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
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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:

* The 2020 Nirenberg Lectures in Geometric Analysis will take place September 18-25, 2020 on line at the CRM, Montreal with two exceptional young mathematicians: Antoine Song (Clay Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley) and Yevgeny Liokumovich (U. of Toronto). To obtain the zoom link, please register here. More details, including the schedule, will be posted at Nirenberg Lectures in Geometric Analysis .

Videos of the lectures given by previous speakers of the series Alessio Figalli (2014), André Neves (2015), Gunther Uhlmann (2016), Camillo De Lellis (2017), Eugenia Malinnikova (2018), Vadim Kaloshin (2019) can be found on line at the link above. Organizers: Pengfei Guan, Dima Jakobson (McGill U.), Iosif Polterovich (U. de Montreal) and Alina Stancu (Concordia University).

* 2020 Canadian Mathematical Olympiad released the results. You may find more information about it here. Moreover, for 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 four MSc students and two PhD students.


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:

Fall 2020:

MATH 479A / MAST 661A / MAST 837A  

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 2021:

MATH 264AA / MAST 218AA  

Advanced Calculus I / Multivariable Calculus I




Women and Mathematics:






Readings I enjoyed, in reverse chronological order:

Catherine Chung The Tenth Muse, Svetlana Alexievich Voices from Chernobyl, Jean Kwok Searching for Sylvie Lee, Marcy Dermansky Very Nice, Katherine Howe The Daughters of Temeprance Hobbs, Cathleen Schine The Grammarians, 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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