Maria Luz Gandarias received the M.S. degree in Mathematics in 1974 and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in 1985. She carried out her studies at the University of Seville, Spain. From 1974 to 1985, she was a Research Associate at the Mathematics Department of the University of Cadiz and from 1985 to 2001, she was an Associate Professor at the Mathematics Department of the University of Cadiz. Dr. Gandarias is currently a Professor with the Mathematics Department of the University of Cadiz. Her current research interests include developments in theory and applications of modern group analysis. Her main interest is the application of the theory of symmetry transformations to the analysis of some partial differential equations that modelize important phenomena of the Experimental Sciences. Among them she has considered equations that modelize processes of lubrication, diffusion or waves. Moreover, she has been interested in the development of new methods, such as nonlocal symmetries for ordinary differential equations, non-classical potential symmetries, the generalization of a new procedure for deriving non-classical symmetries and the connection between hidden symmetries and weak symmetries for partial differential equations.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2011