Audrey Terras  

Born  
Residence  San Diego, California 
Alma mater  Yale University 
Awards  Fellow of the AAAS Noether Lecturer AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of California San Diego 
Doctoral advisor  Tsuneo Tamagawa 
Doctoral students  Dorothy Wallace 
Audrey Anne Terras (born September 10, 1942) is an American mathematician who works primarily in number theory. Her research has focused on quantum chaos and on various types of zeta functions.
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Life and education
Audrey Terras was born September 10, 1942 in Washington, D.C.^{[1]} She received a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1964, and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University in 1966 and 1970 respectively.^{[2]} She stated in a 2008 interview that she chose to study mathematics because "The U.S. government paid me! And not much! It was the time of Sputnik, so we needed to produce more mathematicians, and when I was deciding between Math and History, they weren’t paying me to do history, they were paying me to do math."^{[3]}
Career
Terras joined the University of California, San Diego as an assistant professor in 1972, and she is now a full professor there.^{[2]}
As an undergraduate Terras was inspired by her teacher Sigekatu Kuroda to become a number theorist; she was especially interested in the use of analytic techniques to get algebraic results. Today her research interests are in number theory, harmonic analysis on symmetric spaces and finite groups, special functions, algebraic graph theory, zeta functions of graphs, arithmetical quantum chaos, and the Selberg trace formula.^{[4]}
Recognition
Terras was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1982.^{[1]} She was the Association for Women in Mathematics Mathematical Association of America AWM/MAA Falconer Lecturer in 2000, speaking on "Finite Quantum Chaos,"^{[5]} and the AWM's Noether Lecturer in 2008, speaking on "Fun with Zeta Functions of Graphs".^{[6]} In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[7]} She is part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.^{[8]}
Selected publications
 Terras, Audrey (1985). Harmonic Analysis on Symmetric Spaces and Applications. 1. Berlin: SpringerVerlag. ISBN 9780387961590.^{[9]}
 Terras, Audrey (1988). Harmonic Analysis on Symmetric Spaces and Applications. 2. Berlin: SpringerVerlag. ISBN 9780387966632.^{[9]}
 Terras, Audrey (1999). Fourier Analysis on Finite Groups and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521457187.
 Terras, Audrey (February 2002). "Finite Quantum Chaos". American Mathematical Monthly. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. 109 (2): 121–139. doi:10.2307/2695325. ISSN 00029890. JSTOR 2695325. Article based on her 2000 Falconer lecture.
 Terras, Audrey (20070320). "A Stroll Through the Garden of Graph Zeta Functions" (PDF). University of California, San Diego. Retrieved 20090526. Draft of a book on zeta functions of graphs.
Notes
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} "Biographies of Candidates 2000" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 47 (8): 922–934. September 2000. Retrieved 20090524.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} "2000 AWMMAA Invited Address: Audrey Terras". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 20090525.
 ^ "Interview with Audrey Terras" (PDF). UCSD Math Club Newsletter. University of California, San Diego. Fall 2008. pp. 1, 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20100621. Retrieved 20090526.
 ^ "Audrey Terras's Home Page". University of California, San Diego. 20090329. Retrieved 20090527.
 ^ "AWM Falconer Lectures". Association for Women in Mathematics. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 20090526.
 ^ "Emmy Noether Lectures". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20130825.
 ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 20181007
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Garrett, Paul B. (1990). "Review: Harmonic analysis on symmetric spaces and applications, by Audrey Terras" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 22 (1): 219–230. doi:10.1090/s027309791990158847.
Further reading
 "Interview with Audrey Terras" (PDF). UCSD Math Club Newsletter. University of California, San Diego. Fall 2008. pp. 1, 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20100621. Retrieved 20090526. Interview conducted October 30, 2008.
 Terras, Audrey (2005). "Rules for Academic Success". In Case, Bettye Anne; Leggett, Anne M. (eds.). Complexities: Women in Mathematics. Princeton University Press. pp. 218–220. ISBN 9780691114620. Terras's "Five Simple Rules for (Academic) Success (or at Least Survival)."
External links
 Audrey Terras at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 Terras's home page at UCSD
 2019 AWM Fellows
 AWM Falconers Past Winners
 Noether Lectures List