# Hinke Osinga

**Hinke Maria Osinga** (born 25 December 1969, Dokkum)^{[1]} is a Dutch mathematician and an expert in dynamical systems. She works as a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.^{[2]} As well as for her research, she is known as a creator of mathematical art.

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## Education and career[edit]

Osinga earned a master's degree in 1991 and a Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Groningen.^{[2]} Her doctoral dissertation, jointly supervised by dynamical systems theorist Hendrik Broer and computational geometer Gert Vegter, was on the computation of invariant manifolds.^{[3]}

After postdoctoral studies at The Geometry Center and the California Institute of Technology, and a short-term lecturership at the University of Exeter, she became a lecturer at the University of Bristol in 2001, and was promoted to reader and professor there in 2005 and 2011, respectively. She moved to Auckland in 2011,^{[2]} becoming the first female mathematics professor at Auckland and the second in New Zealand.^{[4]}

## Mathematical art[edit]

In 2004 Osinga created a crocheted visualization of the Lorenz manifold, an invariant manifold for the Lorenz system, and published the crochet pattern for her work with her husband Bernd Krauskopf; the resulting mathematical textile artwork involved over 25,000 crochet stitches, and measured nearly a meter across.^{[5]}^{[6]} Osinga and Krauskopf later collaborated with artist Benjamin Storch on a stainless steel sculpture that provides another interpretation of the same mathematical system.^{[7]}

## Awards and honours[edit]

Osinga was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014, speaking on "Mathematics in Science and Technology".^{[8]} In 2015 she was elected as a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics "for contributions to theory and computational methods for dynamical systems."^{[9]} in October 2016 she became the first female mathematician elected to the Royal Society of New Zealand.^{[10]}^{[11]}

## References[edit]

**^**Hinke Maria Osinga at the Album Promotorum - Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit Groningen- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}*Curriculum vitae: Hinke Osinga*, retrieved 2015-10-08. **^**Hinke Osinga at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^***Staff arrivals and departures in semester two*, University of Auckland Department of Mathematics, 21 December 2011, retrieved 2015-10-08.**^**McLeod, Donald (16 December 2004), "Scientists crochet chaos",*The Guardian*.**^**Richard, Paul (19 March 2007), "In the loop",*The Washington Post*.**^**Cipra, Barry A. (March 2010), "Lorenz system offers manifold possibilities for art" (PDF),*SIAM News*,**43**(2).**^***ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897*, International Mathematical Union, retrieved 2015-10-01.**^***SIAM Fellows: Class of 2015*, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, retrieved 2015-10-08.**^**"NZ Mathematical Society bulletin".**^**"Royal Society 2016 Fellows".

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