Differential Equations – How can we apply mathematics to our life?

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Yeon Eung Kim
National Institute for Mathematical Science

Abstract :

Mathematicians have been using mathematics to model and analyze natural/physical/biological phenomena. One classical way for application of mathematics is through differential equations. In this talk, I will briefly introduce some applications of differential equations focusing especially on volcano eruption and disease spreading. Targeted audiences are people with high school level mathematics.



2013 M.S. in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Madison
2011 B.S. in Mathematics, Pohang University of Science and Technology(Summa Cum Laude)


Research Interests

Applied and Computational Mathematics. More specifically, development and analysis of numerical schemes for partial differential equations arising in physics, biology and industry as well as modeling such equations.


Professional Activities

  • 2016 National Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Korea
  • 2013-present Researcher ac Center for Applications of Mathematical Principles


Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Bronxe Prise ac Korea Undergraduate Math Problem Solving Contest
  • 2008-2010 National Scholarship for science and Engineering students 6 semesters tuition exemption
  • 2008 Special Prize ac Korea Undergraduate Math Problem Solving contest
  • 2007 Bronze Prize at Korean Mathematical Olympiad
  • 2006 Silver Prize at Korean Mathematical Olympiad