Peter Vingaard Larsen
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
Valdemarsgade 83,
1665 Copenhagen V
Telephone (Direct): (+45) 6171 0927
E-mail:  peter.vingaard(a)

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  • A full PDF version of the CV can be found here.


Course results




I am a scientist within the field of applied mathematics. I have conducted research on the topics of nonlinear biomathematics and optics and have had my findings published in international peer reviewed scientific journals.
I have also communicated my results at international conferences and taught multiple mathematical topics at university level.


  • Analysis and solving of nonlinear partial differential equations.
  • Computer aided modelling, numerical solutions.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Experienced programmer and computer user (in both Unix and Windows environments).
  • Good communication skills - written as well as spoken, in Danish as well as English.


May 2006 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Dissertation entitled Nonlocal Dynamics in Nonlinear Biomolecular and Optical Systems.
Oct 2002 M.Sc.E. in Applied Mathematics from the Technical University of Denmark.
Thesis entitled Energy Funneling in a DNA Model.

Work experience

Nov - Dec 2006 Programmer (C++) at Danish Fundamental Metrology, where I was developing a plug-in for a scanning microscopy software (temporary position).
1996 - 2004 Teaching Assistant at the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Denmark in the courses on calculus and differential equations.
May - Sep 1999 Intern at Nykredit, The Financial Department, where I was developing code for an internet based advisory program.


2001 Recieved the Oticon Foundation's Thesis Scholarship of 100.000DKK.
1998 Granted a semester at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, as part of DTU's exchange agreement.

Publications and conferences - much more at the relevant links

  • 4 articles published: 3 in Physical Review E [vol. 73, pp. 1 (2006); vol. 70, pp. 036609 (2004); vol. 69, pp. 026603 (2004)] and 1 in European Physical Journal B [vol. 51, pp. 119-130 (2006)]. The first three as first author.
  • 3 conference presentations (2 posters, 1 oral).

Stays abroad

Oct 2004 - Apr 2005 Stay at the Laser Physics Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Feb 2001 - Apr 2001 Stay at the Nonlinear Physics Group at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Aug 1998 - Jan 1999 Student exchange at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Programming experience

  • Good knowledge of C++, ForTran, MatLab, and Mathematica.
  • Lesser knowledge of netCDF, Maple, FemLab, Pascal, and Visual Basic.
  • Confident in both Windows and Unix environments.

Research interests

  • The study of nonlinear partial differential equations. Numerical and analytical solutions and applications. Nonlocal descriptions. Solitons.
  • Applications include: Biomathematics, biophysics, biomolecular dynamics. Nonlinear optics. Atmosphere-ocean dynamics, meteorology.

Programming experience

  • I enjoy fine foods and drinks - preparation as well as consumption - in the company of friends and family.
  • I am a keen runner (as a consequence of above...), aiming for an Ironman.
  • I enjoy live music (as a user), movies, debates, art.
  • President of my housing committee.
  • SCUBA diving, skiing.