Episode published 21/10/22
Forced to leave Ukraine, and his work at the Institute of Hydromechanics at the National Academy of Sciences, due to the Russian invasion of February 2022, Yuriy Semenov found sanctuary in Britain at the University of East Anglia. This was in part thanks to support from INI’s “Solidarity for mathematicians” programme.
This episode of the podcast tells Yuriy’s story in his own words.
00:00 – Introduction
00:43 – Welcome
01:20 – Discovering the Solidarity for mathematicians programme, career history
05:20 – Leaving Ukraine following the Russian invasion: “Life changed in one day… each day started with reading the news and tracking down the front line… war reminders were frequent”
07:30 – “From time to time rockets struck the town and killed people.”
08:30 – “The work of a mathematician is always possible.”
09:20 – Joining INI activities, maintaining links with Ukraine
15:00 – Words for others applying to “Solidary for mathematicians”: “I strongly suggest to apply for this programme.”
Yuriy Semenov shares his experience of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and of finding support in the UK through INI’s “Solidarity for mathematicians” programme.
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