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  Pascale Garaud

Pascale Garaud

Department Chair


831-459-4829 (Fax)


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Baskin School of Engineering

Applied Mathematics

Department Chair


Regular Faculty

Applied Physics
Mathematical Physics
Mathematical Modeling
Dynamical Systems
Computational Modeling

Jack Baskin Engineering Building
Baskin Engineering, Room 353A


Undegraduate: 1992-1996: Maitrise de Physique, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France).


  • 1996-1997: Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, Cambridge, UK
  • 1997-2001: PhD in Astrophysics, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK


  • 2001-2002: New Hall Research Fellowship at DAMTP and IoA, Cambridge, UK
  • 2002-2004: PPARC Research Fellowship, DAMTP, IoA, Cambridge, UK

Permanent positions:

  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics, UCSC. 
  • 2010-2012: Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, UCSC.
  • 2012-now: Full Professor in Applied Mathematics, UCSC.

See my website for more about me. 

Garaud is an expert in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and to a lesser extent, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, which she studies using both analytical methods and computational methods.

My main research interests at the moment are:

  • Large-scale magnetohydrodynamics of the solar interior
  • Modeling large-scale flows in stellar interior
  • Modeling turbulent convection
  • Understanding the properties of double-diffusive convection, with applications to astrophysics
  • Modeling stratified shear flows in stars
  • Modeling the dynamics of dust particles in proto-stellar disks

I teach a number of classes in Applied Mathematics from the introductory undergraduate level to the advanced graduate level: 

  • Precalculus: AM/MATH3
  • Calculus: MATH11A/AM15A/AM15B
  • Multivariate Calculus: AM30
  • Mathematical modeling: AM170A
  • Applied Mathematical Methods I: AM212A
  • Applied Mathematical Methods II: AM212B
  • Numerical Linear Algebra: AMS213A
  • Dynamical Systems: AM114/AM214
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics: AM227

2019: Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Dynamics) 


2008: UCSC Excellence in teaching award. 

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