Today around the country scientists are pausing their usual activity and reflecting on race in our society, on the recent events around our country, on the murders of the black people which precipitated them, and on the underlining hard truths which... read more »

Cynthia Rudin

Congratulations to Duke Math faculty member Cynthia Rudin on being awarded a 2020-2021 Energy Research Seed Fund grant. This year the Duke University Energy Initiative program awarded six grants to projects involving 13 faculty from five Duke... read more »

Maria Paz Rios delivering food in Colombia

We're proud of Math major Maria Paz Rios for her work in Colombia: "As part of the Duke for Colombia Campaign, and with the help of Bogotá Police and Red Cross Colombia, I was able to go to Soacha, one of the poorest sectors in Bogotá, and deliver... read more »

Alexander (Sasha) Kiselev

Congratulations to Duke Mathematics Professor Alexander (Sasha) Kiselev for being named one of the 2020 Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.  The Simons Foundation’s... read more »

Euler Tea

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

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 »

DMM 2019

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 »

Didong Li

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 »

Scissor congruence

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 »