Federico Pasqualotto

Welcome to my webpage! I am a Griffiths Research Assistant Professor at Duke University, hosted by Tarek Elgindi.

I can be emailed at fp54 *at* duke *dot* edu.

During academic year 2020-2021, I was a Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, and will return to Berkeley starting from Spring 2023.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University under the supervision of Mihalis Dafermos and Peter Constantin.

During academic year 2020-2021, I co-orgainzed the Berkeley Analysis and PDE Seminar.

Research Interests

Partial Differential Equations: General Relativity, Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Waves.


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2020.
  • M.Sc., ETH Zürich, 2014.
  • B.Sc. (Laurea), University of Milan, 2012.

  • Teaching

    During Fall 2022, I am teaching Math 356 at Duke (Elementary differential equations). The class meets every Wednesday and Friday in Physics 259 from 12pm to 1.15pm. See Sakai for info about the course.

    Publications and Preprints


  • Small scale dynamics in fluid motion, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, June 2022.
  • SIAM Pacific Northwest Meeting, Session on Analysis of PDEs (online), May 2022.
  • JMM 2022, AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Fluids and Related Models (online), April 2022.
  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar, Vanderbilt University, November 2021.
  • Analysis Seminar, Princeton University, October 2021.
  • PDE and Applied Math Seminar, UC Davis, September 2021.
  • Euler and Navier Stokes Seminar, MSRI (online), May 2021.
  • Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Seminar, UC Berkeley (online), April 2021.
  • Analysis and PDE Seminar, USC (online), April 2021.
  • Nonlinear PDEs Seminar, Texas A&M (online), April 2021.
  • Mathematical GR and Hyperbolic PDE Seminar (online), March 2021.
  • Analysis Seminar, UC Berkeley (online), October 2020.
  • Analysis Seminar, UC San Diego, May 2020. Canceled due to COVID-19.
  • General Relativity and Geometric Analysis Seminar, Columbia University, April 2020. Canceled due to COVID-19.
  • Analysis seminar, Princeton University. December 2019.
  • AMS sectional meeting, UC Riverside. November 2019.
  • EquaDiff conference, Universität Leiden. July 2019.
  • Junior analysis seminar, Imperial college. London, July 2019.
  • Marcel Grossmann meeting, Session on problems of mathematical general relativity. Rome, July 2018.
  • AMS sectional meeting, Northeastern University. Boston, April 2018.
  • FMSP Tokyo-Princeton joint student seminar, University of Tokyo. January 2018.
  • Princeton-Tokyo fluid mechanics workshop, Princeton University. November 2017.
  • General relativity seminar, UPMC. Paris, November 2017.

  • Teaching Experience

  • Instructor for Math 104 (Introduction to real analysis), Fall 2020 (2 sections).
  • Assistant in instruction for EGR 192 (An integrated introduction to Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, instructor: Casey Kelleher), Fall 2019.
  • Instructor for MAT 103 (Calculus I, course head: J. Johnson), Spring 2019.
  • Teaching assistant for MAT 103 (Calculus I, instructor: J. Fickenscher), Fall 2018.
  • Teaching assistant for MAT 520 (Functional analysis, instructor: P. Constantin), Spring 2018.
  • Teaching assistant for MAT 427 (Ordinary Differential Equations, instructor: T. Buckmaster), Spring 2018.
  • Teaching assistant for MAT 216 (Honors analysis, instructors: R. Gunning and V. Vicol), Fall 2017.
  • Teaching assistant for MAT 218 (Honors analysis, instructor: R. Gunning), Spring 2017.