Thierry De Pauw

Thierry De Pauw
Visiting Professor of Mathematics
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Thierry De Pauw is a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He is also Professor at the Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 and Honorary Maître de recherches at the F.N.R.S., Belgium. Professor De Pauw’s research interest is Mathematical Analysis. He specializes in Geometric Measure Theory, a branch of fundamental mathematics concentrating on Geometric Variational Problems, of which the paradigm is the Plateau Problem. It consists of studying the geometrical complexity of soap films and soap bubbles, including those in infinite dimensional space.

During his career, Professor De Pauw has been a long-term visitor at University College London in England, Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France, and Rice University in Houston, Texas. He was awarded the Jacques Deruyts prize (2004-2008) from the Royal Academy of Belgium.

Research Interests

  • Mathematical analysis (geometric measure theory)


Select Publications

  • On sets minimizing their weighted length in separable Banach spaces (with. A. Lemenant and V. Millot), submitted.

  • An example pertaining to the failure of the Besicovitch­Federer structure Theorem in separable Hilbert space, submitted.

  • Integral geometric measure in separable Banach space (with Ph. Bouafia), to appear in Math. Ann.

  • Rectifiable and flat G chains in metric spaces (with R. Hardt), Amer. J. Math., 134(1), 2012. 1­69.




  • PhD, Mathematics
    Université catholique de Louvain