**Professor**

Chair of Applied Mathematics

Chair of Applied Mathematics

Lewis Hall #207

206-543-6069

deconinc (at) uw.edu

http://depts.washington.edu/bdecon/bernard/

**Research topics**

Nonlinear waves and coherent

structures

Mathematical methods

**Biography**

Bernard is interested in applying mathematics to physical
problems, especially nonlinear wave phenomena.
In the past, he has studied problems related to
Bose-Einstein condensates, fluid mechanics, plasma physics
and lattice dynamics, using a variety of mathematical
techniques from such different fields as
integrable systems and solitons,
dynamical systems,
Hamiltonian dynamics,
Riemann surfaces and algebraic geometry,
Lie algebras,
complex variables,
asymptotics and perturbation theory.
(Curriculum vitae...)