Revealing the mathematical patterns of everyday phenomena

RSC Fellow and UBC professor Juncheng Wei uncovers the math behind complex biological and physical systems

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UBC professor Juncheng Wei (Mathematics) uses nonlinear partial differential equations to develop theoretical and applied models to bring to light the hidden mathematical mechanisms in pattern formations of complex physical and biological systems.

His work has contributed significantly to the fields of pure and applied mathematics. In recognition of this contribution, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. View the video below to learn more.


Juncheng Wei, Canada Research Chair in nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs), concentration phenomena and applications, has contributed groundbreaking work in the broad area of pure and applied mathematics. He was invited to the International Congress of Mathematicians for his surprising counter-example to De Giorgi Conjecture, which represents an extensive and fundamental contribution to the field of nonlinear PDEs. His interdisciplinary research uncovers the hidden mathematical mechanisms in pattern formations in complex physical and biological systems.
— Citation from the Royal Society of Canada