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Curriculum Vitae

J. Thomas Beale

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217 Physics Building
Durham, NC 277080320
(919) 660-2839 (office)

B.S., Caltech, 1967
M.S., Stanford University, 1969
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1973

Areas of Research

Partial Differential Equations and Fluid Mechanics

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Professor, Mathematics, 1983 - present
Tulane University
Professor, Mathematics, 1982 - 1983
Associate Professor, Mathematics, 1977 - 1982
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 1973 - 1977
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Invited Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians, August, 1994
Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 1978
Recent Grant Support

  • Development and Analysis of Numerical Methods for Fluid Interfaces, National Science Foundation, 2013/08-2016/07.      
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Applied Math Seminar, UNC-Chapel Hill, October 4, 2013  
Workshop on Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai, China, July 26, 2013  
Water waves: computational approaches for complex problems, BIRS, Banff, Canada, July 01, 2013  
Applied Math Colloquium, Penn State Univ., March 15, 2013  
Applied Math Seminar, Penn State Univ., March 14, 2013  
Conference on Partial Differential Equations, U.N.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., July 18, 2012  
Colloquium, Drexel University, Philadelphia, April 26, 2012  
Seminar, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, March 06, 2012  
Colloquium, Peking University, Beijing, China, March 05, 2012  
Seminar, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, March 01, 2012  
Seminar, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, February 27, 2012  
Seminar, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, February 24, 2012  
NCTS Workshop on Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 27, 2011  
Workshop on Fluid Motion Driven by Immersed Structures, Fields Inst., Toronto, CA, August 10, 2010  
Analysis and Computation of Incompressible Fluid Flow, I.M.A. Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, February 25, 2010  
Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York Univ., May 19, 2009  
Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics, New Jersey Inst. Tech., May 19, 2008  
Interface Problems Workshop, S.A.M.S.I., R.T.P., NC, November 15, 2007  
Workshop on high-order methods for computational wave propagation and scattering, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA, September 11, 2007  
Minisymposium, Sixth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Zurich, Switzerland, July 18, 2007  
Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and P.D.E., A.M.S. Sectional Meeting, Davidson, N.C., March 03, 2007  
Workshop on the Mathematical Theory of Water Waves, Oberwolfach, Germany, November 13, 2006  
Kyoto Conference on the Navier-Stokes Equations and their Applications, Kyoto, Japan, January 6, 2006  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Michael Pruitt, Maximum norm regularity of implicit difference methods for parabolic equations, (August, 2011)  
Jason R. Wilson, On computing smooth, singular, and nearly singular integrals on implicitly defined surfaces, (August, 2010)  
Matthew W. Surles, Numerical Approximation of Layer Potentials along Curve Segments, (August, 2008)  
Michael Nicholas, A third order numerical method for 3D doubly periodic electromagnetic scattering problems, (August, 2007)  
David Ambrose, Well-posedness of Vortex Sheets with Surface Tension, (2002)  
Henry Suters, Ph.D., (1994)  
Andrew Ferrari, Ph.D., (1992)  
Alfred Bourgeois, Ph.D., (1991)  
Tien-Yu Sun, Ph.D., (1991)  
Donna Gates Sylvester, Ph.D., (1988)  
Publications (listed separately)

Last modified: 2014/01/16