Chuu-Lian Terng

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Chuu-Lian Terng (Chinese: 滕楚蓮) is a mathematician. She received her B.S. from National Taiwan University in 1971 and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1976[1] under the supervision of Richard Palais,[2] whom she later married.[3] She is currently a professor at University of California at Irvine. She was a professor at Northeastern University for many years. Before joining Northeastern, she spent two years at the University of California, Berkeley and four years at Princeton University. She also spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton and two years at the Max-Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany.

In 1999, her Association for Women in Mathematics press release reads:[4]

Her early research concerned the classification of natural vector bundles and natural differential operators between them. She then became interested in submanifold geometry. Her main contributions are developing a structure theory for isoparametric submanifolds in Rn and constructing soliton equations from special submanifolds. Recently, Terng and Karen Uhlenbeck (University of Texas at Austin) have developed a general approach to integrable PDEs that explains their hidden symmetries in terms of loop group actions. She is co-author of the book Submanifold Geometry and Critical Point Theory and an editor of the Journal of Differential Geometry survey volume 4 on "Integrable systems". Professor Terng served as President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) from 1995 to 1997 and as Member-at-Large of the Council of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) from 1989 to 1992. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the National Center for Theoretical Sciences in Taiwan, the Steering Committee of the IAS/Park City Summer Institute, and the Editorial Board of the Transactions of the AMS."



  1. ^ "UCI ADVANCE Program > Advance Chair > Chuu-Lian Terng". 
  2. ^ Chuu-Lian Terng at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Richard Palais' Home Page". University of California at Irvine, Department of Mathematics. 2006. 
  4. ^ "AWM-MAA Invited Lecture: Chuu-Lian Terng". Association for Women in Mathematics. 1999. 
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-25.

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