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Study: Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Could Prevent Cancer In Men and Women

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 »


Mathematical model suggests select DCIS patients could delay treatment

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.... read more »


Who Can Delay Breast Cancer Treatment? A New Math Model Adds Clues

A new study adds to a growing conversation on the best way to treat women with stage 0 breast cancer http://time.com/4151717/dcis-breast-cancer-active-surveillance/ read more »


Reed wins 2016 Dean’s Award

  Mike Reed has been recognized by the graduated school for his excellence in mentoring. The Graduate School presents the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty and graduate... read more »


Duke Putnam Team

For the 22th time since 1990, the Duke Putnam team placed among the top ten on the WL Putnam Mathematical Competition. Duke achieved 3 first place finishes, 2 seconds and 6 thirds. A total of 4275 students from 554 colleges and universities in... read more »


Mike Reed named SIAM Fellow

Mike Reed was named a 2016 SIAM Fellow for his contributions to analysis and mathematical biology. SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, only names 30 or so fellows each year. The honor represents sustained significant... read more »


Hollywood, Mathematics, and Digital Communications

"A glamorous Hollywood star, a renegade composer, and the mathematical development of spread spectrum communications". abstract: During World War II, Hedy Lamarr, a striking Hollywood actress; together with George Antheil, a radical composer;... read more »


Graduate Fellowship Winners

Congratulations to Kevin Stubbs, Christy Vaughn, and  Anne Talkington who were all awarded NSF graduate fellowships this year. Kevin is a graduate student in the Duke Math department. Christy Vaughn was a Duke Mathematics Major who graduated in 2015... read more »


Duke Math Hosts SWIM: A Summer program for female rising senior high school students

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 »


Fruit Flies and Moduli: Interactions between Biology and Mathematics

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 »


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