Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

Research Areas and Keywords


Stochastic Analysis, Malliavin Calculus, Ergodic Theory

Biological Modeling

Stochastic and Random PDEs, Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, Metabolic and Cellular modeling, Out of equilibrium statistical mechanics

Computational Mathematics

Markov Chain Mixing, Stochastic Numerical Methods, High Dimensional Random Algorithms

PDE & Dynamical Systems

Stochastic and Random PDEs, Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Malliavin Calculus, Fluid Mechanics, Approximating invariant measures

Physical Modeling

Stochastic and Random PDEs, Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics


Stochastic and Random PDEs, Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Analysis, Malliavin Calculus, Markov Chain Mixing, Ergodic Theory, High Dimensional Random Algorithms, Probability on stratified spaces, Out of equilibrium statistical mechanics, Approximating invariant measures

Jonathan Christopher  Mattingly grew up in Charlotte, NC where he attended Irwin Ave elementary and Charlotte Country Day.  He graduated from the NC School of Science and Mathematics and received a BS is Applied Mathematics with a concentration in physics from Yale University. After two years abroad with a year spent at ENS Lyon studying nonlinear and statistical physics on a Rotary Fellowship, he returned to the US to attend Princeton University where he obtained a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 1998. After 4 years as a Szego assistant professor at Stanford University and a year as a member of the IAS in Princeton, he moved to Duke in 2003. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics and of Statistical Science.

His expertise is in the longtime behavior of stochastic system including randomly forced fluid dynamics, turbulence, stochastic algorithms used in molecular dynamics and Bayesian sampling, and stochasticity in biochemical networks.

He is the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship and a PECASE CAREER award.  He is also a fellow of the IMS and the AMS.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1998

  • M.A., Princeton University 1996

  • B.S., Yale University 1992

Weinan, E., and J. C. Mattingly. “Ergodicity for the navier-stokes equation with degenerate random forcing: Finite-dimensional approximation.” Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 54, no. 11, Nov. 2001, pp. 1386–402. Scopus, doi:10.1002/cpa.10007. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mattingly, J. C. “Ergodicity of 2D Navier-Stokes equations with random forcing and large viscosity.” Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 206, no. 2, Jan. 1999, pp. 273–88. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s002200050706. Full Text

Mattingly, J. C., and Y. G. Sinai. “An elementary proof of the existence and uniqueness theorem for the Navier-Stokes equations.” Communications in Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 1, no. 4, Jan. 1999, pp. 497–516. Scopus, doi:10.1142/S0219199799000183. Full Text Open Access Copy

Holmes, P. J., et al. “Low-dimensional models of coherent structures in turbulence.” Physics Report, vol. 287, no. 4, Jan. 1997, pp. 337–84. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0370-1573(97)00017-3. Full Text

Leimbach, Matti, et al. Noise-induced strong stabilization.