Biographical Note of Professor Dusa MCDUFF

Professor Dusa McDuff, born in 1945, is the Helen Lyttle Kimmel ’41 Professor of Mathematics at Barnard College, Columbia University. After completing an Undergraduate degree in Edinburgh, she received her PhD in 1971 from the University of Cambridge. After studying in Moscow and Cambridge, she served as a faculty member first at the Universities of York and Warwick in the UK, and then, from 1978 to 2007, at Stony Brook University, USA.

Dusa McDuff has been awarded numerous honors including the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize of the American Mathematical Society in 1991, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh, York, St. Andrews, Strasbourg and the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of the Sorbonne, Paris.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.