Oxford Mathematician Ulrike Tillmann FRS has been appointed Director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and N.M. Rothschild & Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences is the UK's national research institute for mathematics. She will take up the post on 1 October 2021 while continuing to work part-time in the Mathematical Institute in Oxford to continue her research collaborations.
Ulrike's research interests lie in Algebraic Topology and its applications. Her work on the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and manifolds of higher dimensions has been inspired by problems in quantum physics and string theory. More recently her work has broadened into areas of data science and she co-leads the Oxford Centre for Topology and Data Science. She is a Fellow of Merton College.
Ulrike is well-known for her many contributions to the broader mathematical community, serving on a range of scientific boards including membership of the Council of the Royal Society. She will become President of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) in November 2021.