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Person: Kuperberg, Krystyna Maria Trybulec
Krystyna Kuperberg is a Polish mathematician who works in America. She is known for her work in dynamical systems, geometry and topology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Krystyna decided in high school that she would study mathematics at university.
 After graduating, Krystyna Kuperberg undertook research at the University of Warsaw under Borsuk's supervision and, in 1966, she was awarded her Master's degree.
 In 1971 Krystyna and Wlodzimierz published the joint paper On weakly zerodimensional mappings.
 In 1972, the year Krystyna register as a research student at Rice University in Houston, Texas, she published An isomorphism theorem of the Hurewicztype in Borsuk's theory of shape in Fundamenta Mathematicae.
 Krystyna Kuperberg has remained at Auburn University since she was appointed in 1974.
 In 1988 Kuperberg solved a problem relating to question of Knaster as to whether every homogeneous space is bihomogeneous.
 It was this question to which Kuperberg found a counterexample, announcing it in A homogeneous nonbihomogeneous continuum in 1988, and giving full details in On the bihomogeneity problem of Knaster published in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
 Kuperberg's most celebrated result, however, was discovered in 1993 and published in 1994 in A smooth counterexample to the Seifert conjecture in the Annals of Mathematics.
 In 1996 they published Generalized counterexamples to the Seifert conjecture which improved on Kuperberg's results from two years earlier.
 Kuperberg has already received several awards for her outstanding work and it is certain that she will receive further awards.
Born 17 July 1944, Tarnów, Poland.
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