 academic year.
Yaiza Canzani, Associate Professor

 Newly accepted: Y. Canzani and J. Toth: Lower bounds for eigenfunction restrictions in lacunary regions. Communications in Mathematical Physics, to appear.
Hans Christianson, Professor

 Newly posted: H. Christianson, J. Wang, and R. P. T. Wang: Control estimates for 0th order pseudodifferential operators.
 Presentation: TsinghuaFudan joint online seminar on microlocal analysis (April 28, 2023)
Casey Rodriguez, Assistant Professor

 Newly posted: C. Rodriguez, Elastic solids with straingradient elastic boundary surfaces.
 Newly posted: K. R. Rajagopal and C. Rodriguez, Special Cosserat rods with ratedependent evolving natural configurations.
 Upcoming invited talk: 13th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, UNCWilmington (May 31June 4, 2023).
Jian Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow

 Newly posted: H. Christianson, J. Wang, and R. P. T. Wang: Control estimates for 0th order pseudodifferential operators.
 Presentation: Analysis and PDE Seminar, University of California at Berkeley (April 10, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Analysis Seminar, Northwestern University (May 15, 2023).
2023 Undergraduate Research Cohort
With graduation approaching, we want to congratulate our graduating class of undergraduate researchers.
 Ameer Qaquish has been working with Hans Christianson and will return to UNC in the biostatistics graduate program.
 David Snider studied with Mark Williams and recently defended his honors thesis “Nonlinear geometric optics for pulses with nonlinear phases”. He will enrolled in the graduate program in statistics at Columbia University in the fall.
 XiaoMing Porter and Yizhou Gu have worked with Jason Metcalfe. They presented their research at the 2023 UNC Celebration of Undergraduate Research.
 XiaoMing will graduate with honors with a thesis titled “Local energy estimates for damped waves”. XiaoMing will enroll in the graduate program in mathematics at the National University of Singapore.
 Yizhou will enroll at the University of Michigan in statistics. She was one of this year’s recipients of the Archibald Henderson Mathematics Medal and received recognition at the 2023 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony.
We are extremely proud of these students, provide deep congratulations on their graduations, and wish them much luck in their new endeavors.
High school researchers
The members of the RTG’s first cohort of high school researchers are nearing the end of the senior year. And we congratulate them on their enrollments at outstanding universities.
Liam Buttita has been studying with RTG faculty member Casey Rodriguez. Liam worked on obtaining helical equilibrium states for a Cosserat rod model recently introduced by Rodriguez and Rajagopal. These equilibrium states are obtained via solving for certain relative equilibria of a Hamiltonian system that expresses balances of forces and couples in the rod. In the fall, Liam will attend the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign.
Zubin Narayan has been working with RTG faculty member Jason Metcalfe and RTG graduate student Ben Bechtold. They have examined global existence for wave equations satisfying a null condition with initial data that may be large in the energy space. Zubin will be departing for Carnegie Mellon University come the fall.
We thank Liam and Zubin for all of their hard work and congratulate them!
RTG Member’s AIM Square Project
RTG group members Yaiza Canzani and Jeremy Marzuola recently returned from their last weeklong SQuaRE (Structured Quartet Research Ensembles) at the the American Institute of Mathematics in San Jose, CA. The two RTG members, along with their collaborators Greg Berkolaiko and Graham Cox began this journey in 2018, when their original collaborative proposal was approved by this NSF funded institute that specializes in bringing small groups together for focused collaboration. Each team is approved for three annual meetings to solidify the collaboration and allow for deeper discussions over a long period of time. The team has been working on projects related to properties of eigenfunctions in a variety of settings, as well as on the notion of equipartition for domains and manifolds. They have found beautiful connections between properties of spectral equipartitions and the corresponding DirichlettoNeumann map for the given partition.
Research roundup
We will regularly announce newly posted articles and newly accepted articles within the group. We are proud to announce the following updates from the past few months.
Arunima Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor

 Newly posted: J. Bernstein and A. Bhattacharya: ColdingMinicozzi Entropies in CartanHadamard Manifolds
 Upcoming invited talk: Geometric Analysis Seminar, University of Chicago (February 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Gauge Theory, Geometric Analysis, and LowDimensional Topology, Special Session of an AMS Sectional Virtual Meeting (April 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Geometric and Analytic Methods in PDE, Special Session of an AMS Sectional Meeting (April 2023).
 Upcoming invited talk: Differential Geometry/PDE Seminar, University of Washington (May 2023).
Madelyne Brown, Graduate Student

