Bryna Kra 2017-10-12T18:57:04+00:00

Bryna Kra

Dynamical Systems Mathematician

“I asked a lot of questions. Maybe my peers thought I was dumb, but I didn’t care. There is no question in math that’s too stupid to ask.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University
  • Studies ergodic theory, an area of mathematics that examines dynamical systems and the relationship between points in time and points in geometrical space
  • Makes her mark in the abstract world of numbers where her findings don’t always have applications to the real world… yet
  • Filled her summers growing up with reading and traveling, along with a fierce passion for creating music

STEM Gems Club

Is a career as a Dynamical Systems Mathematician in your future? STEM Gem Bryna Kra makes predictions about the long-term behavior of various systems. Her contributions have opened up new questions and techniques and cracked open a new area of study. Her findings don’t always have applications for the real world – yet. Read her story and digest. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.