Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group

The Sofja Kovalevskaja research group "Dispersive Wave Equations: Blowup and Asymptotics" was established in October 2014. The group is led by Roland Donninger and funded by the Humboldt Foundation via a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. The total funding amounts to 1.5 million Euros for a period of five years. The group is hosted by Herbert Koch. We are also associated to the research group Analysis and Partial Differential Equations led by Herbert Koch and Christoph Thiele.

The main goal of the research group is to advance the theoretical understanding of nonlinear wave equations and related time evolution PDEs originating in mathematical physics, general relativity, and geometry. We also work in closely related areas such as spectral theory, harmonic analysis, functional analysis, and numerical simulations.

Group members

International collaborations


Workshop Singularity formation and long-time behavior in dispersive PDEs, March 14 - 18, 2016

Recent publications and preprints