Matilde Marcolli

Professor of Mathematics

Mail Code: MC 253-37
Office: 411 Downs-Lauritsen Laboratory (HEP)
Phone: 626-395-4326
Laurea, University Degli Studi, 1993; M.Sc., University of Chicago, 1994; Ph.D., 1997. Caltech, 2008-
Research Areas: Mathematics

Research Interests

My work spanned several areas of research at the interface between mathematics and theoretical physics, with a recent growing interest in the interaction between these two subjects and information theory. On the mathematical side, my work began in low dimensional topology (Seiberg-Witten gauge theory), and later branched out to include noncommutative geometry (in both its differential and algebraic flavors), and algebraic and arithmetic geometry (Grothendieck's theory of Motives). On the physics side, my work focused mostly on quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, geometric models for cosmology and particle physics, and quantum Hall systems. My more recent work in information theory involves the application of methods from statistical physics to coding theory and to mathematical and computational linguistics, and geometric aspects of quantum information. More detailed information, including access to all my research papers, is available on my webpage http://www.its.caltech.edu/~matilde/

Matilde's work spans several areas of research at the interface be-tween mathematics and theoretical physics, with a recent growing interest in the interaction between these two subjects and information theory. On the mathematical side, her work began in low dimensional topology, and later branched out to include non-commutative geometry, and algebraic and arithmetic geometry. On the physics side, her work focused mostly on quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, geometric models for cosmology and particle physics, and quantum Hall systems. Her more recent work in connections with information theory and computer science involves the application of methods from geometry and statistical physics to coding theory and to mathematical and computational linguistics, as well as geometric aspects of quantum information.

See my webpage: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~matilde/

Selected Awards

2013 - Distinguished Visiting Research Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 2002 - Sofja Kovalevskaya Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the ZIP Program of the German Government 2001 - Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Professional Societies

American Mathematical Society Association for Computational Linguistics

Selected Publications

See my webpage: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~matilde/work.html