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Amie Wilkinson

Professor of Mathematics
University of Chicago
Photos: Elisabeth Ross

Contact Information

  • Office: Eckhart 412B
    E-mail: wilkinso (followed by @math.uchicago.edu)
    Phone: (773) 702-7337 (Office)
    Fax: (773) 702-9787


Inspired by a workshop at the Kavli Center run by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, I have worked to bring my own research to a broader audience. I have also learned that my story of becoming a mathematician resonates with others interested in mathematics and research and general. Here are some links to my public outreach activities.

Note about lecture series, invited lectures and public talks: To focus more on research and advising, I am for the time being (as of June, 2019) declining all new invitations to give lecture series, invited lectures and public lectures. If you are interested, there are many, many excellent speakers I am happy to recommend for these talks. I will revise this statement if this policy changes. Thank you!

Audio and Video

  • Short interview accompanying June, 2019 article in Quanta :

  • Public lecture on "Illumination and the work of Maryam Mirzakhani." 2018 Fields Medal Symposium, the Fields Institute:

  • My favorite theorem podcast, with Kevin Knudson and Evelyn Lamb. July, 2017. Here is Evelyn Lamb's discussion of the math behind the podcast.
  • Dr. Simon Marais public lecture on "The mathematics of deja vu." University of Sydney. April 27, 2017.
  • Pi Day Interview with Kevin Tibbles NBC Nightly News. March 14, 2015.

    Interviews in Print

  • Interview in Quanta Magazine (June, 2019).
  • Interview in Fields Notes (Summer-Fall 2018 Issue).
  • Interview by Catherine Merow in Math Horizons. February, 2016.
  • Interview with me and Laura de Marco on Evelyn Lamb's Scientific American blog. June 11, 2013.

    My Writing

  • New York Times article I wrote on the loss of two great mathematicians in one month, Marina Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani. August 7, 2017.
  • Commencement speech given at the Berkeley Math Department graduation. May 20, 2014.

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