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Researcher: Sigurd Angenent

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Areas of Expertise
  • Algebra
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Combinatorics
  • Number theory
  • Analysis
  • Differential equations
  • Geometry and topology
  • Logic
  • Probability
  • Heat and diffusion equations in differential geometry
  • Curve shortening
  • Mean curvature flow and Ricci flow
  • Applications of mathematics to biology
Web Site Sigurd Angenent's Department of Mathematics Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 6,697,538 - Apparatus for producing a flattening map of a digitized image for conformally mapping onto a surface and associated method, issued February 2004.
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Formal asymptotic expansions for symmetric ancient ovals in mean curvature flow. Angenent SB. Networks and Heterogeneous Media. 2013 Mar;1(1):. doi: 10.3934/nhm.2013.8.1.

  • Degenerate neckpinches in ricci flow. Angenent SB, Isenberg J, Knopf D. Journal Für Die Reine Und Angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal). 2012 Aug;709(1). doi: 10.1515/crelle-2013-0105.

  • The zoo of solitons for curve shortening in $ ^n$. Altschuler DJ, Altschuler SJ, Angenent SB, Wu LF. Nonlinearity. 2012 Jul;26(5). doi: 10.1088/0951-7715/26/5/1189.

  • Membrane tension maintains cell polarity by confining signals to the leading edge during neutrophil migration. Houk AR, Jilkine AR, Mejean CO, Boltyanskiy R, Dufresne E, et al. Cell. 2012 Jan;148(1):175-188. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.10.050.
Recent Artistic Works
  • University of California-San Francisco, Biochemistry
  • University of Arizona-Tucson, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Systems Biology, Pharmacology, Simmons Cancer Center
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mathematics
  • Vrije University, Mathematics
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-3131
Current University UW–Madison
Department Mathematics
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 609 Van Vleck Hall
Address Line 2 480 Lincoln Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Leiden, Mathematics, 1986
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Improved Method for More Efficient Mapping of Images