Katharina Hopf

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Research Group Partial Differential Equations

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the PDE group at WIAS, working in the team of Alexander Mielke. Prior to Berlin, I completed my PhD studies at the University of Warwick. For my dissertation, I have recently been awarded the 2020 Faculty of Science Thesis Prize in Mathematics.

E-mail: hopf(at)wias-berlin.de

Research interests: Analysis and PDEs; in particular nonlinear evolution equations arising in physics and biology. Entropy based methods for strongly coupled parabolic systems, reaction-diffusion systems. Variational approaches to the continuum mechanics of soft matter. Singularity formation and blow-up in nonlinear parabolic PDEs, viscosity solutions.