# News

The complicated currents in a cup of tea inspired a series of important proofs. Alexander Kiselev, a mathematician at Duke University and a coauthor of one of the proofs,... read more »

A New Look at Ancient Handwriting Researchers have been analyzing the handwriting on these 2,800-year-old pottery fragments, with help from artificial... read more »

**The 2019 Duke Math Meet was held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019. Check out photos from the meet here: Fall 2019 photos**
The meet was... read more »

*Courtesy of Robin Smith – University Communications*
If you’ve ever visited the Louvre in Paris, you may have been too focused on snapping a selfie in front of the Mona Lisa to think about the nearest exit.
But one Duke team knows how to get... read more »

The department congratulates Didong Li, one of three recipients of the inaugural IMS Lawrence D. Brown PhD Student Award. Didong will present his work at an invited session at the World Congress/IMS Annual Meeting in Seoul (Aug 2020). Didong Li is... read more »

Two flat paper shapes are considered "scissors congruent" if you can cut up one shape and rearrange it as the other. But is there a way to determine this relationship if you don't have scissors? Are there characteristics you could measure ahead of... read more »

The work of James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics Jonathan Mattingly appeared in numerous media outlets this fall — including this News & Observer... read more »

Researcher Shan Shan discussed how math informs the beauty of the world. She's exploring lemur evolution through the topography of their teeth and using the Duke Compute Cluster to do the heavy lifting. Minute Marvels are really short videos... read more »

The Flatiron Institute, an internal research division of the Simons Foundation, is a community of scientists whose mission is to advance scientific research through modern computational methods including data analysis, theory, modeling and... read more »