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NSF awards Sarah Titus Tectonics grant

August 4, 2011
By Dee Menning

Sarah TitusSarah Titus, Professor of Geology, was awarded a $74,502 grant from National Science Foundation EAR Tectonics division for her project “Differential geometry and statistics of deformation tensors.” With Basil Tikoff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor Titus will explore a new conceptual framework for the analysis of naturally occurring rock deformation. The project applies mathematical techniques of Lie groups and Lie algebras to a series of geological examples, with the aid of Josh Davis who is transitioning from pure math towards more applied science applications.