Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson
  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics
Office Hours: 

Monday 9-11 (Spring 2019) @ Physics 224


I am an applied mathematician interested in partial differential equations, numerical methods, and mathematical physics. My research has focused on problems arising in condensed matter physics and photonics. My post-doc mentor at Duke is Jianfeng Lu.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2017

Watson, A, and Weinstein, MI. "Wavepackets in Inhomogeneous Periodic Media: Propagation Through a One-Dimensional Band Crossing." Communications in Mathematical Physics 363.2 (October 2018): 655-698. Full Text

Watson, AB, Lu, J, and Weinstein, MI. "Wavepackets in inhomogeneous periodic media: Effective particle-field dynamics and Berry curvature." Journal of Mathematical Physics 58.2 (February 2017): 021503-021503. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lu, J, Watson, AB, and Weinstein, MI. "Dirac operators and domain walls.".