Jeffrey R. CHASNOV


Dr Chasnov is a Professor of Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He received a BA and PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University in New York City, respectively. He had postdoctoral appointments at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, also in New York City, and at the Center for Turbulence Research, jointly sponsored by Stanford University and the NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California. He was a visiting research scholar for six months at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France before coming to Hong Kong in 1993.

Research Interests

Evolutionary genetics; turbulence; scientific computation.

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lecture notesLecture notes

          A ring-bound copy of the relevant lecture notes will be available the first week of classes for HK$50

Lecture Notes on Mathematical Biology (Math 4333) (last revised 04 May 2016)

Lecture Notes on Introduction to Numerical Methods (Math 3311) (last revised 27 March 2014)

Lecture Notes on Scientific Computing (Harvey Mudd College, Math 164) (last revised 27 March 2014)

Lecture Notes on Introduction to Differential Equations (Math 2351/2352) (last revised 06 May 2016)

Differential Equations with YouTube Examples (free download at

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio (free MOOC on Coursera)

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio (free download at


Additional notes:

Essential Techniques of Calculus

Complex Numbers


Student papers:

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

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The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
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Hong Kong

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