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 M. I. Weinstein. “Wavepackets in Inhomogeneous Periodic Media: Propagation Through a One-Dimensional Band Crossing.” Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 363, no. 2, Oct. 2018, pp. 655–98. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00220-018-3213-x. Full Text

Watson, A. B., et al. “Wavepackets in inhomogeneous periodic media: Effective particle-field dynamics and Berry curvature.” Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 58, no. 2, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.4976200. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lu, Jianfeng, et al. Dirac operators and domain walls.