Andrew J. Bernoff
Professor of Mathematics  @ Harvey Mudd College
A handsome fellow
Contact Information:
Andrew J. Bernoff
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Email:  bernoff at
Phone: (909) 621-8023

My office is Shanahan 3410 (in the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning).  It is located  in the northeast corner of the third floor of the building. During the pandemic you should that all meetings (such as advising) will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Email me for an appointment.

Professor Bernoff is on leave for Fall 2023 and will return to campus Spring 2024

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Research Interests

  • Diffusive Signaling
  • Swarming and Biological Aggregations
  • Swarming Behavior of Locusts
  • Agent-based Modelling
  • Applications of Dynamical Systems
  • Energy Driven Pattern Formation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Free Boundary Problems
  • Mixing in Fluids
  • Asymptotics
  • Thin Fluid Films and Langmuir Layers
  • Self-Similarity and Scaling Behavior
  • Stability Theory for Self-Similar Evolution Equations




Undergraduate Research

Webpages for some of my former students' research projects:


Personal Links

  • I am a strong supporter of Marriage Equality; I legally married my husband Thomas Trautmann on July 2nd, 2008.
  • My wedding to Thomas Trautmann on February 18th, 2004 in San Francisco.
  • Quotes from a class I taught compiled by a former student.
  • A long time ago at the double-domed institute . . .
  • A longer time ago in the halls of Annapolis and the heart of Romania . . .

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    Last modified:  July 23, 2022