Dr. Andrea R. Nahmod

Professor of Mathematics
University of Massachusetts Amherst


Andrea R. Nahmod is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is best known for her work on nonlinear partial differential equations and nonlinear Fourier analysis. Nahmod was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she obtained Licenciatura en Matemática at the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University, New Haven, CT, she held research and faculty positions at Macquarie University, Sydney, the University of Texas at Austin, MSRI Berkeley, and IAS, Princeton, NJ before joining UMass Amherst. Nahmod was the Sargent Faull Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Simons Foundation Fellow. She held Simons Professorships at MSRI and at the Centre de Recherches  Mathématiques, Montreal. At the UMass Amherst, Nahmod received the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity and a Samuel E. Conti Fellowship, two of the top honors. Nahmod is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation and she is a PI in the Simons Collaboration on Wave Turbulence.

Broadly, Nahmod's research interests are in two interrelated fields: nonlinear Fourier and harmonic analysis, and the theory of partial differential equations modeling wave propagation phenomena. She has contributed to our understanding of bilinear singular (pseudo-deferential) operators naturally arising in analysis and PDE and to developing the wave-packet analysis techniques successfully used in their study. She has also worked on questions aimed at understanding the dynamics of nonlinear waves arising in geometry, ferromagnetism and gauge field theories. Over the past fifteen years, she has been working to analyze and gain a more quantitative understanding of the propagation of randomness under the flow of nonlinear dispersive and wave PDE in various regimes. A concurrent aim of Nahmod's research is fostering the training of graduate students and junior researchers.

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