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Johan Thim

Matematiska institutionen
Linköpings universitet
581 83 Linköping

E-mail: jothi@mai.liu.se
Phone: 013 - 28 16 89
Fax: 013 - 10 07 46
Office: Rum 677, A-korridoren, 1 tr. (B-huset)
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I am a senior lecturer at the department of Mathematics, Linköping University. I work at the division for pure and applied mathematics (MTM).

Research Areas

My main area of research is analysis and partial differential equations, in particular on domains with minimal smoothness assumptions. The aim is to develop asymptotic methods for dealing with nonsmooth domains when solving partial differential equations. The study of regularity properties of solutions is a central problem in PDE theory, and developing tools is very important since not much is known for nonsmooth domains. I also have a large interest in mathemical history of the more modern type (my master's thesis dealt with the history of continuous nowhere differentiable functions). Some of the topics I'm currently working on includes the following.
  • Local estimates for Riesz potentials on nonsmooth surfaces.
  • Local estimates for solutions to elliptic equations near bad points at the boundary; asymptotic methods.
  • Hadamard type asymptotics for eigenvalues of elliptic operators under domain perturbations.
  • Continuous nowhere differentiable functions (historical).



2014: Hadamard Type Asymptotics for Eigenvalues of the Neumann Problem for Elliptic Operators

New publications:

2015: Asymptotics of Hadamard Type for Eigenvalues of the Neumann Problem on C1-domains for Elliptic Operators
2014: Asymptotics and inversion of Riesz potentials through decomposition in radial and spherical parts

Publications (diva-extraction):

The publication list is extracted from the DiVA - Academic Archive Online - publishing system. The extraction software is developed by Johan Wiklund.
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Journal papers

Fredrik Berntsson, Anna Orlof, Johan Thim, "Error Estimation for Eigenvalues of Unbounded Linear Operators and an Application to Energy Levels in Graphene Quantum Dots", Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization, 38(3): 293-305, 2017.
Vladimir Kozlov, Johan Thim, "Hadamard type asymptotics for eigenvalues of the Neumann problem for elliptic operators", Journal of Spectral Theory, 6(1): 99-135, 2016.
Johan Thim, "Asymptotics and inversion of Riesz potentials through decomposition in radial and spherical parts", Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, 195(2): 323-341, 2016.
Vladimir Kozlov, Johan Thim, Bengt-Ove Turesson, "Single layer potentials on surfaces with small Lipschitz constants", Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 418(2): 676-712, 2014.
Vladimir Kozlov, Johan Thim, Bengt-Ove Turesson, "A Fixed Point Theorem in Locally Convex Spaces", Collectanea Mathematica (Universitat de Barcelona), 61(2): 223-239, 2010.
Johan Thim, Vladimir Kozlov, Bengt-Ove Turesson, "Riesz Potential Equations in Local Lp-spaces.", Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, 54(2): 125-151, 2009.


Johan Thim, "Simple Layer Potentials on Lipschitz Surfaces: An Asymptotic Approach", Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, No. 1235, 2009.


  1. Master's thesis (Continuous Nowhere Differentiable Functions)
  2. PhD thesis (only introduction in fulltext)


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Sidansvarig: johan.thim@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2018-03-19