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James H. Nolen

Professor of Mathematics
Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Mondays 10:30am-12:00
Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30



I study partial differential equations and probability, which have been used to model many phenomena in the natural sciences and engineering. In some cases, the parameters for a partial differential equation are known only approximately, or they may have fluctuations that are best described statistically. So, I am especially interested in differential equations modeling random phenomena and whether one can describe the statistical properties of solutions to these equations.  Asymptotic analysis has been a common theme in much of my research.  Current research interests include: reaction diffusion equations, homogenization of PDEs, stochastic dynamics, interacting particle systems.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Mathematics · 2021 - Present Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Texas, Austin · 2006 Ph.D.
Davidson College · 2000 B.S.