Catharina Stroppel is Plenary Speaker at ICM 2022

Bonn, 01.06.2021. Catharina Stroppel will be one of the Plenary Speakers at the next International Congress of Mathematics (ICM), which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 6 to 14 July, 2022. The ICM is the most influential conference in pure and applied mathematics. Many prestigious awards as the Fields Medals are awarded during the congress's opening ceremony. An invitation to give a plenary lecture to the thousands of ICM participants is considered a special distinction in the mathematical community.

Catharina Stroppel is a Professor in Pure Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute and a member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics. Her interests include different aspects of Lie theory and representation theory, often combining geometric, algebraic and combinatorial aspects. She was a pioneer of the concept of categorification and is in particular known for the development of a Lie theoretic version of Khovanov homology. She is a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina and was an invited ICM speaker in 2010 and winner of the Whitehead Prize.