Christopher J. Larsen
Christopher J. Larsen
Office Location
Stratton Hall 002C
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-6124
Christopher J. Larsen
Professor
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Education: 
BS Physics Carnegie Mellon University 1989
JD University of Maryland 1992
MS Applied Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1994
PhD Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1996
Many interesting physical phenomena are difficult to pin down mathematically, which is a necessary first step in order to make predictions confidently. This is particularly true in the study of the evolution of defects in materials; for example, predicting the growth and paths of cracks. My research is in applied analysis, and my goals are to formulate mathematically- and physically-reasonable models for these problems, as well as understand the properties of solutions (even proving their existence itself is often a serious problem). At WPI, I involve both graduate and undergraduate students in these projects, who often make important contributions.
Office Location
Stratton Hall 002C
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-6124
Professional Highlights & Honors: 
Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute Lecturer
2014
Leverhulme Visiting Professor
The Leverhulme Trust (UK)
Visiting Professor, University of Paris XIII, University of Paris IX, Caltech
NSF Research Award (PI), 2005-present
National Science Foundation