2017 PhD Graduates

Seven graduate students received their Phd in mathematics at the 2017 Graduation Ceremony: Philip Andreae: [Advisor:Mark Stern] Analytic Torsion, the Eta Invariant, and Closed Differential Forms on Spaces of Metrics Brian Fitzpatrick: [... read more »

Annual Duke Math Party

Students and faculty enjoyed a break before exams to share food and conversation at the annual math party on April 24, 2017.  Those who competed in the MCM/ICM competition received Duke Math shirts and certificates.  Officers of DUMU and research... read more »

Seth Warner

Seth L. Warner, Math Professor Emeritus, died April 20, 2017.  Seth joined the Duke faculty as a research instructor in mathematics in 1955, became a professor in 1965, and served 11 years as departmental chairman before his... read more »

Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference (TAGMac)

On Sunday April 23, the Duke mathematics department hosted the fourth Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference (TAGMaC). The event was cosponsored by the graduate student AMS and SIAM chapters along with the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD... read more »

SIAM Certificate Awarded to Hangjie Ji

Graduate Student and new PhD, Hangjie (Jessie) Ji, was recognized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for her "outstanding efforts and accomplishments" on behalf of the Duke University SIAM chapter. She is pictured here with... read more »

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)

Vinit Ranjan, Kelly Zhang, and Junmo Ryang are a group of prospective math majors who all met in high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where they first competed in MCM, but on separate teams. This year, they came... read more »

Alumni Profile: Philip Andreae

Phillip Andreae graduated from Duke with a PhD in Mathematics, specializing in geometry. After graduation in 2016, he joined Meredith College as an Assistant Professor. While at Duke, Dr.... read more »

New Number Systems Seek Their Lost Primes: Prof. Lillian Pierce is featured in Quanta magazine

For centuries, mathematicians tried to solve problems by adding new values to the usual numbers. Now they’re investigating the unintended consequences of that tinkering.... read more »

New Approach to Bone Remodeling

Kevin Murgas (Biomedical Engineering, Class 2017), started working on this project during a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in mathematical biology in the summer of 2015. Together with his research mentor, Dr. Marc Ryser, they... read more »

New SIAM Chapter at Duke Mathematics!

SIAM is the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. We formed this chapter to promote collaboration, interdisciplinary activities, and fellowship between graduate students in the Mathematics and other related departments. Our newly formed... read more »