Episode published: 18/12/20
In recent years, the generous support of the Cambridge Philosophical Society has allowed INI to further support the attendance of early career researchers in its programmes and workshops. This third of three interviews speaks to one such recipient: Dr Jay Taylor. Jay is NTT Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California and his main research interests are in Deligne-Lusztig theory. Dan Aspel speaks to him about groups, representations, the academic disruption wrought by COVID-19, and just how much of a difference the right funding can make to a junior academic.
00:00 – Introduction
00:30 – Welcome
02:00 – Research interest: Groups and Representations explained
04:45 – COVID disruption, and how to cope with it
08:20 – How to replicate the sense of community when operating virtually
09:10 – Is funding for early career researchers important?
11:15 – The importance of collaborations
12:30 – The best thing about your time at INI?
13:05 – “The UK is producing so many great PHD students at the moment”
14:03 – Plans for the future
Early career researcher Dr Jay Taylor discusses groups, representations, the academic disruption wrought by COVID-19, and just how much of a difference the right funding can make to a junior academic
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