Applied Mathematics

Yian Qian

Room 106, 180 George Street


“Greetings! I'm a first-year PhD student in Applied Mathematics at Brown. My academic journey began with conducting research in Dr. Margaret Jonson’s theoretical biophysics lab during my undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. There, I utilized reaction-diffusion-based numerical simulations to investigate kinetic traps that hinder the assembly of large virions. This experience sparked my curiosity regarding the significance of probability theory and dynamical systems in the physical sciences. I aspire to employ mathematical tools to elucidate, analyze, and forecast natural phenomena. Beyond the academic sphere, I am enthusiastic about photography, filmmaking, and figure skating.”