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Mark A. Stern

Professor of Mathematics
Box 90320, Durham 27708-0320
116 Physics Bldg, Durham 27708
Office hours Wednesday: 10-11,  Thursday : 2-3  


The focus of Professor Stern's research is the study of analytic problems arising in geometry, topology,  physics, and number theory.

In recent work, Professor Stern has studied analytical, geometric, and topological questions arising from Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, and number 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 bounds for eigenvalues of Laplace Beltrami operators, and (iv) new bounds for betti numbers.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Mathematics · 1992 - Present Mathematics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Princeton University · 1984 Ph.D.
Texas A&M University · 1980 B.S.