The exhibition was shown on March 8th at the Department of Mathematics, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
The Department of Mathematics will host a talk with Professor Ulrike Tillman of Oxford University on the Evening of Wednesday 8 March, there will be an reception to follow. The exhibition will in situ during this time.
Surfaces and Strings
Surfaces and their higher dimensional analogues are fundamental objects in geometry and topology. We will explore how ideas from quantum field theory and string theory have inspired mathematicians to have a fresh look.
About Professor Tillman:
Professor 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.
Professor Tillmann 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 been awarded national and international prizes for her work, and she is an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society. She is married and has three daughters.
The exhibition will be available to those King's staff and students attending the University's International Women's
Finally, the exhibition will form part of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences 'Women in Science Week' celebrations