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Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The field of Applied analysis brings together many mathematical topics, such differential equations, dynamical systems, variational calculus, functional analysis, geometry, and approximation theory. The Applied Analysis Group focuses on these mathematical disciplines and their application to the real world around us.

The Applied Analysis Group is part of CASA, the Center for Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications.

Highlighted phrase

“Exploring the zoo of nonlinear partial differential equations”

Organisational profile

Partial differential equations, especially the nonlinear ones, are as different as animals in the zoo. We study them: do they have solutions, are these solutions unique? How do the solutions behave? How do they depend on parameters? How should we calculate solutions numerically? How do all these properties relate to the real-world situations that generated the equations in the first place? Tools such as functional analysis and variational calculus allow us to create order in the zoo. 

Connecting PDEs with stochastics

Since the invention of Wasserstein gradient flows exciting new connections have arisen between optimal transport, (generalized) gradient flows and large deviations. Optimal transport provides tools for analyzing PDEs, large deviations give us the gradient-flow structure underlying many PDEs, and the connection between PDEs and stochastic processes ties all these concepts together.

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Gradient Flow Mathematics
Model Mathematics
Reaction-diffusion System Mathematics
Moving Boundary Problem Mathematics
Large Deviations Mathematics
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Homogenization Mathematics
Carbonation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1992 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Fluctuation symmetry leads to GENERIC equations with non-quadratic dissipation

Kraaij, R. C., Lazarescu, A., Maes, C. & Peletier, M., Jan 2020, In : Stochastic Processes and their Applications. 130, 1, p. 139-170 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Large Deviations

An inequality connecting entropy distance, Fisher Information and large deviations

Hilder, B., Peletier, M. A., Sharma, U. & Tse, O., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Fisher Information
Large Deviations
Markov Jump Processes
3 Downloads (Pure)

A primer on stochastic processes

Peletier, M. A., 20 Mar 2019, Complexity science: an introduction. Peletier, M. A., van Santen, R. A. & Steur, E. (eds.). World Scientific, p. 183-198 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Stochastic Processes
Evolution Equation
Stochastic Equations
Random walk


NWO Vidi Award : Evolutionary structures under one umbrella

O.T.C. Tse (Recipient), 2017

Prize: NWOVidiScientific


NWO Vidi Award : Evolutionary structures under one umbrella

O.T.C. Tse (Recipient), 2018

Prize: NWOVidiScientific


Activities 2014 2017

  • 5 Editorial activity
  • 1 Conference

Nature Communications (Journal)

P. Nyquist (Referee)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Mathematics of Operations Research (Journal)

P. Nyquist (Referee)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

RESIM 2018

P. Nyquist (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Student theses

A comparison of the Krasnoselskii spectrum and the homotopy significant spectrum

Author: Fokma, S. (., 6 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Portegies, J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Acoustic modes in hard walled and lined ducts with non-uniform shear flow : applying the WKB-method and Galerkin projection

Author: Rutjens, R., 29 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Slot, H. (Supervisor 1) & Rienstra, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Active learning in VAE latent space

Author: Tonnaer, L., 25 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Menkovski, V. (Supervisor 1), Portegies, J. W. (Supervisor 2) & Holenderski, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master