Alina Stancu

  Professor
  Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  Concordia University
  1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
  Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
  Office: LB 921-27
  Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 5345
  Fax: (514) 848-2831          
  E-mail: alina.stancuATconcordia.ca
© Octav Cornea, Sausalito, November 2017.



Research Interests:

Geometric analysis, in particular curvature flows, and convex geometry. I am also interested in notions of generalized curvatures, convexity in hyperbolic space, geometric inequalities and other extremal problems.

NEWS:

* Vadim Kaloshin delivered the 2019 Nirenberg Lectures on January 22-25, 2019, at the CRM. The 2018 Nirenberg Lectures in Geometric Analysis were delivered by Eugenia Malinnikova (NTNU, Trondheim) during the week of March 12-16, 2018. The videos of her three talks as well as videos of the lectures given by previous speakers of the series Alessio Figalli (2014), André Neves (2015), Gunther Uhlmann (2016), Camillo De Lellis (2017) can also be found on line at the link above.

* In 2018-19, Concordia's Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be hosting for a fourth consecutive year a MATH CIRCLE for students in grades 3-4 and 7-11 wishing to have fun solving challenging math problems.

More info is here. For other outreach activities at Concordia University, please visit our page.


Selected Recent Papers:

For other publications see the MathSciNet list.


Selected Recent and Upcoming Conferences:


Graduate Students:

I study the existence and/or the uniqueness of closed convex hypersurfaces of the Euclidean space with certain properties, usually by looking at the geometric properties of solutions to appropriate partial differential equations. I am also interested in curvature flows and isoperimetric-type inequalities. One of my current projects focuses on affine invariants of convex bodies and affine invariant inequalities.

Whether a Master's or a PhD, my students' theses combine techniques from differential geometry, analysis and partial differential equations.


I currently supervise two MSc students, one PhD student and co-supervise one PhD student.


Teaching:

"Within five years, there will be 2.4 million STEM jobs openings." (NYTimes, December 7, 2013, "Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?") ARE YOU READY?



*A selection of my recent or up-coming courses:

Winter 2019:

MATH 364  

Analysis I

Fall 2018:

MATH 479 / MAST 661A / MAST 8xx  

Convex and Nonlinear Analysis

Starting with classical inequalities for convex sets and functions, the course's aim is to present famous geometric inequalities like the Brunn-Minkowski inequality and its related functional form, Prekopa-Leindler, the Blaschke-Santalo inequality, the Urysohn inequality, as well as more modern results such as the reverse isoperimetric inequality, or the Brascamp-Lieb inequality and its reverse form. In the process, we will touch upon log-convex functions, duality for sets and functions and, generally, extremum problems.

Winter 2018:

MATH 480A (MAST 653, MATH 621) 

Geometry and Topology

This is a first course in the differential geometry of curves and surfaces. We will talk about curvature, standard non-Euclidean type geometries like the hyperbolic space, and some elements of topology.


Women and Mathematics:






Readings I enjoyed, in reverse chronological order:

Michelle Obama Becoming, Caroline Hulse The adults (perfect for the Winter holidays ha ha), Weike Wang Chemistry, Candace Fleming The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, Michel Houellebecq Soumission, Herman Koch The Dinner, Robert Littell The visiting professor, Claire Holden Rothman My October, Bill Browder Red Notice, Edward Frenkel Love and Math, Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project (light, but hilarious, much in the spirit of The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime set in academia!), Vasili Grosssman Panta Rhei, Cédric Villani Théorème Vivant, Paul Cornea Ce a fost Cum a fost.

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