Kate Brubaker

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  • Title: Graduate Student
  • Office: MATH 637
  • Email: kbrubak@purdue.edu
  • Advisor: Laszlo Lempert
  • Research Interests: complex analysis, complex geometry
  • Degree: B.A. St. John's College, Annapolis, MD 2007


This is my seventh year as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics. My research interests bridge complex analysis and complex geometry.

I work on the complex Monge-Ampere equation for geodesics in the space of Kahler metrics. I'm interested in the relationship between solutions to the MA problem and the corresponding foliations by holomorphic disks. I'm also generally interested in properties of holomorphic maps into Kahler manifolds.

I was President of the Purdue student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics in 2016-17. We host monthly events in the department, run a series of workshops on professional skills and a mentoring program for incoming students, and are involved in outreach to local middle and high schools. Please follow the link at the left to our webpage.

My unusual B.A. is from St John's College: an all-required, original source based curriculum which follows the development of philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, science, and music in Western thought from the ancient Greeks through the modern era.