Amie Wilkinson

Department of Mathematics and the College

Amie Wilkinson is a mathematician working in ergodic theory and smooth dynamical systems. She has recently published papers, jointly with K. Burns, that provided what has been described as a clean and applicable solution to a long-standing problem in stability of partially hyperbolic dynamical systems. She has also played a central role in recent major developments in related areas, including making some fundamental advances in understanding generic behavior of C1 diffeomorphisms.

Wilkinson received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995 and an AB from Harvard in 1989. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and has given American Mathematical Society invited addresses in Salt Lake City (2002) and Rio de Janeiro (2007). She was also an invited speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematics in Hyderabad, India. Wilkinson was the 2011 recipient of the American Mathematical Society Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics.

Wilkinson joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.