Lenhard Lee Ng

Lenhard Ng
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Eads Family Professor
External address: 216 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-6972
Office Hours: 

Spring 2018:

  • Mondays 2:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 11:00-12:00

and by appointment.

Research Areas and Keywords

Geometry: Differential & Algebraic
symplectic geometry, contact geometry
Mathematical Physics
topological string theory
Topology
low-dimensional topology, knot theory

My research mainly focuses on symplectic topology and low-dimensional topology. I am interested in studying structures in symplectic and contact geometry (Weinstein manifolds, contact manifolds, Legendrian and transverse knots), especially through holomorphic-curve techniques. One particular interest is extracting topological information about knots through cotangent bundles, and exploring relations to topological string theory. I have also worked in Heegaard Floer theory, quantum topology, and sheaf theory, especially as they relate to Legendrian and transverse knots.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2001