News by Topic

Click on a topic below to see the latest headline

Customize "My Headlines" by Topic

Choose the topics of most interest to you to follow under "My Headlines".


Sign up for newsletters, news feeds, social media and other news sources.

Resources for News Media

Are you a reporter working on a story? Here's where you find help from Duke.

Daubechies wins Nemmers Prize

Daubechies wins Nemmers Prize

Ingrid Daubechies has won the 2012 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize for mathematics.

print |

Durham, NC - Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies' passion as an educator and her work on wavelets, which help with data and image processing. The selection was announced April 17, 2012.

Daubechies' research affects millions of consumer and technological products, including seismic exploration, audio and video coders, communication systems and medical imaging, and her love of math brings the subject alive for non-math majors as well as those studying the subject. For those reasons, Northwestern selected her as the tenth winner of the Nemmer prize for mathematics, which carries a $200,000 stipend.