Prof Bertram Düring


  • 2018-: Research Visitor, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2018-: Professor of Mathematics, University of Sussex
  • 2010-2018: Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Mathematics, University of Sussex
  • 2007-2010: Postdoctoral research fellow, then Privatdozent, Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • 2002-2007: Research associate, then postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • 1999-2002: Research associate, Institute for Mathematics, University of Konstanz, Germany


Bertram is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Numerical Analysis research group. His current research interests are in applied and computational partial differential equations, including modelling, analysis and numerics. More specifically, he is interested in

  • Kinetic and mean-field models for many-agent systems in socio-economics, e.g. wealth distribution and opinion formation in human societies
  • Structure-preserving variational discretisations of nonlinear partial differential equations with a Wasserstein gradient flow structure
  • High-order compact finite difference methods
  • Dimensional splitting methods for nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Higher-order nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Computational finance
  • Optimal control of partial differential equations

Selected Publications