Current Visiting Professor

Karen Uhlenbeck

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Geometric analysis
Home Institution
The University of Texas at Austin

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, whose affiliation with the Institute for Advanced Study spans four decades, became the first woman to receive the Abel Prize, cited “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.” Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, Uhlenbeck is a founder of the Institute’s Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI), a summer program that brings together mathematicians and math teachers to study and exchange ideas, providing immersive educational and professional development opportunities. Uhlenbeck also cofounded the IAS Women and Mathematics program (WAM) with fellow IAS Member Chuu-Lian Terng in 1993 to address gender imbalance and success rates among women in the mathematics field. 

Dates at IAS
Visiting Professor
  • Mathematics
5/2019current
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/20185/2019
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/20147/2018
Visiting Professor
  • Mathematics
1/20126/2012 Spring
Visiting Professor
  • Mathematics
9/19975/1998
Member
  • Mathematics
9/199512/1995 Fall
Member
  • Mathematics
10/19795/1980
Degrees
Brandeis University Ph.D., 1968
Honors
Abel Prize, Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters 2019