Izabella Łaba (born 1966) is a Polish-Canadian mathematician, a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Her main research specialties are harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, and additive combinatorics.
Łaba earned a master's degree in 1986 from the University of Wrocław. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1994, under the supervision of Israel Michael Sigal, after which she held assistant professorships at the University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton University before moving to UBC in 2000.
She is one of three founding editors of the Online Journal of Analytic Combinatorics.
Łaba's thesis research proved the asymptotic completeness of many n-body systems in the presence of a constant magnetic field. While at UCLA, with Nets Katz and Terence Tao, she made important contributions to the theory of Kakeya sets, including the best known lower bound on these sets in three-dimensional Euclidean spaces. Her more recent work concerns harmonic analysis, periodic tilings, and Falconer's conjecture on sets of distances of points.
Awards and honours
Łaba was the 2004 winner of the Coxeter–James Prize, an annual prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society for outstanding young mathematicians. In 2008, the CMS honoured her again with their Krieger–Nelson Prize, given to an outstanding woman in mathematics.
- Birth date from Wolff, Thomas H. (2003), Łaba, Izabella; Shubin, Carol, eds., Lectures on harmonic analysis, University Lecture Series, 29, Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, ISBN 0-8218-3449-5, MR 2003254, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, p. iv.
- CMS 2004 Coxeter-James Prize: Dr. Izabella Łaba (University of British Columbia), Canadian Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-28.
- Izabella Laba at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Editorial board, Online Journal of Analytic Combinatorics, retrieved 2013-01-28.
- CMS 2008 Krieger-Nelson Prize: Dr. Izabella Łaba (University of British Columbia), retrieved 2013-01-28.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.