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Professor W Desmond Evans


Professor W Desmond Evans Position: Professor Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74206
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74199
Extension: 74206
Location: M/2.42

Research Interests

Spectral Theory and Differential Operators

Mathematical Physics

Computational Spectral Theory

Analysis on domains with irregular boundaries

Function Spaces and Inequalities

Research Group

Analysis and Differential Equations





Current Research projects

  • Hardy and Rellich inequalities
  • Zero modes of massless Dirac operators
  • Representations of compact linear operators in Banach spaces and non-linear eigenvalue problems
  • Spectra of the Neumann Laplacian on irregular domains
  • Weighted inequalities involving rho-quasiconcave operators

External Funding Since 2000


GR/N20560 (£4,800) Visiting Fellowship for Professor Y. Saito, June, 2000

GR/R37111/01 (£ 63,829) Spectral Theory Network, 2001-04 (with Profs B.M.Brown and E.B.Davies)

GR/R20885/01 (£111,374) Research Assistantship for Dr R. Romanov, 2002-05 (with Drs B.M.Brown and M.Marletta)

GR/R95586/01 (£123,595) Research Assistantship for Dr A.Tuykov, 2003-06(with Dr A.Balinsky)

GR/S47229 ( £8,113) Visiting Fellowship for Professor S. Naboko, 2004 (with Prof B.M.Brown and Dr M. Marletta)

GR/T01556 (£8,150) Visiting Fellowship for Professor M. Solomyak, July 2004

EP/E04834X (£3815) Visiting Fellowship for Professor Y. Saito, April, 2007

Other sources

Leverhulme Trust (F/00407/E) (£19,500) Collaborative research project with Prague Mathematics Institute, 01.03.01-29.02.04

NATO (£6,490) (PST.CLG.978694) Collaborative research project with European groups, 01.04.02-31.03.04

Major Conference Talks Since 2004

Warwick Workshop on Large Many Body Systems, 23-28 August, 2004

Plenary lecture to ISAAC conference in Ankara, 13-18 August, 2007

Postgraduate Students

Graduated (Since 2000)







B.Sc. (Wales) 1961

D.Phil. (Oxford) 1965


E.C.Titchmarsh, J.B.McLeod