New Face: André H. Erhardt
Start date: 01.10.2017
Section: 4 - Differential Equations and Computational Mathematics
I did my Diploma and PhD in Mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, before I became Postdoc at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
My research is focused on Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Dynamical Systems and Applications in the Life Sciences. In the field of Calculus of Variations and nonlinear PDEs I am working on existence and regularity theory for parabolic PDEs and obstacle problems. Here, I am interested amongst others in nonstandard growth problems motivated, e.g. by electro-rheological fluids. Moreover, since 2014 I am extending my fields of interest to my second research area – dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, numerical bifurcation analysis and multiple time scale dynamics. One main application is the mathematical and numerical investigation of cardiac arrhythmias, e.g. the so-called early afterdepolarizations.