Mark A. Stern, Professor
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 YangMills 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:
Teaching (Spring 2016):
 MATH 532.01, BASIC ANALYSIS II
Synopsis
 Physics 119, TuTh 08:30 AM09:45 AM
 MATH 79090.05, MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS
Synopsis
 Physics 205, TuTh 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 Office Hours:
 Tuesday 3:004:00
Wednesday 3:004:00
 Education:
Ph.D.  Princeton University  1984 
B.S.  Texas A&M University  1980 
 Specialties:

Geometry
Mathematical Physics
 Research Interests: Geometric Analysis, YangMills 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 YangMills 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)
 M.A. Stern and B. Charbonneau, Asymptotic Hodge Theory of Vector Bundles,
Comm. in Anal. and Geom., vol. 23 no. 3
(2015),
pp. 559609
 M.A. Stern, $C^{\infty}$ Stability, Canonical Maps, and Discrete Dynamics
(Preprint, 2014) (arXiv:1410.8851.)
 Mark Stern, Nonlinear Harmonic Forms and an Exotic Bochner Formula
(Preprint, 2014) (arXiv:1411.0144.)
 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. 156, ISSN 11266708 [1212], [doi] [abs]
 C Quigley, S Sethi and M Stern, Novel Branches of (0,2) Theories,
JHEP, vol. 1209 no. 064
(January, 2013), ISSN 10298479 [3228], [doi] [abs]
 Recent Grant Support
 Instanton Decay and Nonlinear Harmonic Forms, Simons Foundation, 3553857, 2015/092020/08.
 Chern, National Science Foundation, 2010/092014/08.
 Asymptotic Hodge Theory and Instantons, National Science Foundation, DMS1005761, 2010/092013/08.
 Bound states, singularities, and supersymmetry, NSF, 2002/07.
