Ulrike Tillmann

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Ulrike Tillmann
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Born Ulrike Luise Tillmann
(1962-12-12) 12 December 1962 (age 55)
Rhede, Germany
Alma mater Brandeis University
Stanford University
Bonn University
Awards Whitehead Prize (2004)
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Ralph Cohen
Website people.maths.ox.ac.uk/~tillmann/

Ulrike Luise Tillmann FRS (born 12 December 1962) is a mathematician specializing in algebraic topology, who has made important contributions to the study of the moduli space of algebraic curves. She is titular Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford.[1][2]


She received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1985 and M.A. from Stanford University in 1987. She read for a PhD under the supervision of Ralph Cohen at the Stanford University and was awarded her degree in 1990.[1][3] She was awarded Habilitation in 1996 from Bonn University.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2004 she was awarded the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society.[4]

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008[5] and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Tillmann's parents are Ewald and Marie-Luise Tillmann. In 1995 she married Jonathan Morris with whom she has had three daughters.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ulrike Tillmann (2008), Curriculum Vitae (PDF), retrieved 2008-12-16 .
  2. ^ a b c "Who's Who 2009: New Names" (PDF). The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Ulrike Tillmann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ The London Mathematical Society (2004), Annual Report 2004 (PDF) .
  5. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Society" (PDF). The Royal Society. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society". American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 2 May 2013.