Stephanos Venakides


Professor of Mathematics

Fields of work: Pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology. Specific areas: Differential equations,  integrable systems, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering (especially transmission anomalies and resonances), photonic crystals, exciton polaritons and recently micromagnetics.

Invited as one of the three Abel lecturers in the award of the Abel Prize to Peter Lax, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway, May 2005

    Appointments and Affiliations

    • Professor of Mathematics

    Contact Information:

    • Office Location: 104 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
    • Office Phone: (919) 660-2815
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    • Ph.D. New York University, 1982
    • M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979
    • B.S. National Technical University of Athens (Greece), 1969

    Courses Taught:

    • MATH 353: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH 753: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH 790-90: Minicourse in Advanced Topics