Matilde Marcolli

Professor of Mathematics
Laurea, University Degli Studi, 1993; M.Sc., University of Chicago, 1994; Ph.D., 1997. Caltech, 2008-

Matilde's work spans several areas of research at the interface be-tween mathematics and theoretical physics, with a recent growing interest in the interaction between these two subjects and information theory. On the mathematical side, her work began in low dimensional topology, and later branched out to include non-commutative geometry, and algebraic and arithmetic geometry. On the physics side, her work focused mostly on quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, geometric models for cosmology and particle physics, and quantum Hall systems. Her more recent work in connections with information theory and computer science involves the application of methods from geometry and statistical physics to coding theory and to mathematical and computational linguistics, as well as geometric aspects of quantum information.

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Selected Awards: 
2013 - Distinguished Visiting Research Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
2002 - Sofja Kovalevskaya Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the ZIP Program of the German Government
2001 - Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Professional Societies: 
American Mathematical Society
Association for Computational Linguistics
Selected Publications 
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