Cornelia Druțu

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Cornelia Druţu
Alma materUniversité Paris-Sud XI
University of Iași
AwardsWhitehead Prize (2009)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
University of Lille 1
Doctoral advisorPierre Pansu

Cornelia Druțu is a Romanian mathematician notable for her contributions in the area of geometric group theory.[1] She is Professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford[1] and Fellow [2] of Exeter College, Oxford.

Education and career[edit]

Druțu was born in Iaşi, Romania. She attended the Emil Racoviță High School (now the National College Emil Racoviță[3]) in Iași. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Iași, where besides attending the core courses she received extra curricular teaching in geometry and topology from Professor Liliana Răileanu.[2]

Druțu earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Paris-Sud, with a thesis entitled Réseaux non uniformes des groupes de Lie semi-simple de rang supérieur et invariants de quasiisométrie, written under the supervision of Pierre Pansu.[4] She then joined the University of Lille 1 as Maître de conférences (MCF). In 2004 she earned her Habilitation degree from the University of Lille 1.[5]

In 2009 she became Professor of mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.[1]

She held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California. She visited the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge as holder of a Simons Fellowship.[6]

She is currently chair of the joint scientific committee of the European Mathematical Society and European Women in Mathematics.[7]


In 2009, Druțu was awarded the Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society for her work in geometric group theory.[8]

In 2017, Druțu was awarded a Simons Visiting Fellowship.[6]


Selected contributions[edit]

Selected publications (in the order corresponding to the results above)[edit]

  • Druţu, Cornelia (2009). "Relatively hyperbolic groups: geometry and quasi-isometric invariance". Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici. 84: 503–546. arXiv:math/0605211. doi:10.4171/CMH/171. MR 2507252..
  • Behrstock, Jason; Druţu, Cornelia; Mosher, Lee (2009). "Thick metric spaces, relative hyperbolicity, and quasi-isometric rigidity". Mathematische Annalen. 344 (3): 543–595. arXiv:math/0512592. doi:10.1007/s00208-008-0317-1. MR 2501302.
  • Druţu, Cornelia (1997). "Nondistorsion des horosphères dans des immeubles euclidiens et dans des espaces symétriques". Geometric and Functional Analysis. 7 (4): 712–754. doi:10.1007/s000390050024. MR 1465600.
  • Druţu, Cornelia (2004). "Filling in solvable groups and in lattices in semisimple groups". Topology. 43 (5): 983–1033. arXiv:math/0110107. doi:10.1016/ MR 2079992.
  • Druţu, Cornelia; Sapir, Mark (2005). With an appendix by Denis Osin and Mark Sapir. "Tree-graded spaces and asymptotic cones of groups". Topology. 44 (5): 959–1058. arXiv:math/0405030. doi:10.1016/ MR 2153979.
  • Chatterji, Indira; Druţu, Cornelia; Haglund, Frédéric (2010). "Kazhdan and Haagerup properties from the median viewpoint". Advances in Mathematics. 225 (2): 882–921. CiteSeerX doi:10.1016/j.aim.2010.03.012. MR 2671183.

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