Amie Wilkinson

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Amie Wilkinson (born 1968) is a mathematician working in ergodic theory and smooth dynamical systems. She received a Ph.D from Berkeley under the direction of Charles C. Pugh. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Wilkinson's work focuses on the geometric and statistical properties of diffeomorphisms and flows with a particular emphasis on stable ergodicity and partial hyperbolicity. In a series of papers with Christian Bonatti and Sylvain Crovisier, Wilkinson studied centralizers of diffeomorphisms [1][2] settling the C^1 case of problem # 12 on Stephen Smale's list mathematical problems for the 21st Century.[3]


Wilkinson was the recipient of the 2011 Satter Prize in Mathematics,[4] in part for her work with Keith Burns on stable ergodicity of partially hyperbolic systems [5]

She gave an invited talk on the topic of "Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations" in the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, Hyderabad.[6]

In 2013 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, for "contributions to dynamical systems".[7]


  1. ^ Bonatti, Christian; Crovisier, Sylvain; Wilkinson, Amie (2008). "C^1 -generic conservative diffeomorphisms have trivial centralizers". Journal of Modern Dynamics 2: 359–373. 
  2. ^ Bonatti, Christian; Crovisier, Sylvain; Wilkinson, Amie (2009). "The C 1 -generic diffeomorphism has trivial centralizer". Publications Mathématiques de L'IHÉS 109: 185–244. 
  3. ^ Smale, Steve (1998). "Mathematical Problems for the Next Century". Mathematical Intelligencer 20 (2): 7–15. doi:10.1007/bf03025291. CiteSeerX: 
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  5. ^ Burns, Keith; Wilkinson, Amie (2010). "On the ergodicity of partially hyperbolic systems". Annals of Math. 171 (1): 451–489. 
  6. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians. 
  7. ^ 2014 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-11-04.

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