Chuu-lian Terng

Professor, Mathematics
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1976, Mathematics

Phone: (949) 824-6592

University of California, Irvine
410L RH
Mail Code: 3875
Irvine, CA 92697

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differential geometry, partial differential equations, and integrable systems
Alfred P. Sloan fellowship 1980-1982
Humboldt Senior Scientist Award 1996
UCI Advance Chair 2004-2009
AMS Invited Hour Lecture, Summer Meeting 1984
AMS Invited Hour Lecture, Joint Mathematics Societies Annual Meeting, 1999
AWM-MAA Invited Hour Lecture, Summer 1999
Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid 2006
AMS-MAA Invited Hour Lecture, Joint Mathematics Societies Annual Meeting, 2011
Appointments 2004- : Professor, UC Irvine
1986-04 : Professor, Northeastern University
1982-86: Associate Professor, Northeastern University
1978-82: Assistant Professor, Princeton University.
1976-78: Lecturer, UC Berkeley.
1979-80: Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
1981-82: Member of Max-Planck Instititute at Bonn.
1997-98: Member of IAS at Princeton.
2004 S: Research Professor at MSRI, Berkeley

Editorial Boards
The Transactions of AMS (1997-2001)
Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics (1998-2008)
Communications of Analysis and Geometry (1999- )
The Proceedings of AMS (2006- )
Journal of Fixed Point Theory and its Applications (2011-)

Other Professional Appointments
1986-89 AMS Council Member-at-Large
1986-89 Member of NSF Advisory Panel for Mathematics
1995-97 President of the Association for Women Mathematicians
1998-2001 Member of the Steering Committee for the IAS Summer Institute at Park City
1998-2001 Advisory board of the Mathematics Institute of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan
1998-2001 Advisory board of the Center for Theoretical Science in Taiwan
2003-2005 Committee on Committees of AMS
2003-06 Scientific Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA
1994-2010 Co-organizer of the IAS Mentoring Program for Women Mathematicians
My research areas are differential geometry and integrable systems. In particular, I am interested in
(1) completely integrable Hamiltonian PDEs and their relations to differential geometry,
(2) geometry and topology of submanifolds in symmetric spaces,
(3) geometry of isometric actions.
Publications (with Richard Palais) Critical Point Theory and Submanifold Geometry, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 1353, Springer-Verlag, NY. 1988
  Convexity theorem for infinite dimensional isoparametric submanifolds, Invent. Math. 112, 9-22, 1993
  (with G. Thorbergsson) Submanifold Geometry in Symmetric spaces, J. Differential Geometry, 42 (1995) 665-718
  (with G. Thorbergsson) Taut immersions in a complete Riemannian manifold, Tight and Taut immersions, MSRI Publications 32(1997), 181-228
  Solitons and Differential Geometry, J. Differential Geometry 45(1997) 407-445
  (with K. Uhlenbeck) Poisson actions and scattering theory for integrable systems, Surveys in Differential Geometry: Integrable Systems, 4(1999), 315-402
  (with K. Uhlenbeck) Backlund transformations and loop group actions, Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 53 (2000) 1-75,
  (with K. Uhlenbeck) Geometry of solitons, Notices of AMS, 47(2000), 17-25
  (with M. Brueck, X. Du, J. Park) Submanifold geometry of real Grassmannian systems, Memoirs of the AMS, vol 155 (2002)
  (with B. Dai and K. Uhlenbeck, K), On the space-time monopole equations, Surv. Differ. Geom. (10) 2006, 1--30
  (with B. Dai) Baecklund transformations Ward solitons, and unitons. J. Differential Geom. 75 (2007), no. 1, 57--108
  (with X. Liu) The mean curvature flow on isoparametric submanifolds, Duke Math. J. 147 (2009), 157--179
  Geometries and symmetries of soliton equations and integrable elliptic systems, Advanced Lectures in Mathematics 13 (2010), 301-358
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