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Mark A. Stern, Professor

Mark A. Stern

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 topological questions arising from Yang-Mills theory, string theory, and Hodge theory. These have led for example to a study of (i) stability questions arising in Yang Mills theory and harmonic maps, (ii) energy minimizing connections and instantons, (iii) new Hodge structures on vector bundles, (iv) the analysis of harmonic spinors on singular spin structures, and (v) non fredholm index theories and exotic fixed point theorems.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2840
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://www.math.duke.edu/faculty/stern

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • MATH 532.01, BASIC ANALYSIS II Synopsis
    Physics 119, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
  • MATH 790-90.05, MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS Synopsis
    Physics 205, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Office Hours:

Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Education:

Ph.D.Princeton University1984
B.S.Texas A&M University1980
Specialties:

Geometry
Mathematical Physics
Research Interests: Geometric Analysis, Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, string theory

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 topological questions arising from Yang-Mills theory, string theory, and Hodge theory. These have led for example to a study of (i) stability questions arising in Yang Mills theory and harmonic maps, (ii) energy minimizing connections and instantons, (iii) new Hodge structures on vector bundles, (iv) the analysis of harmonic spinors on singular spin structures, and (v) non fredholm index theories and exotic fixed point theorems.

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Luca Di Cerbo (2011 - 2014)  
  • Benoit Charbonneau (2007 - 2010)  
  • Bianca Santoro (2009)  
  • Anda Degeratu (December 17, 2002 - 2005)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M.A. Stern and B. Charbonneau, Asymptotic Hodge Theory of Vector Bundles, Comm. in Anal. and Geom., vol. 23 no. 3 (2015), pp. 559-609
  2. M.A. Stern, $C^{\infty}$ Stability, Canonical Maps, and Discrete Dynamics (Preprint, 2014) (arXiv:1410.8851.)
  3. Mark Stern, Nonlinear Harmonic Forms and an Exotic Bochner Formula (Preprint, 2014) (arXiv:1411.0144.)
  4. I Melnikov, C Quigley, S Sethi and M Stern, Target spaces from chiral gauge theories, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2013 no. 2 (December 12, 2012), pp. 1-56, ISSN 1126-6708 [1212], [doi]  [abs]
  5. C Quigley, S Sethi and M Stern, Novel Branches of (0,2) Theories, JHEP, vol. 1209 no. 064 (January, 2013), ISSN 1029-8479 [3228], [doi]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support

  • Instanton Decay and Nonlinear Harmonic Forms, Simons Foundation, 3553857, 2015/09-2020/08.      
  • Chern, National Science Foundation, 2010/09-2014/08.      
  • Asymptotic Hodge Theory and Instantons, National Science Foundation, DMS-1005761, 2010/09-2013/08.      
  • Bound states, singularities, and supersymmetry, NSF, 2002/07.      

 

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