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 »

Jonathan Mattingly, Chair of Mathematics Department

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

Beautiful Math with Shan Shan

  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 »