Yilun Wu

Brown University
Mathematics Department
151 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-7962

I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2014, and I am currently a Tamarkin Assistant Professor at Brown University. My research interest lies in the analysis of PDE, using methods of harmonic analysis, calculus of variations and bifurcation theory. I have been studying rotating star solutions of the Euler-Poisson equations, the Vlasov-Poisson equations, and the inverse scattering theory of the Benjamin-Ono equation.

Projects in Progress

I am working with Juhi Jang and Walter Strauss on equations of magentic rotating stars, and global continuation of steady rotating star solutions. A different project of my own aims at constructing rotating star solutions to the Einstein equations of general relativity. I am also working on the inverse scattering problem for the completely integrable Benjamin-Ono equation. Together with Peter Perry and Joel Klipfel, we are studying the inverse scattering transform for the Intermediately Long Wave equation.

Curriculum Vitae

My CV is here.

Paper Preprints


In Fall 2017, I am teaching Math 190 (AP Calculus) and Math 540 (Honors Linear Algebra) at Brown University.

In the past, I have taught different courses at Brown University, Indiana University and the University of Michigan. Courses include: precalculus, calculus (I, II, III), intro to ordinary differential equations, intro to partial differential equations, functional analysis, intro to probability and statistics, intro to stochastic processes, etc.
Last modified: August 17 2017.