Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel


  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • on leave spring 2024
Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel

Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel does research in applications of dynamical systems. Her projects include classifying relative equilibria in the n-vortex problem (configurations of swirls in fluids that maintain their shape while translating and rotating) by looking at symmetry of their structures. Her more recent work applies the ideas of bifurcation, tipping, and disturbance to modeling resilience in climate and ecosystems. Alanna's other interests include bad sci-fi, cross stitching, taking pictures of her cats, and riot grrrl punk music.


  • Ph.D., M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • B.A., St. Olaf College

Recent Publications

Hoyer-Leitzel, A., Iams, S. M., Haslam-Hyde, A. J., Zeeman, M. L., & Fefferman, N. H. (2023). An immuno-epidemiological model for transient immune protection: A case study for viral respiratory infections. Infectious Disease Modelling, 8(3), 855-864.

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