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Lake Bookman
Ph.D. Student
Office: SAS 3223

Over the last ten years, I have done research in plasma physics, geophysics, fluid dynamics and most recently a project nanomagnetics with Mark Hoefer. My mathematical interests are in partial differential equations, numerical analysis and nonlinear waves.

About me
I like to post false information about myself on the internet. It keeps the stalkers guessing. I am member of Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar. I am also webmaster for the NCSU SIAM Student Chapter and a student organizer of the NCSU Applied Math Club.


My current work focuses primarily on a solitary wave structures in ferromagnetic materials. The picture to the right shows an example of the kind of structure I mostly consider. There the color shows the out of plane component of the magnetization and the arrows show the in-plane direction. From a mathematical perspective very specific conditions need to exist in order for such stuctures to exist. Yet they are seen in real experiments. I try to provide the connection between the idealized models and real ones using soliton perturbation theory. For a more complete summary of click here.

Recent Publications
[1] Iacocca, Ezio, et al. "Confined dissipative droplet solitons in spin-valve nanowires with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy." Physical Review Letters 112.4 (2014): 047201.

[2] Bookman, L. D., and M. A. Hoefer. "Analytical theory of modulated magnetic solitons." Physical Review B 88.18 (2013): 184401.

In Review:
        (Submitted to PRB: Rapid ). Maiden, M. D., L. D. Bookman, and M. A. Hoefer. "Scattering of Nontopological Magnetic Solitons." arXiv preprint arXiv:1311.0349 (2013).

Experience and Professional Development

Click on any of the links below to see my experience in that area
Professional Development Teaching Experience Curriculum Vitae

I am not teaching this semester, but in the past I have taught:
  • MA225 Foundations of Mathematics, Fall 2013
  • MA141 Calculus 1, Spring 2013
I participated in the Preparing the Professoriate Program here at NC State. In response to the mentoring in that program I felt the Math Department could benefit from additional resources being offered to Graduate Student Teaching Assistants. I have attempted to launch a peer mentoring program for graduate student teaching assistants in Mathematics at NC State and am hoping to enlist more support from graduate students through the department I as continue to attempt to make this a reality.

For more information please visit my teaching portfolio

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