Mathematical bio: Born and raised near Chicago, Dr Holly Krieger spent the career-building years of her life in Chicago, Berkeley, and Cambridge USA.
She completed the mathematics honors program with an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a developing interest in research in
pure mathematics, particularly number theory. She went on to a master's degree and eventually a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her initial research
interests during graduate school were primarily in arithmetic and Diophantine geometry. When she learned of the exciting contemporaneous developments in applications
of ergodic theory and dynamics to number theory, she turned her attention to dynamical systems and their connections to number theory. Under the exceptional guidance of
complex dynamicist Laura DeMarco and automorphic forms specialist Ramin Takloo-Bighash, her thesis work focused on the emerging field of arithmetic dynamics, which
studies the relationship between dynamics of one complex variable and the arithmetic geometry of abelian varieties.
She followed her PhD work with a 3-year NSF postdoctoral
fellowship at MIT under the supervision of Bjorn Poonen, during which time she became particularly interested in the problem of unlikely intersections in complex dynamics.
Since 2016, she has been a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge as well as the Corfield Fellow at Murray Edwards College.