Hinke Osinga

Hinke Osinga is the first and still the only female Professor at the University of Auckland. She is an international expert in dynamical systems theory, the mathematical analysis of behaviour that changes with time. Hinke's research unexpectedly led her into craft and art when she turned her computer-generated images of chaotic behaviour into an intriguing crocheted object that embodies unpredictability in a hands-on way.

Hinke has a PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and has previously held positions at the Geometry Center, Minneapolis, and Caltech, Pasadena, in the US, and at the Universities of Exeter and Bristol in the UK. Hinke is the first-ever woman mathematician to be elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. She is also a regular speaker at the NZ MathsCraft Festivals.

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