Homepage of Onur Alper

I am a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University.
Previously, I was a PhD student at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Fang-Hua Lin.


Email: oalper [at] purdue [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Calculus of variations and nonlinear partial differential equations. In particular: harmonic maps and liquid crystals.


Defects of liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation [arXiv:1610.06592]
with Robert Hardt and Fang-Hua Lin,
Calc. Var. PDE, 56(5): 128, 2017.

Rectifiability of line defects in liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation [arXiv:1706.02734]
To appear in Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 2017.

Uniqueness of planar tangent maps in the modified Ericksen model [arXiv:1706.04098]
Submitted, 2017.


In Spring 2018 I am teaching Math 26600: Ordinary Differential Equations.