Julia Wolf is a British mathematician specialising in arithmetic combinatorics who was the 2016 winner of the Anne Bennett Prize of the London Mathematical Society. She is currently university lecturer in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge.
Education and career
She read mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge, earning a bachelor's degree there in 2002 and completing the Mathematical Tripos in 2003. She remained at Cambridge for graduate study, and completed her PhD there in 2008. Her dissertation, Arithmetic Structure in Sets of Integers, was supervised by Timothy Gowers. She was also mentored in her doctoral studies by Ben Green, whom she met when he was a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge from 2001 to 2005.
Since earning her doctorate she has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California, Triennial assistant professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Hadamard associate professor at the École Polytechnique in Paris (earning a habilitation at the University of Paris-Sud in 2012), and Heilbronn reader in combinatorics and number theory at the University of Bristol. She returned to Cambridge as university lecturer in 2018, and will become a Fellow of Clare College.
In 2016 the London Mathematical Society gave Wolf their Anne Bennett Prize "in recognition of her outstanding contributions to additive number theory, combinatorics and harmonic analysis and to the mathematical community." The award citation particularly cited her work with Gowers on counting solutions to systems of linear equations over abelian groups, and her work on quadratic analogues of the Goldreich–Levin theorem.
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