facultymathematics Dusa McDuff, the Helen Lyttle Kimmel ’42 Professor of Mathematics, has been named an honorary fellow at King’s College of the University of Cambridge. The King’s College Honorary Fellowships recognize those of high distinction in their chosen fields, with no more than 25 honorary fellows at any one time. By becoming an honorary fellow, McDuff joins a list of esteemed experts from a range of subjects, including law, politics, linguistics, physics, biology, and economics.
A member of Barnard’s faculty since 2007, Prof. McDuff is one of the most renowned mathematicians in the field of symplectic geometry and topology. She has received numerous awards and honors and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of York, and the University of Strasbourg. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and an honorary fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.