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Lenhard Ng Wins Simons Award

In March 2015, it was announced by the Simons Foundation that Professor Lenhard (Lenny) Ng was awarded a Simons Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). He is among the 40 mathematicians in North America to earn the... read more »


 Helping Art Conservators study X-ray Images of Paintings

Prof. Ingrid Daubechies is one of the pioneers of applied mathematicians collaborating with artists, art historians and art conservators in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of math and art, leading projects aimed at applying advanced image... read more »


New Faculty: Associate Professor Colleen Robles

Colleen Robles received her PhD. from the University of British Columbia in 2003 under the supervision of David Bao (University of Houston) and Richard Froese. Following a post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester, she joined Texas A... read more »


Mapping Lemur Teeth

A research group led by Prof. Ingrid Daubechies, and recent Duke PhD. graduate, Dr. Tingran Gao, in collaboration with the Duke Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, combines computer graphics, geometry processing, and machine learning, to study... read more »


Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies has won the 2012 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize for mathematics. Durham, NC - Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies... read more »


Eugene Rabinovich

Eugene Rabinovich, a physics and mathematics double major, studies string theory with professor Ronen Plesser Durham, NC - Eugene Rabinovich, a Duke University junior, has been selected as a 2014 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and... read more »


Jianfeng Lu's mathematical studies put numbers to work for researchers in materials science, physics, chemistry and other fields. Photo by Les Todd/Duke University Photography

New faculty member applies math to solve some of the hardest questions in science Durham, NC - As a mathematician, Jianfeng Lu appreciates the abstract beauty of theories and proofs. But he also sees his craft as a powerful, pragmatic tool for... read more »


Jonathan Gao will write his senior thesis on the economics of mergers.

Durham, NC - Are you blaming those rising prices for airplane tickets on the mergers in the industry? Senior Jonathan Gao says you might be right but the economics of the ticket price isn't that straightforward. The economics and math major from... read more »


Hunter Nisonoff

Durham, NC - When he wasn't boxing at a local gym in Durham and playing intramural soccer, senior Hunter Nisonoff spent his summer researching potential HIV vaccines in Bruce Donald’s lab. Nisonoff, a math major and global health and chemistry minor... read more »


Mathematician Lillian Pierce has moved with her family into Blackwell residence hall, where she'll be faculty-in-residence. Photo by Duke University Photography

As a four-year-old, Lillian Pierce remembers watching her mother balance her checkbook and realizing that the numbers juxtaposed on the page were, in a sense, communicating with each other. “My mother explained that the numbers told her what to... read more »


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