David Webb (mathematician)


David Webb is an American mathematician known for his work on hearing the shape of a drum.

Webb attended Cornell University, where he received his PhD in 1983 under the supervision of Kenneth Stephen Brown.[1] He is currently a professor of mathematics at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.[2]

In 2001 Webb and co-author Carolyn S. Gordon were awarded the Mathematical Association of America Chauvenet Prize for their 1996 American Scientist paper, "You can't hear the shape of a drum".[3]


  1. ^ David Webb at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Faculty directory listing, retrieved 2014-01-18.
  3. ^ Chauvenet Prizes, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2014-01-19.