Episode published: 26/07/21
The 31st episode of the podcast welcomes Professor Anotida Madzvamuse (Sussex), whose life story has taken him from rural Zimbabwe to the University of Sussex via Cuba and the USA. Topics touched upon include: a childhood spent farming and foraging, studying away from his family aged just 12, travelling as a young academic, the exciting research outcomes of his specialism in mathematical biology, and advice for other young African mathematicians faced with the same challenges.
00:00 – Introduction
00:40 – Welcome
01:45 – Research background in mathematical and computational biology, and the Halogen toolkit (https://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/55736)
06:30 – Time spent at INI, organising a programme (https://www.newton.ac.uk/event/cgp/)
09:00 – From a childhood in rural Zimbabwe to a professorship in the UK, via Cuba and the USA (“it’s a long trajectory”)
25:30 – “I tried to find a better life through studies”
38:00 – Advice for young African mathematicians (http://samsa-math.org/home-2/programmes/masamu/) (https://nexteinstein.org/)
An inspiring interview with Professor Anotida Madzvamuse which ranges from a childhood spent farming and foraging to studying away from his family aged just 12, and the exciting research outcomes of his specialism in mathematical biology
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