Karin Erdmann

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Karin Erdmann at Oberwolfach in 2009

Karin Erdmann (born 1948) is a German mathematician specializing in the areas of algebra known as representation theory (especially modular representation theory) and homological algebra (especially Hochschild cohomology). She is notable for her work in modular representation theory which has been cited over 500 times according to the Mathematical Reviews. Her nephew Martin Erdmann is professor for experimental particle physics at the RWTH Aachen University.

She attended the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on "2-Hauptblöcke von Gruppen mit Dieder-Gruppen als 2-Sylow-Gruppen" (Principal 2-blocks of groups with dihedral Sylow 2-subgroups) in 1976 under the direction of Gerhard O. Michler. She has contributed to the understanding of the representation theory of the symmetric group.

She is a university lecturer at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford where she has had 21 doctoral students and 29 descendants. She has published over 75 papers and her work has been cited over 500 times.

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