Lillian Beatrix Pierce

Lillian Beatrix Pierce
  • Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
External address: Duke Box 90320 120 Science Drive,, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Duke Box 90320, Room 117 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

Research Areas and Keywords


oscillatory integrals, Carleson operators, discrete operators

Number Theory

the circle method, character sums & exponential sums, class numbers, sieve methods

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2009

  • M.Sc., Oxford University (U.K.) 2004

  • B.A., Princeton University 2002

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

von Neumann Fellow awarded by Institute for Advanced Study (2017 to 2018)

Pierce, L. B. “A note on twisted discrete singular Radon transforms.” Mathematical Research Letters, vol. 17, no. 4, 2010, pp. 701–20.

Pierce, L. B. “A bound for the 3-part of class numbers of quadratic fields by means of the square sieve.” Forum Mathematicum, vol. 18, no. 4, 2006, pp. 677–98. Scival, doi:10.1515/FORUM.2006.034. Full Text

Pierce, L. B. “The 3-part of class numbers of quadratic fields.” Journal of the London Mathematical Society, vol. 71, no. 3, 2005, pp. 579–98. Scival, doi:10.1112/S002461070500637X. Full Text

Alaifari, Rima, et al. On Matrix Rearrangement Inequalities.