 Presentation: Analysis Seminar, University of Rochester (September 30, 2022)
 Presentation: Analysis Seminar, University of Wisconsin (October 18, 2022)
 Attended the ChernWeil Symposium at the University of Chicago (October 79, 2022)
 Upcoming invited talk: Analysis and PDE Seminar, Johns Hopkins University (March 6, 2023)
Yaiza Canzani, Associate Professor

 Newly posted: Y. Canzani, J. Galkowski, and B. Keeler (former UNC graduate student): Asymptotics for the spectral function on Zoll manifolds.
 Newly accepted: Y. Canzani and J. Galkowski: Weyl remainders: an application of geodesic beams. Invent. Math., to appear.
 Presentation: MünichAahrusSantiago Seminar in Mathematical Physics (virtual) (December 5, 2022)
 Upcoming invited talk: Geometria em Lisboa Semina (virtual) (January 17, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Analysis Seminar, Princeton University (February 20, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Spectral Geometry in the Clouds Seminar (virtual) (March 6, 2023)
Hans Christianson, Professor

 Newly posted: H. Christianson and D. Pezzi (former UNC undergraduate): Energy distribution for Dirichlet eigenfunctions on right triangles.
Jeremy Marzuola, Professor

 Newly posted: Z. Boyd, N. Fraiman, J. Marzuola, P. Mucha, and B. Osting: Escape times for subgraph detection and graph partitioning.
 Newly accepted: L. Hillairet and J. Marzuola: Eigenvalue spacing for 1d Schrödinger operators, Asymptotical Analysis, to appear.
 Upcoming invited talk: Analysis Seminar, Oklahoma University (February 13, 2023)
 Upcoming invited talk: Seminar, Purdue University (February 20, 2023)
Jason Metcalfe, Professor

 Newly accepted: J. Metcalfe and T. Rhoads (former UNC graduate student): Longtime existence for systems of quasilinear wave equations. Matematica, to appear.
 Newly accepted: M. Facci (former UNC undergraduate student and current UNC graduate student), A. McEntarffer (former UNC undergraduate student), and J. Metcalfe: An r^pweighted local energy approach to global existence for null form semilinear wave equations. Involve, to appear.
 Presentation: Analysis Seminar, University of New Mexico (virtual) (October 2022)
Casey Rodriguez, Assistant Professor

 Newly accepted: K. R. Rajagopal and C. Rodriguez: On evolving natural curvature for an inextensible, unshearable, viscoelastic rod. Journal of Elasticity, to appear.
 Newly accepted: K. R. Rajagopal and C. Rodriguez: On an elastic strainlimiting special Cosserat rod model. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, to appear.
 Upcoming invited talk: Special Session, Spring Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, University of Cincinnati (April 1516, 2023)
Michael Taylor, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor

 Newly submitted: M. Taylor: GaussGreen formulas on domains with nonrectifiable boundaries
 Newly posted: M. Taylor: Introduction to Lie Groups, Open Math Notes, AMS.
 Newly posted: M. Taylor: Short course on pseudodifferential operators, Open Math Notes, AMS
Jian Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow

 Newly posted: J. Galkowski, P. Marchand, J. Wang, and M. Zworski: The scattering phase: seen at last.
Welcome Arunima Bhattacharya
We are excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Arunima Bhattacharya. Arunima earned her Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Oregon where she worked with Micah Warren. She subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Washington and SLMath. Her research focuses on geometric analysis and nonlinear PDE. Her office will be PH304A. Please join us in welcoming Arunima to the department and to the group.
Developmental Training Groups
The first year of the Developmental Training Group, which was designed and led by Yaiza Canzani, just wrapped up. This led to eight applications by students for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This is more than double the number of applications that is typical. The students were surveyed and the program received unanimous praise. We are very proud of the work of Yaiza and the students and are looking forward to the results of the applications.
2023 Brauer Lectures by Carlos Kenig
We are delighted to announce the return of the Brauer lectures within the Department of Mathematics at UNC. The 2023 lectures will be given by Carlos Kenig, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.
Carlos earned his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1978 under the direction of Alberto Calderon. After holding positions at Princeton and Minnesota, he returned to the University of Chicago in 1985. Carlos’s recognitions include the Salem Prize (1984), the Bocher Prize (2008), three time ICM speaker (1986, 2002, 2010), elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (2014), and current President of the International Mathematical Union. Carlos is an expert in harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, and he is an excellent expositor and lecturer for both specialized and general audiences.
The lectures will take place February 68, 2023. And the titles of the talks are:

Lecture 1: Asymptotic simplification for solutions of nonlinear wave equations
 Lecture 2: Wave maps into the sphere
 Lecture 3: Soliton resolution and channels of energy
Stay tuned to the Events page for more specifics on the times and locations of the lectures.