## Chuu-lian Terng

Professor, Mathematics

School of Physical Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1976, Mathematics

University of California, Irvine

410L RH

Mail Code: 3875

Irvine, CA 92697

410L RH

Mail Code: 3875

Irvine, CA 92697

**Research Interests**

differential geometry, partial differential equations, and integrable systems

**Academic Distinctions**

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

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

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

**Research Abstract**

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.

(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

**Professional Societies**

AMS, MAA, AWM

**Last updated**

02/16/2012