Lauren Williams Aisenstadt Chair Lecture Series


Lauren Kiyomi Williams is an American mathematician known for her work on cluster algebras, tropical geometry, algebraic combinatorics, amplituhedra, and the positive Grassmannian, and more recently Macdonald polynomials. She is Dwight Parker Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University.

She received her PhD in 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Stanley. Her dissertation was titled Combinatorial Aspects of Total Positivity.


  • 2012: she became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society
  • 2016: winner of the Association for Women in Mathematics and Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory


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