Episode published 28/09/21
In episode #33 Dan Aspel and Christie Marr welcome Professor Bethany Marsh (Leeds), an organiser of the “Cluster algebras and representation theory” (CAR) programme. Bethany was awarded the Whitehead prize in 2009 and has dedicated her career to the study and exploration of mathematical themes. However, it has only been within the last two years that she has fulfilled a long-held desire to transition gender and to live her life as a trans woman. Bethany shares the many positives this change has brought to her life, and the reactions she has encountered from friends and colleagues along the way.
00:00 – Welcome, past interactions with INI
03:00 – Proposing the “Cluster algebras and representation theory” (CAR) programme, the journey leading to it
05:20 – A childhood love of maths and the sciences
12:25 – Transitioning gender and becoming Bethany Marsh
24:40 – Dealing with negative reactions
29:47 – Building a positive atmosphere through language
36:00 – The “trans tipping-point” in 2015
40:40 – Winning the Whitehead Prize in 2009, and living up to expectations
Professor Bethany Marsh (Leeds) joins the podcast to talk about winning the Whitehead prize, her ongoing INI research programme, and the many positive outcomes that have come from her recent transition of gender
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