Professor Jan Kristensen

Subject: Maths

Department: Mathematics

College appointment: Tutorial Fellow



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I got an MSc in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a PhD in Mathematics from the same university. After my PhD I worked as a temporary lecturer at Aalborg University (also in Denmark), and as postdoc at Heriot-Watt University and at University of Oxford. During this time I also spent some longer periods visiting the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig. From 2000 to 2003 I worked as lecturer in Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, and since October 2003 I have been working here. I have held the title of Professor of Mathematics since October 2010.


At the college I often give tutorials in Analysis and related topics for first and second year undergraduates. However I have over the years covered most of the first and second year undergraduate mathematics curriculum in tutorials. During Michaelmas and Hilary Terms I usually lecture undergraduate courses at the Mathematical Institute.

Research Interests

The general area of my work is Analysis. I am particularly interested in questions about existence and regularity of solutions to variational problems and the related partial differential equations.

Selected Publications