Anna Wienhard completed her doctorate under Hans Werner Ballmann at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität in Bonn in 2004. She was invited to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2005/2006 and again from 2009 to 2012. From 2007 to 2012, she was Assistant Professor at Princeton University. Since 2012, Anna Wienhard has held the Chair of Differential Geometry at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. She has also been an associate member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing since 2013 and a group leader at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies since 2015. Since 2020, she has been the director of the "Research Station Geometry and Dynamics" at Heidelberg University. After another guest stay at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she is now moving to the Leipzig MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences.
Anna Wienhard has received numerous honours and awards, including a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an ERC Consolidator Grant and an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. She is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a member of both the Heidelberg and Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the European Academy of Sciences. She is also co-spokesperson of the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence STRUCTURES, scientific board member of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, board member of the DFG Priority Programme "Geometry at Infinity" as well as the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and Dynamics" and active in other committees as advisor and speaker. Scientific member and director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences since 1 November 2022.