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Ivan C. Christov

Richard P. Feynman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory and Computing

Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems group (T-4)
and Center for Nonlinear Studies,

Los Alamos National Laboratory



Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (June 2011)

Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

M.S. in Mathematics (May 2007)

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

S.B. in Mathematics (Applied Option) (June 2005)

Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

a) Complex and Nonlinear Systems: the study of the mechanics of natural phenomena using advanced mathematical techniques and state-of-the-art computational simulations; in particular: diffusion, mixing and self-organization of granular matter, flow in heterogeneous porous media, multiphase interfacial instabilities, fluid-structure interaction, shock-formation in compressible flows, viscoelastic flows and non-Newtonian rheology, dynamics of coherent structures in nonlinear wave equations, nonlinear Fourier analysis of physical data.

b) Numerical Methods/Analysis: the development of high-performance reliable simulation techniques for real-world applications; in particular: Godunov-type schemes for conservation laws and Hamilton–Jacobi equations, finite-volume methods for reservoir simulation, implicit conservative finite-difference and finite element methods for nonlinear diffusion and nonlinear wave equations.

Just for Fun (Scientometrics, etc.):


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Photo credit: Richard Robinson, LANL.

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    Los Alamos National Laboratory,
    Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
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Some material presented on this web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1104047.





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