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] From 2013 to 2020 she chaired the European Mathematical Society/European Women in Mathematics scientific panel of women mathematicians.[7][8]


In 2009, Druțu was awarded the Whitehead Prize by the London Mathematical Society for her work in geometric group theory.[9]

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


Selected contributions[edit]

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

Published book[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Cornelia Druțu. "Cornelia Druţu's Homepage".
  2. ^ a b Exeter College, Oxford. "Professor Cornelia Druțu".
  3. ^ "the National College Emil Racoviță".
  4. ^ Cornelia Druțu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Cornelia Druțu. "Habilitation Cornelia Druțu".
  6. ^ a b "Simons Visiting Fellowships".
  7. ^ "EMS/EWM Scientific Panel". Women and Mathematics. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  8. ^ Caroline, Series (October 2013). "European Level Organisations for Women Mathematicians" (PDF). European Women in Mathematics.
  9. ^ London Mathematical Society. "Prize Winners 2009". Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-31.

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