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Faculty in the News:
  • Duke math earns top 10 world ranking

    Duke’s mathematics department is 10th in the world, according to Times Higher Education. Times released its rankings June 2, placing Duke above institutions such as Columbia University, Cornell University and MIT. The publication considered the number of research papers published by the departments as well as the percentage of those that were highly-cited, between January 2001 and February 2011. The ranking system defines highly cited papers as those “that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication.” [more] -- Duke Chronicle

  • April 19, 2009 - Duke Team Discovers New Mathematical Principle

    (Durham Herald-Sun) Prof. Arlie Petters and his graduate student have discovered a universal principle that unites the curious interplay of light and shadow on the surface of your morning coffee with the way gravity magnifies and distorts light from distant galaxies. [more]

    Featured Member: Arlie O. Petters of Mathematics

Conferences and Meetings:
  • August 03, 2009 - "Loops, Strings, and Moduli Spaces" Workshop, Chern Institute of Mathematics

    Location: Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
    Dates: August 3 - 9, 2009

    This will be an "Oberwolfach style" meeting, consisting of 40 -50 people, with informal talks organized the week of the conference. The Chern Institute will host the accommodations and food for the week of the conference. These accommodations are available for 7 days (arrival Sunday, August 2 and departure Sunday, Aug 10). The actual workshop will take place Monday through Friday of that week. Unfortunately the Institute does not have funding for travel.

    There will be two excursions planned. On Wednesday afternoon there will be an excursion to the Great Wall. Also, for those staying until Sunday, there will be a day long excursion on Saturday to Beijing. Transportation to these excursions will be provided by the institute.

    There are a limited number of spots available for participants. If you are interested in applying to participate, please email Fei Han, at Stanford University as soon as possible. Please indicate your university, your status (student, postdoc, faculty), and your research interests.

    Invitees who have agreed, or tentatively agreed to attend include:   Hossein Abbaspour, Nantes; Allexander Berglund, Copenhagen; Carl-Friedrich Bodigheimer, Bonn; Ralph Cohen, Stanford; Soren Galatius, Stanford; Nora Ganter, Melbourne; Ezra Getzler, Northwestern; Veronique Godin, Calgary; Fei Han, Stanford; Kathryn Hess, Lausanne; Po Hu, Wayne State; John D.S. Jones, Warwick; Ralph Kauffmann, Purdue; Toshitake Kohno, Tokyo; Ib Madsen, Copenhagen; Luc Menichi, Angers; Ulrike Tillmann, Oxford; Nathalie Wahl, Copenhagen; Weiping Zhang, Nankai.

  • April 17, 2009 - 24th Annual Geometry Festival, in honor of Detlef Gromoll

    Location: Stony Brook University; Stony Brook, New York
    Dates: Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2009

    This year's festivall will be held in honor of DETLEF ROMOLL. A continuing grant from the National Science Foundation makes it possible for organizers to partially reimburse the expenses of a large number of graduate students, post-docs and younger faculty who do not have access to travel funds from other sources.

    Speakers at this year's festival are: Jeff Cheeger, Marcos Dajczer, Karsten Grove, Wolfgang Meyer, Gabriel Paternain, Christina Sormani, and Guofang Wei.

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  • March 14, 2009 - 3rd Illinois-Indiana Symplectic Geometry Conference

    The 3rd Illinois-Indiana Symplectic Geometry conference is to be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on the weekend of March 14 and 15.

    Information about the speakers, schedule, accommodation and registration is available at

    The conference is funded by the NSF and the University of Illinois. They hope to be able to reimburse travel and accommodation costs for participants.

  • March 13, 2009 - Beginning Faculty Session: MAA Southeastern meeting

    The MAA Southeastern Section meeting will be held March 13-14 at Belmont College, Nashville, TN. One of the sessions is "Presentations by Beginning Faculty". They encourage beginning faculty to attend and give a 15-minute talk on topics such as their research, an expository, an aspect of teaching or working with students, or an interesting problem/solution or application of a mathematical idea.

    Speakers should submit a title and abstract to David Stone and to Program Chair Jim Vandergriff. Complete information is available at


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