Short CV/Education and training

  • 1973
    Born in The Hague, Netherlands

  • 1991
    "Baccalauréat C à option internationale allemand" at the Lycée Jean Renoir in Munich, Germany

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in physics at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1997
    Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • 1997 – 2008
    Research associate in the Department of Mathematics at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany

  • 2000
    Doctorate (summa cum laude), Humboldt University in Berlin

  • 2001 – 2002
    On leave in order to work at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig) and at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Potsdam), Germany

  • 2003 – 2008
    Head of the junior research group "Special geometries in mathematical physics" at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Greifswald, Germany

  • 2005 – 2008
    Principle Investigator in the newly founded Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 647 "Space – Time – Matter" (Humboldt University)

  • 2008
    Offer of a professorship at KU Leuven (Belgium) and also W3 professorships at Philipps-Universität Marburg and Universität Bremen (Germany)

  • Since 2008
    full professor (W3) of mathematics at Philipps-Universität Marburg

  • 2013 – 2014
    Vice dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • 2014 – 2018
    Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Since 2018
    Member of the Senate of Philipps-Universität Marburg

Selected publications

  • Ilka Agricola, Julia Becker-Bender, Hwajeong Kim, "Twistorial eigenvalue estimates for generalized Dirac operators with torsion", Adv. Math. 243 (2013), 296-329.

  • Ilka Agricola, Thomas Friedrich, "A note on flat metric connections with antisymmetric torsion", Diff. Geom. Appl. 28 (2010), 480-487.

  • Ilka Agricola, "Old and New on the exceptional Lie group G_2", Notices of the AMS 55 (2008), 922-929.

  • Ilka Agricola and Thomas Friedrich, "On the holonomy of connections with skew-symmetric torsion", Math. Ann. 328 (2004), 711-748.

  • Ilka Agricola, "Connections on naturally reductive spaces, their Dirac operator and homogeneous models in string theory", Comm. Math. Phys. 232 (2003) 3, 535-563.

  • Ilka Agricola, "The Srní lectures on non-integrable geometries with torsion", with an appendix by Mario Kassuba. Arch. Math. 42 (2006), 5-84.

  • Ilka Agricola und Thomas Friedrich, "Vektoranalysis – Differentialformen in Analysis, Geometrie und Physik", 2. Auflage. Vieweg-Verlag, März 2010.

  • Ilka Agricola und Thomas Friedrich, "Elementargeometrie",

    2., erweiterte und ergänzte Auflage. Vieweg-Verlag, Oktober 2008.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor-in-Chief of "Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry"; Editor of "Communications in Mathematics" and "Mathematische Semesterberichte"

  • DMV (Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung): member of the Präsidium (Steering Committee) since 2018, president 2021-22.

  • Member of: American Mathematical Society (AMS), European Women in Mathematics (EWM), Societe Mathematique de France (SMF)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Widowed, one son


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