Professor Karl Schmidt

Professor Karl Schmidt

Professor

School of Mathematics

Email:
schmidtkm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6778
Location:
M/2.49, 2nd Floor, Mathematics Institute, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG

My research interests include Ordinary and Partial Differential Operators, Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics, Asymptotic Analysis on Differential Equations, analysis in Probability Theory and Mathematical Methods in Medical Genetics.

Administrative duties

  • Director of Postgraduate Research Studies
  • Member of School Research Committee
  • Member of School Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Member of College of Biomedical and Life Sciences ARE Committee
  • Member of University Graduate College Assuring and Enhancing a Quality Experience Programme Tea
  • Isaac Newton Institute Correspondent

Qualifications

  • 1990 Dipl. phys. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • 1992 Dr. rer. nat. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • 1999 Habilitation (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Previous positions

  • 1992-1993 Research fellow (Mathematisches Institut, LMU München)
  • 1993-2000 Lecturer (Mathematisches Institut, LMU München)
  • 1994-1995 Visiting Associate (Dept Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)
  • 2000-2003 Lecturer (School of Mathematics, Cardiff)
  • 2003-2009 Senior Lecturer (School of Mathematics, Cardiff)
  • 2009-2017 Reader (School of Mathematics, Cardiff)

Undergraduate - Autumn semester

  • MA3005 Functional and Fourier Analysis

Undergraduate - Spring semester

  • MA0221 Analysis III

Postgraduate - Autumn semester

  • MAGIC057 Spectral Theory of Ordinary Differential Operators

Postgraduate students

Graduated (since 2000)

  • S Monaquel (joint supervision with W D Evans) - Some Problems Associated with Differential and Difference Equations, PhD 2004
  • S Aumann (joint supervision with B M Brown) - A Hardy-Littlewood-Type Inequality for the p-Laplacian, MPhil 2007
  • M Ghodsi (joint supervision with V Moskvina) - Analysis of Dynamical Processes for Test Assessment in Medical Genetics, PhD 2012
  • D Hughes - Spectral Analysis of Dirac Operators under Integrability Conditions, PhD 2012
  • M Vronskaya (joint supervision with A Zhigljavsky) - Stability of Singular Spectrum Analysis and Causality in Time Series, Phd 2014

Current

  • S Hill (joint supervision with M Lettington)
  • M Lewis (joint supervision with K Cherednichenko)
  • T Phillips (joint supervision with A Zhigljavsky)
  • E Baker (jointly with V Escott-Price (main supervisor) et al, MEDIC)

Research interests

  • Spectral Theory, Differential Operators and Mathematical Physics
  • Asymptotic Analysis of Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra, Semimagic Squares
  • Analysis in Probability Theory
  • Mathematical Methods in Medical Genetics

Research group