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Professor J Thomas Beale will retire from the mathematics Department in August after 33 years at Duke. A native of Georgia, he was an undergraduate at Caltech and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford with the supervision of Ralph Phillips. He... read more »


 The Blue Devils may have lost in the Sweet 16 during March Madness 2016, but a Duke team crushed more than 500 other schools in the NCAA tournament of the math world, known by mathletes as ... read more »


For 96 hours this January, nearly 12500 teams around the world, including 480 from the US, competed in the annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling sponsored by COMAP. Six open-ended problems were posted at 8pm... read more »


Six students have been named 2016 PRUV Fellows and will work on a variety of research projects from algebraic geometry and number theory to modeling biological systems. They are Trung Can, Matthew Gherman, Feng Gui, Mendel... read more »


The Duke Putnam team finished 10th among 577 colleges and universities in the 76th W.L Putnam Mathematical Competition. The student coach of the team, Alex Milu’15, received Honorable Mention (top 2%) and Trung Can ’18... read more »


The Julia Dale winners for 2016 are Lindsey Brown, Bryan Liu and Paul Ziquan Yang. Each of these students excelled in upper level and graduate math courses and wrote an innovative senior thesis. Under the direction of Mike Reed and... read more »


The following graduating math majors have written their Senior Honors Theses on their math or math related research:  Lindsey Brown, Abstract Algebra and Neural Code for Sound Localization in Barn Owls... read more »


  Duke undergraduates know professor Ingrid Daubechies as an instructor of multivariable calculus, but beyond Duke, she has become famous for her study of wavelets, or mathematical functions with the ability to enhance image compression technology... read more »


Mathematical physicist Arlie Petters has been appointed Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, effective July 1. He will serve through June 2020. In the words of Valerie S. Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of... read more »


A mathematical model from Duke University mathematicians suggests more can be done to protect people from the human papilloma virus.    HPV is associated with cervical cancer in women, but can also cause various cancers in men.   Duke mathematician... read more »


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