|Alma mater||ETH Zürich|
Katrin Wehrheim (born 1974) is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research centers around symplectic topology and gauge theory. She is known for her work on pseudoholomorphic quilts. With Dusa McDuff, she has challenged the foundational rigor of a classic proof in symplectic geometry.
After attending school in Hamburg and studying at the University of Hamburg until 1995 and Imperial College until 1996, she went to ETH Zürich for graduate studies. After almost dropping out to become an Olympic rower, Wehrheim completed her PhD in 2002, under the joint supervision of Dusa McDuff and Dietmar Salamon.
Awards and honors
Her PhD thesis in mathematics won the 2002 ETH medal. In 2010 she received the Presidential Career Award PECASE from Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. In 2012 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
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