Karen Yeats

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Karen Amanda Yeats (born 1980)[1] is a Canadian mathematician and mathematical physicist whose research connects combinatorics to quantum field theory. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Combinatorics in Quantum Field Theory at the University of Waterloo.[2]

Yeats is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. As an undergraduate at the University of Waterloo, she won an honourable mention for the 2003 Morgan Prize for her research in number theory, the theory of Lie groups, and non-standard models of arithmetic. She graduated in 2003, and went to Boston University for graduate school,[3] where she completed her Ph.D. in 2008. Her dissertation, Growth Estimates for Dyson-Schwinger Equations, was supervised by Dirk Kreimer.[4] In 2016 she was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship to visit Kreimer at the Humboldt University of Berlin.[5]

Yeats is the author of the books Rearranging Dyson–Schwinger Equations (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, 2011)[6] and A Combinatorial Perspective on Quantum Field Theory (Springer, 2017).[7]


  1. ^ Birth year from catalogue data for Rearranging Dyson-Schwinger Equations
  2. ^ Karen A. Yeats, Canada Research Chairs, retrieved 2018-02-28
  3. ^ "2003 Morgan Prize" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 51 (4): 438–439, April 2004
  4. ^ Karen Yeats at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Karen Yeats receives a 2016 Humboldt Research Fellowship, University of Waterloo, September 10, 2016, retrieved 2018-03-02
  6. ^ Shojaei-Fard, Ali (2012), "Review of Rearranging Dyson-Schwinger Equations", Mathematical Reviews, MR 2791969
  7. ^ MR3559899

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