Primary Faculty

Victoria S Akin

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

victoria.akin@duke.edu


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Paul Stephen Aspinwall

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 244 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: 1:00 to 2:00pm each Tuesday10:30am to 11:30am each Thursday

Phone: (919) 660-2874

psa@cgtp.duke.edu


String theory is hoped to provide a theory of all fundamental physics encompassing both quantum mechanics and general relativity. String theories naturally live in a large number of dimensions and... full profile »

Rann Bar-On

  • Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 013 Physics, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2872


Rann Bar-On specializes in early undergraduate mathematics education. For the past decade, he has taught and supervised Math 105L and 106L, entry-level calculus courses at Duke. He has edited the lab... full profile »

Paul L Bendich

  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Assistant Director of Curricular Engagement of the Information Initiative at Duke

Office: 121 Physcis Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2800

paul.bendich@duke.edu


I work in computational topology, which for me means adapting and using tools from algebraic topology in order to study noisy and high-dimensional datasets arising from a variety of scientific... full profile »

Clark Bray

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

Office: 123 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2822

cbray@math.duke.edu


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Hubert Bray

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 189 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Office Hours: Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Phone: (919) 660-2818

hubert.bray@duke.edu


Professor Bray uses differential geometry to understand general relativity, and general relativity to motivate interesting problems in differential geometry. In 2001, he published his proof of the... full profile »

Robert Bryant

  • Philip Griffiths Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 103 Physics Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00PM, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2817


I'm interested in the geometry of partial differential equations (as always), but, more specifically, I have been thinking about conservation laws for PDE, Finsler geometry, calibrations, holonomy,... full profile »

Robert Calderbank

  • Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Director of the Information Initiative at Duke
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Joint)
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 140 Science Drive, 317 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-2728

robert.calderbank@duke.edu


Robert Calderbank is Director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. He joined Duke in 2010, completed a... full profile »

Xiuyuan Cheng

  • Scholar In Residence of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Drive, 293 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

xiuyuan.cheng@duke.edu


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Ingrid Daubechies

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)

ingrid.daubechies@duke.edu


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Richard Timothy Durrett

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 105 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Phone: (919) 660-6970

rtd@math.duke.edu


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Jayce Robert Getz

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 225 Physics, Duke Mathematics Department, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Office Hours: Hours vary

jaycegetz@gmail.com


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Heekyoung Hahn

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: 220 Physics, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2850

hahn@math.duke.edu


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Richard Hain

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2819

hain@math.duke.edu


I am a topologist whose main interests include the study of the topology of complex algebraic varieties (i.e. spaces that are the set of common zeros of a finite number of complex polynomials). What... full profile »

John Harer

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2845


Professor Harer's primary research is in the use of geometric, combinatorial and computational techniques to study a variety of problems in data analysis, shape recognition, image segmentation,... full profile »

Matthew S Junge

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

matthew.junge@duke.edu


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Anita T. Layton

  • Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Secondary)

Office: 213 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6971

anita.layton@duke.edu


Mathematical physiology. My main research interest is the application of mathematics to biological systems, specifically, mathematical modeling of renal physiology. Current projects involve (... full profile »

Harold Layton

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 221 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2809

layton@math.duke.edu


Professor Layton is modeling renal function at the level of the nephron (the functional unit of the kidney) and at the level of nephron populations. In particular, he is studying tubuloglomerular... full profile »

Adam S. Levine

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Drive, 211 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 pmThursdays, 9:30-11:00 am

Phone: (919) 660-2802

alevine@math.duke.edu


My research is in low-dimensional topology. I work primarily with Heegaard Floer homology, a powerful package of tools for studying 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds. full profile »

Lei Li

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics

lei.li2@duke.edu


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Yingzhou Li

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

yingzhou.li@duke.edu


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Tau Shean Lim

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

tau.lim@duke.edu


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Jian-Guo Liu

  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Mathematics (Joint)

Office: 285 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2500

jian-guo.liu@duke.edu


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Jianfeng Lu

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)
  • Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2875

jianfeng@math.duke.edu


Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other... full profile »

Yulong Lu

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm Thursday 12-1pm

yulonglu@math.duke.edu


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Ding Ma

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

martin@math.duke.edu


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Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor of Statistical Science (Secondary)

jonathan.mattingly@duke.edu


Jonathan Christopher¬† Mattingly grew up in Charlotte, NC where he attended Irwin Ave elementary and Charlotte Country Day.¬† He graduated from the NC School of Science and Mathematics and received a... full profile »

