Applied Mathematics

John Mallet-Paret

George I. Chace Professor Emeritus of the Physical Sciences
Room 204, 170 Hope Street
Office Hours: By appointment only (email)


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1974


Professor Mallet-Paret studies ordinary and functional differential equations, specifically dynamical systems; differential–delay, lattice, and reaction–diffusion equations, as well as singular perturbations, pattern formation, and bifurcation theory. Current topics include:

  • Traveling waves in lattice differential equations with spatial variations
  • Superexponential solutions in cyclic systems of delay-differential equations
  • Skew-product flows for linear functional differential equations
  • Differential delay equations and biological applications
  • Max-plus operators


Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Differential Equations (duties shared with Shui-Nee Chow and Konstantin Mischaikow), Appointment since January, 2000.
Editorial Boards of the following journals:
Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations
Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly
Discrete and Continuous Dynamic Systems
Abstract and Applied Analysis
Dynamic Systems and Applications
Communications in Applied Analysis
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Advanced Nonlinear Studies 


Faculty Research Profile
Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems