Karen Uhlenbeck

Karen Uhlenbeck
From Time Magazine : “In a year marked by division, women everywhere pushed the world forward—and many made history, shattering long-standing glass ceilings to become ‘firsts’ in their fields. ... American mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck became the first woman to win the prestigious Abel...
Karen Uhlenbeck , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, will be awarded the 2020 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. Uhlenbeck is recognized "for her long-lasting influence in geometric topology and analysis and for her mentorship...
Karen Uhlenbeck poses for a headshot at the blackboard
Karen Uhlenbeck , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been named a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics. Uhlenbeck is recognized "for her groundbreaking and profound contributions to modern geometric analysis; for establishing a career as one of the...
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Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters made a short film about Karen Uhlenbeck , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, in conjunction with the 2019 Abel Prize she received “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems,...
On May 21, His Majesty King Harald of Norway presented the Abel Prize to Karen Uhlenbeck at the award ceremony in Oslo “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory, and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her...
The Women and Mathematics Program (WAM) at the Institute for Advanced Study, which recently received the 2019 award for “ Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference ” from the American Mathematical Society, will welcome 51 women from 40 institutions around the world...
The American Mathematical Society has awarded the 2019 Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference to the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study for its "outstanding program of encouraging women to pursue advanced study and careers in mathematics."...
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"On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception. Some hours earlier she’d been awarded the Abel Prize —the first time a woman had won it—for her discovery...
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"When I started out as a student, it was clear that the way to become a mathematician was not to hang around with other women. So I made my way through my career and, at some point, I achieved a certain amount of fame and...
Karen Uhlenbeck gives remarks at the podium
"When I’m working on a problem I usually sit down and think through what I know, and make notes and try out a few estimates, do some inequalities. Maybe I go look up a reference. And then I probably get stuck and go on to...
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Writing for Nature, Davide Castelvecchi reports on the 2019 Abel Prize awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck , current Visitor and former Member and Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, writing: "Uhlenbeck has been a relentless advocate for women in mathematics, and founded the Women...
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Kenneth Chang of the New York Times reports on the 2019 Abel Prize awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck , current Visitor and former Member and Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, writing: "One of Dr. Uhlenbeck’s advances in essence described the complex shapes of...