Xavier Mela

  • Lecturing Fellow* of Mathematics

Office: 117 Physics Bldg Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Where: Physics 202When: Mo,We : 2p-3p, or by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2800

xavier.mela@duke.edu


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Ezra Miller

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Statistical Science (Secondary)

Office: 209 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2846


Professor Miller's research centers around problems in geometry, algebra, topology, combinatorics, statistics, probability, and computation originating in mathematics and the sciences, including... full profile »

Ziva K. Myer

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: Rm 114 Physics Building, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6979

zmyer@math.duke.edu


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Lenhard Lee Ng

  • Eads Family Professor
  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 216 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Fall 2017: Mondays 10:30-12:00 Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 Fridays 1:00-2:00 and by appointment.

Phone: (919) 660-6972

ng@math.duke.edu


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James H. Nolen

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: 243 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Mondays, 1-2:30Wednesdays, 10:30-12

Phone: (919) 660-2800

nolen@math.duke.edu


I study partial differential equations, which have been used to model many phenomena in the natural sciences and engineering. In many cases, the parameters for such equations are known only... full profile »

Saulo Orizaga

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

saulo.orizaga@duke.edu


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William L. Pardon

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 219 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: T, 1:30-3:00W, 12:00-2:30

Phone: (919) 660-2838


In [1] an old question of de Rham about the topological classification of rotations of Euclidean space was largely answered in the affirmative. Methods of algebraic K-theory were used to study... full profile »

Arlie O. Petters

  • Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Economics (Secondary)
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow

Office: 114 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-3465

arlie.petters@duke.edu


Mathematical Physics Mathematics - tools form differential geometry, singularities, and probability theory Physics - problems connected to the interplay of gravity and... full profile »

Lillian Beatrix Pierce

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office: Duke Box 90320 120 Science Drive,, Room 117 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2879

pierce@math.duke.edu


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Aaron Pollack

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: Physics, Room 139, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2800

apollack@math.duke.edu


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Michael C. Reed

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Bass Fellow

Office: 237 Physics Bldg., Duke University, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2808

reed@math.duke.edu


Professor Reed is engaged in a large number of research projects that involve the application of mathematics to questions in physiology and medicine. He also works on questions in analysis that are... full profile »

Colleen M Robles

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office Hours: Office hours.

robles@math.duke.edu


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Leslie Saper

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Dr, Room 110 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Office Hours: Mondays, 11:00 - 12:00, Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00, Fridays, 1:00 - 2:00, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2843

saper@math.duke.edu


A central theme in mathematics has been the interplay between topology and analysis. One subject here is the representation of topological invariants (such as cohomology) by analytic means (such as... full profile »

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Chadmark L. Schoen

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 191 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: February 14 - March 21, 2017Tuesday   10:30 - 11:30Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

Phone: (919) 660-2813

schoen@math.duke.edu


I work on the geometry and arithmetic of figures defined by polynomial equations. I am especially interested in the geometry of algebraic curves, surfaces, threefolds and fourfolds over the complex... full profile »

Sarah Schott

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

Office: 127 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2858

schott@math.duke.edu


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Mark A. Stern

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2840

stern@math.duke.edu


The focus of Professor Stern's research is the study of analytic problems arising in geometry, topology, and physics. In recent work, Professor Stern has studied analytical, geometric, and... full profile »

Si Tang

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

si.tang@duke.edu


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Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

ctb@math.duke.edu


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Stephanos Venakides

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 104 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2815

ven@math.duke.edu


Integrable Systems Integrable systems mostly consist of families of nonlinear differential equations (ordinary and partial) that can be solved (integrated) in explicit ways through the general... full profile »

Jonathan M Wahl

  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
  • Managing Editor of Duke Mathematics Journal

jmwahl@email.unc.edu


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Alexander Watson

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

abwatson@math.duke.edu


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Thomas Peter Witelski

  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Secondary)

Office: 295 Physics Bldg, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00am-noon and Tuesdays noon-2:30pm

Phone: (919) 660-2841

witelski@math.duke.edu


My primary area of expertise is the solution of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations for models of physical systems. Using asymptotics along with a mixture of other applied... full profile »

Jeffrey T Wong

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

jtwong@math.duke.edu


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Hau-Tieng Wu

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Professor of Statistical Science (Joint)

hau.tieng.wu@duke.edu


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Wei Zhu

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

zhu@math.duke.edu


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