Kathrin Bringmann

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Kathrin Bringmann
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Karl Mahlburg (left) and Kathrin Bringmann (2009)
Born (1977-05-08) 8 May 1977 (age 36)
Muenster, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Cologne
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Winfried Kohnen (de)
Notable awards SASTRA Ramanujan Prize (2009)

Kathrin Bringmann (born 8 May 1977) is a German number theorist in the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of Minnesota, USA who has made fundamental contributions to the theory of mock theta functions. She has been awarded the Alfried Krupp-Förderpreis for Young Professors, a one-million-Euro prize instituted by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. She is the third mathematician to win this prize.[1] She has also been awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2009 for her contributions to "areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan."[2][3]

Kathrin Bringmann was born on 8 May 1977, in Muenster, Germany. She passed the State Examinations in Mathematics and Theology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 2002, and obtained a Diploma in Mathematics at Würzburg in 2003. She received PhD in 2004 from University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Winfried Kohnen (de). During 2004–07, she was Edward Burr Van Vleck Assistant Professor with the University of Wisconsin where she began her collaboration with Ken Ono. After briefly serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, she joined the University of Cologne, Germany, as Professor.

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