Episode published: 01/09/20
In episode #24 Dan Aspel and Ciara Dangerfield are joined by Professor Rebecca Hoyle to discuss the relevance of study groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the thinking behind the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in Mathematical Sciences [V-KEMS] initiative. Rebecca is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton, and her interdisciplinary work focuses on dynamical processes in biology and social science. You can find her on Twitter here: twitter.com/rebeccahoyle
00:00 – Introduction
02:00 – A short history of study groups
03:50 – … leading to V-KEMS
08:00 – The realities of virtual working
09:25 – Topics within recent virtual study groups
12:00 – What’s it like to attend a “virtual” study group, and who attends?
20:20 – Diverse research and psychological wellbeing
25:45 – Is a virtual experience a “real” experience?
32:00 – A “giant river of mathematics”
33:00 – Stand-up mathematics: “terrifying, but fun if you survive”
35:50 – Social media recommendations
Professor Rebecca Hoyle explains the relevance of study groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the thinking behind the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in Mathematical Sciences [V-KEMS] initiative
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