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Linyu Peng

Linyu Peng

"My PhD research uses ideas from differential geometry to construct a geometric description of difference equations."

"Before I came to Surrey, I did a master’s degree in China. This taught me a lot about differential geometry and its applications. My PhD research uses ideas from differential geometry to construct a geometric description of difference equations. In many ways, differential equations and difference equations are not at all like each other. However, they have some very similar geometric structures. My research aims to create a unified description of these structures.

My PhD project is supervised by Professor Peter Hydon; it is jointly funded by the Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey and the China Scholarship Council. I was very lucky to get financial support to attend a conference at Minnesota in 2012. With my supervisor and other collaborators, I plan to publish several research papers in leading mathematical journals.

After my PhD, I am going on to do post-doctoral research at Waseda University in Japan."

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