#### Thierry De Pauw

# Professor of mathematics

## SHORT BIO

My research interest is mathematical analysis. I specialise in Geometric Measure Theory, a branch of fundamental mathematics of which the paradigm is the Plateau problem. It consists in studying the geometrical complexity of soap films and soap bubbles, including those in infinite dimensional spaces.

I grew up in Brussels, Belgium. I am currently a Distinguished Professor at East China Normal University, on leave of absence from the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, and Honorary Maître de Recherches at the F.N.R.S., Belgium. I worked at University College London, England ; Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France ; Rice University in Houston, Texas ; Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium ; and NYU Shanghai University.

## EDUCATION

**1977 – 1983****Institut Champagnat, Schaerbeek, Belgium**Primary school

**1983 – 1989****Institut Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, Belgium**Secondary school

**1989 – 1998****Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium**B.S. and PhD in mathematics

## RESEARCH INTERESTS

**Measure Theory**

Hausdorff and integral geometric measures

**Geometric Variational Problems**

Integral currents and flat chains

**Nonabsolutely Convergent Integration**

Henstock, Kurzweil, Pfeffer

**o-Minimal Geometry**

Metric theory

## CONTACT

**School of Mathematical SciencesEast China Normal University**500 DongChuang Road

Shanghai 200062

**Office : **217 (Statistics Building, Minhang campus)

**email : **thdepauw *at* math *dot* ecnu *dot *edu *dot *cn