Emmy Murphy is an American mathematician who works in the area of symplectic topology.
Education and career
Murphy graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007, the first in her family to earn a college degree. She completed her doctorate at Stanford University in 2012; her dissertation, Loose Legendrian Embeddings in High Dimensional Contact Manifolds, was supervised by Yakov Eliashberg.
She was a C. L. E. Moore instructor and assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving in 2016 to Northwestern University, where she is an assistant professor of mathematics.
Murphy won a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2015, and in the same year was awarded a prize by the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium for her work on contact geometry. In 2017 she won the Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She was an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, speaking in the section on geometry.
- Curriculum vitae (PDF), Northwestern University, September 9, 2017, retrieved 2018-02-24
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- Emmy Murphy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Faculty, Northwestern University Department of Mathematics, retrieved 2018-02-24
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- "Speakers", ICM 2018, retrieved 2018-02-24