Almut Burchard appointed Fields Institute Fellow 2021

June 24, 2021 by Feilds Institue

Each year, new Fields Institute Fellows are appointed as recognition for those who have made significant contributions to the activities at the Fields Institute and within the Canadian mathematical community.

TORONTO, ON – June 24, 2021: Created in 2002 to mark the Institute's 10th Anniversary, the designation of Fields Institute Fellow is awarded annually to a select group of people in recognition of their outstanding contributions. Visit the Fields Institute Fellows page to learn more about the distinction and previous inductees.

We congratulate the 2021 inductees:

Almut Burchard, University of Toronto

Almut Burchard is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, with an extensive body of research in several different areas. These include geometric problems in functional analysis, PDE and probability; symmetrization, sharp inequalities, non-local functionals; and network calculus. With a PhD from Georgia Tech, Professor Burchard  taught at Princeton University and the University of Virginia  before coming to Toronto in 2005. 

Prof. Burchard has been an energetic supporter of the Fields Institute, most recently in enabling the Thematic Program in Mathematical Hydrodynamics to move online in the fall of 2020. Her participation as a mentor in the Fields Undergraduate Research Program has been appreciated by many generations of student participants.

Read more in the Feilds Institue News.