Episode published: 21/11/19
In episodes #19 and #20 Dan Aspel speaks to Professor Liz Mansfield (Kent) about the “Geometry, compatibility and structure preservation in computational differential equations” programme, its inception, aims and essential need for balance and diversity within higher mathematics (episode #19, see timecodes below). This is then followed up by a quick preview of the talk “On the nature of mathematical joy” given at INI on 28 November 2019 (episode #20).
00:37 – Introduction, a female “first” at the University of Kent
01:25 – Proposing and being part of the GCS programme
05:10 – The “recursive” application of pure mathematics to applied mathematics
07:10 – The reality of proposing and running an INI programme (“asking for a lot of money and a lot of time”)
08:49 – The fellow organisers, being here “with five friends”
11:00 – “A large topic with so many possibilities”
12:28 – Life in Cambridge on a six-month programme
13:20 – Gender balance within the programme and within mathematics as a whole, the need for continuing, positive action
15:30 – Invisibility, implicit bias, a role as a senior female mathematician
18:51 – Intellectual diversity and the possibilities of the programme, a privilege to be part of it
Professor Liz Mansfield previews her talk “On the nature of mathematical joy”
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