Erica Klarreich

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Erica Gail Klarreich is an American mathematician, journalist and science popularizer.

As a mathematician, Klarreich is known for her theorem in geometric topology that states that the boundary of the curve complex is homeomorphic to the space of ending laminations.[1][2][3]

As a science writer, her work appears in publications such as Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, and Quanta Magazine.[4][5]

Klarreich's father was a professor of mathematics, and her mother was a mathematics teacher.[6]

Klarreich obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics under the guidance of Yair Nathan Minsky at Stony Brook University in 1997.[7]

Selected publications[edit]


  • "The boundary at infinity of the curve complex and the relative Teichmüller space"
  • "Semiconjugacies between Kleinian group actions on the Riemann sphere"

Popular science:


  1. ^ Athanase Papadopoulos (2012). Handbook of Teichmüller Theory. European Mathematical Society. p. 339. ISBN 978-3-03719-103-3.
  2. ^ "The Boundary of the Arc Complex". GATSBY - Geometry and Topology Seminar at Brown and Yale. 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ Alexander Wickens, "A topological proof of Klarreich's theorem"
  4. ^ "Erica Klarreich". Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Erica Klarreich". Quanta Magazine. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. ^ Riemann, Shecky (April 12, 2015). "Erica Klarreich... Journalist/Mathematician/Ray Smullyan Fan". MathTango (blog).
  7. ^ "Erica Klarreich". The Mathematics Genealogy Project. North Dakota State University. Retrieved 4 December 2015.

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