Lenny Ng

Department of Mathematics
Duke University

Office: Physics 216
Phone: 919-660-6972
Email: my surname at math dot duke dot edu
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Papers and preprints

Teaching (Spring 2022: Math 612)

Travel schedule

Contact information

Curriculum vitae

Legendrian knot and link atlases

Legendrian knot gallery

Putnam solutions

About me

Applications are now open for Frontiers in Geometry and Topology, the 2022 graduate summer school and research conference in honor of Tom Mrowka, which I'm helping to organize. The due date for applications is February 28. Here are the relevant web pages for the graduate summer school and the research conference. (January 2022)

Applications for DOmath 2022 are now open; the deadline for applying is February 15. If you're a student interested in participating in DOmath in future years, we invite you to join the domath-announce mailing list. If you're interested in applying to PRUV, Duke math's other summer research program, PRUV 2022 applications are also open. (December 2021)

Solutions to the 2021 Putnam competition are now available. (December 2021)

I am co-organizing a virtual seminar, Trends in Low-Dimensional Topology, intended especially for early-career researchers in topology. The parent page Virtual Low-Dimensional Topology has a great collection of links to resources in topology and a calendar of online seminars in topology and symplectic geometry. (April 2020) Update February 2021: the Trends seminar is currently on indefinite hiatus.

I currently serve as the Director of Undergraduate Research and Prizes for the Duke mathematics department. Please see the following links for information about two of our summer research programs for Duke undergraduates: PRUV, DOmath. (December 2019)

I help to organize the Triangle Topology Seminar, a joint seminar between Duke, NCSU, and UNC. Here is a link to upcoming seminars.

I am an editor for the journal Quantum Topology. Please send me a message if you are interested in submitting an article, especially in symplectic and contact topology.