Prof. Ulrike Tillmann

Prof. Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and Fellow of the Royal Society

Ulrike Tillmann was born into a teachers’ family, and attended local schools in the rural areas of Westphalia, Germany. After school she went to the USA for her studies: Brandeis University (BA 1985) and Stanford University (PhD 1990). From there she came back to Europe to take up a post-doctoral position in Cambridge. Since 1992 she has been working at Oxford University. Ulrike is a mathematician who uses algebra to study the global properties of geometric objects. Much of her work has been motivated by quantum physics and string theory. She has received national and international prizes for her work. She is an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society. She is married and has three daughters.