Kathryn Hess Bellwald
Professor of Mathematics and Life Sciences
Kathryn Hess Bellwald graduated with a PhD in mathematics from MIT at the age of 21 and was then a postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Stockholm, Nice, and Toronto, and, finally, at the EPFL, where she became titular professor in 1999 and associate professor of mathematics and life sciences in 2015. Her research concerns both pure mathematics and innovative applications of mathematics in material science, computer science, cancer biology, and neuroscience. In 2008, she created the Euler course, an accelerated, six-year mathematics program, unique in Europe, that enables local children who are highly gifted in mathematics to realize their potential. She has four sons.