PhD Student

Boston University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215

Email: rwelter@bu.edu

Office: MCS B-27B

## Research Interests

I am interested in the amazing ability of mathematics to describe patterns in the natural world, and how the clarity gained from mathematics can give one insights into phenomena which would otherwise be beyond our ability to comprehend. All types of mathematics interest me, but a brief list of my subjects I'm actively interested in is as follows:

- Partial Differential Equations
- Probability and Stochastic Processes
- Navier-Stokes equations
- Atmospheric Dynamics

In this day and age the threat of climate change looms large and studying the effects of climate change seems vitally important. During graduate school I've spent most of my time studying the Navier-Stokes equations to gain insights into weather and climate models. I've started a blog to explore and discuss different aspects of mathematics and climate, and to attempt to practice good communication between members of the scientific community and the general public.

## Teaching

Current:

- Spring 2020: Instructor - Calculus 1

Past:

- Summer 2017: Instructor - Probability
- Spring 2017: Teaching Assistant - Multivariable Calculus