Laura DeMarco is Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. She earned her PhD in 2002 from Harvard, and her undergraduate degree is in mathematics and physics from the University of Virginia. DeMarco was awarded the Satter Prize from the American Mathematical Society in 2017; and she held a Simons Fellowship during the academic year 2015-2016. Prior to her arrival at Harvard in 2020, she was the Henry S. Noyes Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. Before that, she held positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the University of Chicago. DeMarco received the NSF Career Award and a Sloan Fellowship in 2008. She became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in the inaugural class of 2012.

Research Interests

Laura DeMarco's research is focused on the dynamics of polynomial and rational mappings on algebraic varieties, especially in dimension one, with the primary goal of understanding notions of stability and bifurcation. Her recent work explores connections between dynamical systems and arithmetic geometry.

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Section 11: Mathematics