Cole Graham

2015 Hertz Fellow
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Cole Graham completed a PhD in mathematics at Stanford University and is now a Prager Assistant Professor in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, funded by an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.

He works at the interface of analysis and probability. He is interested in universal phenomena arising in reaction-diffusion equations and stochastic branching processes. In parallel, he studies fluid models like Burgers’ equation through deterministic and stochastic lenses. Going forward, he hopes to develop projects at the intersection of math and climate/energy studies. In his spare time, he enjoys baking, hiking, and Daft Punk.

Encouraged by his parents at a young age, Cole careened eagerly between scientific disciplines until high school, when he participated in the 2009 Summer Institute for Mathematics at the University of Washington. He became enchanted by mathematical analysis, and resolved to study the field in greater depth. He is proud of his contributions to reaction-diffusion theory and the study of polynomial zeros.

“The more equations we can get a handle on, the better we can understand the physical systems that govern our world. such as understanding heat flow in metals and phase changes in magnets.”
– Cole Graham

Graduate Studies

Stanford University
Mathematics