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Personal Profile of Prof. Ruth Charney

Prof. Ruth Charney
Professor
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://people.brandeis.edu/~charney/
Biography

Ruth Charney is Professor of Mathematics at Brandeis University. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 1977 and held a postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley, followed by an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship and assistant professor position at Yale. She spent 18 years as a member of the Ohio State University Mathematics Department before returning to Brandeis University, her undergraduate alma mater, in 2003. In addition, she has held visiting positions at the IAS in Princeton, the IHES in Paris, the Oxford University Mathematical Institute, and the ETH in Zurich.

Ruth is interested in the interplay between topology and algebra. Her research spans several areas of mathematics, including K-theory, algebraic topology, and her current area of interest, geometric group theory. She was recently named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Ruth is involved in a variety of professional activities. She has served as a Vice President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and is currently on the AMS Board of Trustees. She has also served as a member of the U.S. National Committee for Mathematics, and as an editor of the journal Algebraic and Geometric Topology.

Many of her professional activities are aimed at encouraging and mentoring women in mathematics. She is currently President of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

For additional information see: http://people.brandeis.edu/~charney

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Mar 05, 2011 Feb 28, 2015
Committee on Public Understanding Oct 10, 2007 Feb 28, 2015
Committee on Women in Mathematics Sep 01, 2007 Feb 28, 2015

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Mar 03, 2007 Mar 01, 2011
  1. Workshop Introduction to Geometric Group Theory

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    Aug 27, 2007
    Monday
    10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
      Coxeter and Artin groups
    Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
    Aug 29, 2007
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
      Coxeter and Artin groups
    Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
    Aug 30, 2007
    Thursday
    01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
      Coxeter and Artin groups
    Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)