"On behalf of the American Mathematical Society, it is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Karen Uhlenbeck, recipient of the 2019 Abel Prize. Professor Uhlenbeck has made legendary advances in several fields of mathematics. Her early groundbreaking work on harmonic maps gave rise to a new field, geometric analysis. Her analysis via gauge theory of solutions of Yang-Mills equations, had and will continue to have a profound influence on all future work in this field. She transformed the fields of geometry and analysis, crossing boundaries and making deep discoveries at the interfaces." AMS President Jill Pipher
Jill Pipher, President of the American Mathematical Society. Photo: Nick Dentamaro/Brown University.
Jill Pipher is Vice President for Research at Brown University and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics. She was the founding Director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), a National Science Foundation mathematics institute, from 2010 to 2016.