Bengt Fornberg

Professor of Applied MathematicsUniversity of Colorado

Regular mail:  
University of Colorado
Department of Applied Mathematics, 526 UCB
Boulder , CO 80309

Tel:        303-4925915

Faculty member, Center for Research on Training,
University of Colorado


Research interests:

My main research interests are in developing, analyzing, and implementing numerical methods, in particular for solving PDEs to high orders of accuracy. Such methods include pseudospectral and high accuracy finite difference methods and, in particular, methods based on radial basis functions (RBFs). The main application areas include computational fluid dynamics, geophysical and astrophysical flows, and different types of wave phenomena.

Some former Ph.D. students 

Michelle Ghrist   Assoc. Prof. at USAF Academy, Colorado Springs.
    Thesis: High-Order Finite Difference Methods for Wave Equations
Grady Wright   Assoc. Prof. at Boise State University
    Thesis: Radial Basis Function Interpolation: Numerical and Analytical Developments
Julia Zuev     Thesis: Recent Advances in Numerical PDEs
Cecile Piret     Thesis: Analytical and Numerical Advances in Radial Basis Functions
Jonah Reeger     Thesis: A Computational Study of the Fourth Painlevé Equation and a Discussion of Adams Predictor-Corrector methods

Some present collaborators 

Natasha Flyer   Scientist III at NCAR, Boulder
B.C. Low   Senior Scientist at NCAR, Boulder
Elisabeth Larsson   Researcher  at Uppsala University
André Weideman   Prof. at Stellenbosch University
Erik Lehto   Post Doc at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm.


Recent papers:

For the actually published articles, please refer directly to the respective journals. In many cases, the links below lead to earlier manuscript versions than those actually published. When the links below lead to the published version, please verify that your use of the article is consistent with relevant copyright regulations. 

A few less recent papers: