For those whose interests in PDEs, which one is better?

I think Berkeley has professors in diverse specific fields in PDEs, but I heard that life in UCLA would be safe and sound.

I would appreciate any suggestions or comments.

## How do you compare Berkeley and UCLA?

### Re: How do you compare Berkeley and UCLA?

I think it kinda depends on what PDE you’re interested in. For example I like geometric PDE and I don’t think UCLA has any faculty in that area.

### Re: How do you compare Berkeley and UCLA?

It depends on your research interest. Both universities have strong power in PDEs.

One possible comparison is the following: dispersive equations.

I would say that if you are interested in geometric dispersive equations(Prof. Tataru and Prof. Oh), then Berkeley would be the best choice. However, if you are interested in dispersive equations that mainly focus on low regularity problems or conservation laws(Prof. Visan and Prof. Tao), then UCLA would be the best choice (as you might know, Prof. Tao is an all-rounder researcher...)

Although I didn't mention other research branches, these universities have their special faculties in analysis. In addition, these universities have substantial power in computational mathematics.

One possible comparison is the following: dispersive equations.

I would say that if you are interested in geometric dispersive equations(Prof. Tataru and Prof. Oh), then Berkeley would be the best choice. However, if you are interested in dispersive equations that mainly focus on low regularity problems or conservation laws(Prof. Visan and Prof. Tao), then UCLA would be the best choice (as you might know, Prof. Tao is an all-rounder researcher...)

Although I didn't mention other research branches, these universities have their special faculties in analysis. In addition, these universities have substantial power in computational mathematics.

Last edited by wpdemath on Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

### Re: How do you compare Berkeley and UCLA?

Thanks! Actually, I haven't decided the specific interests yet, but I think Prof. Oh is a rising star, am I right?wpdemath wrote: ↑Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:03 amIt depends on your research interest. Both universities have strong power in PDEs.

One possible comparison is the following: dispersive equations.

I would say that if you are interested in geometric dispersive equations(Prof. Tataru and Prof. Oh), then Berkeley would be the best choice. However, if you are interested in dispersive equations that mainly focus on low regularity problems or conservation laws(Prof. Visan and Prof. Tao), then UCLA would be the best choice (as you might know, Prof. Tao is an all-rounder researcher...)

Although I didn't mention other research branches, these universities have their own special faculties in analysis. In addition, these universities have strong power in computational mathematics.

And do you know whether Prof. Tao still advise students these years?

### Re: How do you compare Berkeley and UCLA?

Since I am not a student of Berkeley and UCLA, it is hard to determine whether they accept Ph. D. students.

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