Mary Lou Zeeman

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Mary Lou Zeeman is a British mathematician at Bowdoin College in the US, where she is chair of the mathematics department and R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics.[1][2] She specializes in dynamical systems and their application to mathematical biology; she helped found the SIAM Activity Group on the Mathematics of Planet Earth, and co-directs the Mathematics and Climate Research Network.[3]

Zeeman is the daughter of British mathematician Christopher Zeeman.[4] She was educated at the University of Oxford,[2] and earned her PhD in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Morris Hirsch.[5] Before moving to Bowdoin in 2006, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio.[2][6]


  1. ^ Mathematics Faculty and Staff, Bowdoin College, retrieved 2017-08-14 
  2. ^ a b c Six Professors Named to Chaired Professorships, Bowdoin College, July 30, 2007, retrieved 2017-08-14 
  3. ^ "Mathematicians tackle global issues", Press release, Mathematics of Planet Earth, December 7, 2012 
  4. ^ Stewart, Ian (February 24, 2016), "Sir Christopher Zeeman obituary", The Guardian 
  5. ^ Mary Lou Zeeman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ PIMS Distinguished Speaker: Mary Lou Zeeman, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, October 24, 2013, retrieved 2017-08-14 

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