Craig Cowan
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Manitoba



Office: 435 Machray Hall
Phone: 204-474-8707
Email : Craig.Cowan@umanitoba.ca


Research

My research is in the area of nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations. I mostly concentrate on elliptic partial differential equations.


Opportunities For Graduate Students

Students with an interest in analysis and (or) differential equations are invited apply.


Teaching,
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Preprints

  1. C. Cowan and A. Razani, Singular solutions of a Lane-Emden system, submitted.

  2. C. Cowan and A. Razani, Singular solutions of a $p$-Laplace equation involving the gradient, submitted.

  3. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, On the regularity of extremal solutions of semilinear elliptic equations, submitted.

  4. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, A note on the nonexistence of positive supersolutions to elliptic equations with gradient terms, submitted.

  5. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, An elliptic problem involving large advection, submitted.

  6. C. Cowan, A remark on optimal H\"older continuity and dimension of the rupture set for a MEMS equation, submitted.


    Publications

    1. S. Ai and C. Cowan, Critical elliptic equations via a dynamical system approach, Nonlinear Analysis.

    2. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, Explicit estimates on positive supersolutions of nonlinear elliptic equations and applications, accepted, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A.

    3. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, Singular solutions of elliptic equations on a perturbed cone, accepted J. Differential Equations, pdf.

    4. C. Cowan and A. Momeni, A new variational principle, convexity and supercritical Neumann problems, Accepted Trans. Amer. Math. Soc, pdf.

    5. A. Aghajani and C. Cowan, Regularity of the extremal solutions associated to elliptic systems, Accepted The Royal Society of Edinburgh Proceedings A.

    6. A. Aghajani, C. Cowan and S. H. Lui, Singular solutions of elliptic equations involving nonlinear gradient terms on perturbations of the ball, J. Differential Equations 264 (2018) 2865-2896, pdf

    7. A. Aghajani, C. Cowan and S. H. Lui, Existence and regularity of nonlinear advection problems, accepted, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, pdf.

    8. C. Cowan, A. Momeni and L. Salimi, Supercritical Neumann problems via a new variational principle, Electron. J. Differential Equations, Vol. 2017 (2017), No. 213, pp. 1-19, pdf.

    9. S. Ai and C. Cowan, Perturbations of Lane-Emden and Hamilton-Jacobi equations: the full space case, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, Volume 151, March 2017, Pages 227-251.pdf

    10. S. Ai and C. Cowan, Perturbations of Lane-Emden and Hamilton-Jacobi equations II: exterior domains, Journal of Differential Equations Volume 260, Issue 11, 5 June 2016, Pages 8025-8050. pdf

    11. C. Cowan, A short remark regarding Pohozaev type results on general domains assuming finite Morse index, Accepted The Royal Society of Edinburgh Proceedings A, Volume 147, Issue 2 April 2017, pp. 293-297 . pdf

    12. C. Cowan, Uniqueness of solutions for elliptic systems and fourth order equations involving a parameter, CPAA, pg 519 - 533, Volume 15, Issue 2, March 2016 pdf

    13. C. Cowan, Regularity of stable solutions of a Lane-Emden type system, Methods Appl. Anal, Volume 22 (2015) Number 3, pg 301 - 312. pdf

    14. C. Cowan and M. Fazly, Regularity of the extremal solutions associated to elliptic systems, J. Differential Equations 257(2014)4087-4107, pdf

    15. C. Cowan, Stability of entire solutions to supercritical elliptic problems involving advection, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications Volume 104, July 2014, Pages 1-11. pdf

    16. C. Cowan, A Liouville theorem for a fourth order Henon equation, Advanced Nonlinear Studies 14 (2014), 737-746, pdf

    17. C. Cowan, Supercritical elliptic problems on a perturbation of the ball, J. Differential Equations 256 (2014), no. 3, 1250-1263. pdf

    18. C. Cowan and N. Ghoussoub, Regularity of semi-stable solutions to fourth order nonlinear eigenvalue problems on general domains, Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations 49 (2014), no. 1-2, 291-305. pdf

    19. C. Cowan, Liouville theorems for stable Lane-Emden systems and biharmonic problems, Nonlinearity 26 (2013) 2357-2371. pdf

    20. C. Cowan and M. Fazly, Uniqueness of solutions for a nonlocal elliptic eigenvalue problem, Math. Res. Lett. 19 (2012), no. 03, 613-626. pdf

    21. C. Cowan and M. Fazly, On stable entire solutions of semi-linear elliptic equations with weights, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 140 (2012), 2003-2012. pdf

    22. C. Cowan, Regularity of the extremal solutions in a Gelfand systems problem, Adv. Nonlinear Stud. Vol. 11, No. 3, (2011), 695-700. pdf

    23. C. Cowan, P. Esposito, N. Ghoussoub and A. Moradifam, The critical dimension for a fourth order elliptic problem with singular nonlinearity, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 198 (2010), no. 3, 763-787. pdf

    24. C. Cowan and N. Ghoussoub, Estimates on pull-in distances in microelectrome- chanical systems models and other nonlinear eigenvalue problems SIAM J. Math. Anal. 42 (2010), no. 5, 1949-1966.

    25. C. Cowan, P. Esposito and N. Ghoussoub, Regularity of extremal solutions in fourth order nonlinear eigenvalue problems on general domains, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. 28 (2010), no. 3, 1033-1050.

    26. C. Cowan, Optimal Hardy inequalities for general elliptic operators with improve- ments Commun. Pure Appl. Anal. 9 (2010), no. 1, 109-140. pdf

    27. C. Cowan and N. Ghoussoub, Regularity of the extremal solution in a MEMS model with advection, Methods Appl. Anal. 15 (2008), no. 3, 355-360. pdf

    28. C. Cowan, An elementary remark on the intersection of sets, Real Anal. Exchange 32 (2006/07). (Work done as an undergraduate)


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