Christopher Chong

Affiliation: Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics, on leave for the 2023–2024 academic year

Professor Chong is an applied mathematician whose research interests fall into the category of mathematical physics, with particular focus on nonlinear partial differential and difference equations. Most of the models he works with are of the nonlinear wave type, meaning they feature dispersion and nonlinearity. Nonlinear and linear wave equations can model a wide range of systems, including optics, photonics, condensed matter, acoustics and water waves, and more. Professor Chong's work relies heavily on the synergy of analysis, computation and experimentation.


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  • PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • MS, San Diego State University
  • BS, New Hampshire