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Daubechies Lecture 2021: Waves: Building Blocks in Nature and in Mathematics

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Provost Sally Kornbluth, Dean Valerie S. Ashby, and Professor Gigliola Staffilani, MIT
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Duke Research Week 2021

In this talk, MIT Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Mathematics Gigliola Staffilani will provide an overview of wave phenomena in nature and explain how mathematicians use tools from many different areas of mathematics such as Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis, dynamical systems, number theory, and probability to understand these phenomena. Examples will be provided of the beautiful interaction between the "concrete" and the "abstract" and how this interaction constantly moves the boundaries of research forward.

This keynote, in honor of Duke professor and renowned mathematician Ingrid Daubechies, is one of the many events during Duke Research Week 2021. Register to join at

Two $100 vouchers will be awarded to participating attendees of this lunchtime keynote. Recipients will be chosen at random.

Please contact the Office of Research at with any questions or concerns.