|Born||1968 (age 52–53)|
|Doctoral advisor||Charles C. Pugh|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
Amie Wilkinson (born 1968) is an American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Her research topics include smooth dynamical systems, ergodic theory, chaos theory and semisimple Lie groups. Wilkinson, in collaboration with Christian Bonatti and Sylvain Crovisier, partially resolved the twelfth problem on Stephen Smale's list of mathematical problems for the 21st Century.
Wilkinson was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in 2014. She was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2019 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. In 2020, she received the Levi L. Conant Prize of the AMS for her overview article on the modern theory of Lyapunov exponents and their applications to diverse areas of dynamical systems and mathematical physics.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1989 and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 under the direction of Charles C. Pugh. She is currently a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago. She is married to Benson Farb, who is also a professor in the same department.
Wilkinson's work focuses on the geometric and statistical properties of diffeomorphisms and flows with a particular emphasis on stable ergodicity and partial hyperbolicity. In a series of papers with Christian Bonatti and Sylvain Crovisier, Wilkinson studied centralizers of diffeomorphisms settling the C1 case of the twelfth problem on Stephen Smale's list of mathematical problems for the 21st Century.
In 2013 she became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, for "contributions to dynamical systems". In 2019 she was elected to the Academia Europaea. In 2020 she received the Levi L. Conant Prize of the AMS. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021.