Congratulations to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck

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By: Sir Philip Campbell, Sun Mar 3 2019
Phil Campbell

Author: Sir Philip Campbell

Editor-in-Chief, Springer Nature

It’s a great pleasure for us at Springer Nature to congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for the award of this year’s Abel Prize.

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Image credit: Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study

We celebrate her outstanding achievements as an intellectually influential mathematician and also as someone who has helped show the way for women in her male-dominated discipline. She is the first woman to receive the Abel prize since its creation in 2003. See this account in Nature

We are delighted partly because we have been privileged to have had Professor Uhlenbeck serve on the Editorial Board of our flagship monographs Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete/A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics.

Another strong resonance for us arises with respect to diversity. Last year, Springer Nature introduced two annual awards for personal and systemic achievement by and for women in science and innovation. The inaugural awards, sponsored by the Estée Lauder Companies, were won by astrophysicist Mirjana Pović and by the Association of Hungarian Women in Science. As a leading research publisher, we have also committed to enhancing the diversity of our editorial boards.

So, as champions of foundational mathematics and of diverse research communities, we in Springer Nature wholeheartedly congratulate Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck for her outstanding achievements.

Phil Campbell

Author: Sir Philip Campbell

Editor-in-Chief, Springer Nature

Sir Philip Campbell is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature. From 1995-2018 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Nature.

He has a BSc in aeronautical engineering from the University of Bristol, an MSc in astrophysics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a PhD in upper atmospheric physics from the University of Leicester. Following postdoctoral research, he worked at Nature from 1979 to 1988, as Physical Sciences Editor. He was the founding editor of Physics World, published by the UK’s Institute of Physics, from 1988 until his return to Nature as its Editor-in-Chief in 1995.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and has been awarded honorary degrees by the University of Leicester and University of Bristol.

His publications include scientific papers, and numerous articles in Physics World and Nature. He has written many articles for general publications such as national newspapers, New Scientist and The Economist. For 10 years he was a trustee of Cancer Research UK, and in 2012 became a founding trustee of the research funding charity MQ: transforming mental health. He was knighted for services to science and elected Chair of the MQ board of trustees in 2015.

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