Rudi Weikard

Professor and Chair

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(205) 934-2154
Campbell Hall 481B

Research Interests: Mathematical physics, Spectral theory, Inverse problems

Teaching Interests: Calculus and differential equations, Linear algebra, Real and complex analysis

Office Hours: By appointment


  • Doctoral degree (Dr.rer.nat.), Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

I was born in 1958 in Germany and studied physics and mathematics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, where I received my doctoral degree (Dr.rer.nat.) in 1987. I worked as an assistant there from 1987 through 1990. In September 1990 I came to UAB as an Assistant Professor. I became an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor in 1999.

Research & Teaching Interests

My research interests are (and have always been) motivated by problems in mathematical physics. Since the laws of nature are encoded in differential equations, these have naturally been at the core of my studies. An important tool for the study of linear differential equations (e.g., the Schrödinger equation) is spectral theory. I am especially interested in inverse spectral and scattering problems.

Research Interests

Mathematical Physics, Spectral Theory, and Inverse Problems.

  • pdfAthens Talk — The Spectral Problem for the Dispersionless Camassa-Holm Equation
  • pdfAtlanta Talk — Stability for the inverse resonance problem for the CMV operator
  • pdfMünchen I — On the Inverse Resonance Problem
  • pdfMünchen II — On Leighton's Comparison Theorem

Teaching Interests

Calculus and Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Real and Complex Analysis.

Recent Courses

  • Real Analysis I
  • Real Analysis II

Select Publications

A full list of Dr. Weikard's publications can be found on his personal website.