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Ulrike Tillmann

Ulrike Tillmann

Professor Ulrike Tillmann FRS


Elected: 2008


Ulrike Tillmann is a mathematician who has worked in algebraic topology, K-theory, and non-commutative geometry. Her work on the moduli spaces of surfaces and manifolds of higher dimensions has been motivated by problems in quantum physics and string theory. More recently her work has also been motivated by the challenges in data science.

Ulrike was awarded the Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) in 2004, a Bessel-Humboldt Forschungs Preis in 2008, and was elected a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy, in 2017. She is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, Professorial Fellow of Merton College, and a scientific board member of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. She served as a Member of Council for the LMS from 2008–2014. Currently she chairs the Programme Committee of the Alan Turing Institute.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Applied mathematics and theoretical physics, Pure mathematics


Topological and conformal field theory, geometric topology, moduli spaces, topological data analysis

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