Marshall Hampton, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Office: Solon Campus Center (SCC) 172
Email: mhampton at
Mailing address:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Minnesota Duluth
Solon Campus Center 140
1117 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3000

My academic family tree.

CV   Feel free to email me a request for electronic copies of papers/preprints.

Selected Publications:

My current main areas of research are celestial mechanics, bioinformatics and mathematical modeling of trypanosomes, and the production of nectar in flowering plants. For a complete list of my publications see my CV (link above); the papers below are selected to illustrate the range of my work.

  • Convergent evolution of a novel blood-red nectar pigment in vertebrate-pollinated flowers, joint with R. Roy, N. Moreno, S. A. Brockman, A. Kostanecki, A. Zambre, C. Holl, E. M. Solhaug, A. Minami, E. Snell-Rood, M. A. Bee, Y. Chiari, A. D. Hegeman and C. J. Carter, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119:5

  • Planar N-body central configurations with a homogeneous potential, 2019, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 131:20

  • Identification of transcripts potentially involved in neural tube closure using RNA sequencing, joint with L. M. Kindt, A. R. Coughlin, T. R. Perosino, H. N. Ersfeld, and J. O. Liang, 2018 Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development, 56.

  • Tail characteristics of Trypanosoma brucei mitochondrial transcripts are developmentally altered in a transcript-specific manner, joint with V. H. Gazestani, A. K. Shaw, R. Salavati, and S. L. Zimmer, 2018, International Journal for Parasitology, 48, 179-189.

  • Cosines and Cayley, Triangles and Tetrahedra , 2014, American Mathematical Monthly 121, 937- 941.

  • PIN6 is required for nectary auxin response and short stamen development, joint with R. L. Bender, M. L. Fekete, P. M. Klinkenberg, B. Bauer, M. Malecha, K. Lindgren, J. Maki, M. A. Perera, B. J. Nikolau, and C. J. Carter, 2013, The Plant Journal, 74 (6), 893-904.

  • Transcriptomic Analysis of Brown Adipose Tissue across the Physiological Extremes of Natural Hibernation , joint with R. G. Melvin and M. T. Andrews, 2013, PLoS ONE, 8(12): e85157. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085157

  • Circulation and Metabolic Rates in a Natural Hibernator: an integrative physiological model, joint with B. T. Nelson and M. T. Andrews, 2010, American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology, 299, 1478-1488.

  • Finiteness of Relative Equilibria of the Four-Body Problem, joint with R. Moeckel, 2006, Inventiones mathematicae 163, 289-312.

  • Stacked central configurations in the five-body problem, Nonlinearity, 2005, vol. 18, pp. 2299-2304.