On Leave Fall semester
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Analysis, Geometric PDEs
Andrew Lawrie is an analyst studying geometric PDEs. His research focuses on the asymptotic dynamics of solutions to various geometric dispersive equations, such as the wave map equation. Wave maps, which arise as a model in mathematical physics, are the simplest fully geometric wave equations, and their study brings together techniques from harmonic analysis, PDEs, and geometry. Lawrie completed a BA in mathematics at Columbia University in 2007, and received a PhD from the University of Chicago in 2013. He was appointed an NSF postdoctoral fellow at University of California at Berkeley from 2013-2016, and was concurrently a research member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute during the fall term 2015. He joined the MIT Department of Mathematics as an assistant professor in 2016.