Benjamin Harrop-Griffiths is a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Daniel Tataru. He previously received an MMath in mathematics from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
His research focuses on the local and global dynamics of nonlinear dispersive partial differential equations. These equations arise in numerous physical situations, such as water waves, plasma physics and nonlinear optics. His doctoral work has included low-regularity local well-posedness results for certain generalizations of the KdV equation, results on the modified asymptotic behavior of the mKdV equation and, in collaboration with Mihaela Ifrim and Daniel Tataru, results on the global behavior of solutions to the KP-I equation.