Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Professor
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-5156
Fax Contact: 
(541) 737-0517
Office: 
Kidd 282B
Office Hours: 

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - noon, or by appointment

Education

Ph.D., University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1989

Research

Research Field: 
Theory and applications of transformation groups and their invariants in geometry and mathematical physics
Research Description: 

Pohjanpelto works on the theory and applications of generalized symmetries of differential equations. He has studied the structure of symmetries of the electromagnetic field and applied symmetries in the construction of conservation laws and classification of group invariant solutions. He has also used variational bicomplexes to study the correspondence of generalized symmetries of equations in physical and potential formulation.