Mark A. Stern

Mark A. Stern
  • Professor of Mathematics
External address: 116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-2840
Office Hours: 

Monday and Tuesday 2-3

Research Areas and Keywords

Analysis
geometric analysis, elliptic partial differential equations
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic
geometric analysis, Yang Mills theory, Hodge theory, Index theory
Mathematical Physics
Yang Mills theory, String theory
PDE & Dynamical Systems
geometric analysis, elliptic partial differential equations
Topology
Index theory

The focus of Professor Stern's research is the study of analytic problems arising in geometry, topology,  physics, and number theory.

In recent work, Professor Stern has studied analytical, geometric, and topological questions arising from Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, and number theory. These have led for example to a study of (i) stability questions arising in Yang Mills theory and harmonic maps, (ii) energy minimizing connections and instantons, (iii) new Hodge structures on vector bundles, (iv) new bounds for eigenvalues of Laplace Beltrami operators, and (v) new bounds for betti numbers.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1984

  • B.S., Texas A&M University 1980

Pardon, W, and Stern, M. "Pure hodge structure on the L2-cohomology of varieties with isolated singularities." Journal Fur Die Reine Und Angewandte Mathematik 533 (December 1, 2001): 55-80.

Britto-Pacumio, R, Maloney, A, Strominger, A, and Stern, M. "Spinning bound states of two and three black holes." Journal of High Energy Physics 5.11 (2001): XLIV-19.

Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "The structure of the D0–D4 bound state." Nuclear Physics B 578.1-2 (July 2000): 163-198. Full Text

Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "Invariance theorems for supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories." Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 4.2 (March 1, 2000): 1-12. Open Access Copy

Stern, M, and Yi, P. "Counting Yang-Mills dyons with index theorems." Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 62.12 (2000): 1-15. Open Access Copy

Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "Supersymmetry and the Yang-Mills effective action at finite N." Journal of High Energy Physics 3.6 (December 1, 1999).

Paban, S, Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "Summing up instantons in three-dimensional Yang-Mills theories." Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 3.2 (March 1, 1999): 1-18.

Paban, S, Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "Supersymmetry and higher derivative terms in the effective action of Yang-Mills theories." Journal of High Energy Physics 2.6 (December 1, 1998).

Paban, S, Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "Constraints from extended supersymmetry in quantum mechanics." Nuclear Physics B 534.1-2 (November 1998): 137-154. Full Text

Sethi, S, and Stern, M. "D-Brane Bound States Redux." Communications in Mathematical Physics 194.3 (June 1, 1998): 675-705. Full Text

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