|A.K.A.||Laura Grace DeMarco, Laura G. DeMarco|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||15 November 1974, Japan|
Laura Grace DeMarco is a professor of mathematics at Northwestern University whose research concerns dynamical systems and complex analysis. She is an organiser of GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) undergraduate conference, and has supervised many undergraduate research projects.
DeMarco received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2002 under the supervision of Curtis T. McMullen. She held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship and was an L. E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago from September 2002 to August 2005. She was also an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, was later tenured and promoted to professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and finally moved to Northwestern University in 2014.
Awards and honors
In 2013, DeMarco became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in the inaugural class of fellows. She organized the Complex Dynamics (and Arithmetic Geometry) Conference at University of Illinois at Chicago on June 5-7, 2013, which was supported by the National Science Foundation. On June 11, 2013, an article appeared on the Scientific American entitled Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Laura DeMarco and Amie Wilkinson. In 2017, she received the AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics in Mathematics for her contributions to complex dynamics, potential theory, and the emerging field of arithmetic dynamics. She is an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, speaking in the section on Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations. In 2020, DeMarco was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.