Laura DeMarco

Laura Grace DeMarco is a professor of mathematics at Harvard University, whose research concerns dynamical systems and complex analysis.[1]

Laura DeMarco
Alma materHarvard University
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University
Northwestern University
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Chicago
ThesisHolomorphic Families of Rational Maps: Dynamics, Geometry, and Potential Theory (2002)
Doctoral advisorCurtis McMullen


DeMarco received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2002 under the supervision of Curtis T. McMullen.[2] 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, and then she moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago[3], where she was tenured and promoted to professor. She moved to Northwestern University in 2014,[4] and was promoted to Henry S. Noyes Professor of Mathematics in 2019, before she moved to Harvard University in 2020.[5]

DeMarco is an organizer of GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) undergraduate conference.[6]

Awards and honorsEdit

In 2013, DeMarco became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in the inaugural class of fellows.[7] 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.[8] In 2020, DeMarco was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[9]

She was an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, speaking in the section on Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations.[10][11]

Her work with Holly Krieger and Hexi Ye, "Uniform Manin–Mumford for a family of genus 2 curves", published in the Annals of Mathematics, won the 2020 Alexanderson Award of the American Institute of Mathematics.[12]

Further readingEdit

  • Hartnett, Kevin (3 January 2017), "3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems", Quanta Magazine


  1. ^ Laura DeMarco Home Page at Harvard
  2. ^ Laura DeMarco at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Laura DeMarco". Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  4. ^ "2017 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize" (PDF). Notices of the AMS. 64: 316.
  5. ^ "Math Department announces three new faculty members". Harvard Gazette. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  6. ^ "Graduate Research Opportunities for Women 2020 | Department of Mathematics | The University of Chicago". Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  7. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
  8. ^ Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize 2017
  9. ^ "NAS Election 2020".
  10. ^ "Speakers", ICM 2018, archived from the original on 2017-12-15, retrieved 2018-02-24
  11. ^ Video on YouTube
  12. ^ Alexanderson Award 2020, American Institute of Mathematics, retrieved November 17, 2020