Holly Krieger

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Holly Krieger is a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Cambridge, where she is also the Corfield Fellow at Murray Edwards College. Her current research interests are in arithmetic and algebraic aspects of families of complex dynamical systems. She is well known for her popular mathematics Numberphile YouTube videos.[1] Her favorite theorem is the Brouwer fixed-point theorem.[2]


Originally from Chicago, she holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her Ph.D. in 2013; her dissertation, Primitive prime divisors in polynomial dynamics, was jointly supervised by Laura DeMarco and Ramin Takloo-Bighash.[3] In 2016, Krieger was hired as a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.[4]


  1. ^ "Holly Krieger". The John Adams Institute. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  2. ^ Lamb, Evelyn. "Holly Krieger's Favorite Theorem". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  3. ^ Holly Krieger at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "Dr Holly Krieger". Murray Edwards College – University of Cambridge. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2019-04-05.