News

SWIM (Summer Workshop In Mathematics) is a 9-day workshop for female rising senior high school students interested in mathematics. All students currently in their junior year of high school are eligible to apply. Participants in the workshop will... read more »


Possibilities for using geometry and topology to analyze statistical problems in biology raise a host of novel questions in geometry, probability, algebra, and combinatorics that demonstrate the power of biology to influence the future of pure... read more »


That statement seems absurd, almost laughable to many mathematicians who are used to thinking that “science” means physics and chemistry, while biology is just classification, necessary perhaps for training doctors, but not really deep, intellectual... read more »


The Laplace award is given to the best student paper submitted to the Bayesian Statistical Science section at Joint Statistical Meetings. Ten students are chosen as competition winners and the best of the ten recieve the Laplace Award:... read more »


Team gerrymandering, led by Professor Jonathan Mattingly, feature their latest works in a new webpage: https://www.math.duke.edu/projects/gerrymandering/.... read more »


At a dinner I attended some years ago, the distinguished differential geometer Eugenio Calabi volunteered to me his tongue-in-cheek distinction between pure and applied mathematicians. A pure mathematician, when stuck on the problem under study,... read more »


In March 2015, it was announced by the Simons Foundation that Professor Lenhard (Lenny) Ng was awarded a Simons Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). He is among the 40 mathematicians in North America to earn the... read more »


Prof. Ingrid Daubechies is one of the pioneers of applied mathematicians collaborating with artists, art historians and art conservators in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of math and art, leading projects aimed at applying advanced image... read more »


Colleen Robles received her PhD. from the University of British Columbia in 2003 under the supervision of David Bao (University of Houston) and Richard Froese. Following a post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester, she joined Texas A... read more »


A research group led by Prof. Ingrid Daubechies, and recent Duke PhD. graduate, Dr. Tingran Gao, in collaboration with the Duke Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, combines computer graphics, geometry processing, and machine learning, to study... read more »


Pages