Professor Karl Schmidt

Professor Karl Schmidt


School of Mathematics

+44 (0)29 2087 6778
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.


  • 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

  • MA2006 Real Analysis
  • MA4901 Reading Module

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


  • 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