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Rachel Levy, Research Associate

Rachel Levy

Please note: Rachel has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  222 Physics Bldg
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2878
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:


PhDNorth Carolina State University2005
MAUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1996
BAOberlin College1989
HSNorth Carolina School of Science and Mathematics1985
Research Interests: Marangoni and gravity driven thin liquid films

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. R. Levy with I. Ipsen, D. Finkel, C. Kuster, M. Lasater, and J. Reese, Communicating Applied Mathematics: Four Examples, SIAM Review, vol. 48 no. 2 (2006), pp. 359-389
  2. R. Levy and M. Shearer, “The Motion of a Thin Film Driven by Surfactant and Gravity”, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 66 no. 5 (2006), pp. 1588-1609
  3. R. Levy, P. Taylor, M. Shearer, Automated Review of Prerequisite Material for Intermediate-level Undergraduate Mathematics, PRIMUS (Accepted, 2006)
  4. T. Witelski, M. Shearer and R. Levy, Growing Surfactant Waves in Thin Liquid Films Driven by Gravity, AMRX (Accepted, 2006)
  5. R. Levy and M. Shearer, Kinetics and Nucleation for Driven Thin Film Flow, Physica D, vol. 209 no. 1-4 (2005), pp. 145-163
Conferences Organized

  • Co-organized Thin Films Minisymposium, December 2005
ph: 919.660.2800
fax: 919.660.2821

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