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Prof. Dr.

Ursula Hamenstädt

Year of election: 2012
Section: Mathematics
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
CV Ursula Hamenstädt - Deutsch (pdf)


Ursula Hamenstädt achieved important contributions in geometry which were mainly carried out at the Mathematisches Institut der Universität Bonn. She worked on geometric dynamical systems, geometric diffusions, geometric analysis and geometric topology. Her work on geometric group theory mainly focusses on the geometry of the mapping class group of a surface and the outer automorphism group of the free group. She developed a new geometric model for the mapping class group of a surface and used this model for deep structural insights. She also obtained a new approach for the understanding of dynamical properties of the moduli space of abelian and quadratic differentials of surfaces that could be used to solve some important open problems in this area.


  • seit 1992 Professorin (C4) an der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 1990-1991 Professorin (C3) an der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 1988-1990 Assistenzprofessorin am California Institute for Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • 1986-1988 Miller Fellow for Basic Research in Science an der University of California, Berkley, USA
  • 1986 Promotion an der Universität Bonn
  • Studium der Mathematik an der Technischen Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld, der Universität Zürich (Schweiz), der Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris (Frankreich) und der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn



  • seit 2006 Beteiligt am DFG-Exzellenzcluster EXC 59 „Mathematik: Grundlagen, Modelle, Anwendungen“
  • 2003-2011 DFG-Projekt “The geometry of moduli space and the mapping class group”, Teilprojekt zu SPP 1154 „Globale Differentialgeometrie“
  • 2002-2008 DFG-Projekt “Investigation of geometric, analytic and dynamical invariants of degenerating families of negatively curved Riemannian manifolds”, Teilprojekt zu SFB 611 „Singuläre Phänomene und Skalierung in mathematischen Modellen“
  • 2002-2004 DFG-Projekt „Skalenbildung singuläres Verhalten von Diffusionsprozessen“, Teilprojekt zu SFB 611 „Singuläre Phänomene und Skalierung in mathematischen Modellen“
  • 1987-2001 DFG-Projekt „Geometrische Differentialgleichungen und Analysis auf Mannigfaltigkeiten“, Teilprojekt zu SFB 256 „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen“

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • seit 2012 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2012 Advanced Grant des European Research Council
  • Mitglied der American Mathematical Society (AMS)




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