Tristan Buckmaster

University of Maryland, Professor of Mathematics,
email: tristanb at umd dot edu


Office 3115,

4176 Campus Dr,

College Park, MD 20742

My current research is divided into three projects:

  • Singularity formation and development for compressible fluid
  • Self-similar blowup for incompressible fluid
  • Development of a mathematically rigorous framework for the theory of wave turbulence

Previously, stemming from my doctoral work, I worked on applying the technique of convex-integration to prove non-uniqueness results for weak solutions to fluid equations. For my joint work with Vlad Vicol on non-uniqueness of weak solutions to the Navier-Stokes, I was awarded the 2019 Clay Research Award (joint with Vlad Vicol and Philip Isett).

My research is currently supported through following grants:


Apr 12, 2022 Deep Learning Poised to Blow Up Famed Fluid Equations, Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine.
Podcast Episode, Susan Valot (Apple|Google|Spotify)
Jan 16, 2018 What makes the hardest equations in physics so difficult?, Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine.
Dec 21, 2017 Mathematicians Find Wrinkle in Famed Fluid Equations, Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine.
Podcast Episode, Susan Valot (Apple|Google|Spotify)