Episode published 05/11/21
Thanks to the generous support of the Simons Foundation, the newly established Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics are enabling “exceptional early career researchers in the mathematical sciences” to gain “experience, independence and new connections, and hence assist them during the present difficult situation of COVID-19 on their way to a successful academic career”. In this episode of Living Proof, Dan Aspel speak to Dr Emine Yildirim to learn about her journey through mathematics so far, and to find out what being awarded this Fellowship – which means spending six months on an INI research programme and six months working at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Maths – means to her personally.
00:00 – Introduction
00:48 – Welcome, impressions of the “Cluster Algebras and Representation Theory” programme
02:08 – A educational background in Turkey and Canada
03:45 – Finding support for younger researchers within academia
07:40 – An itinerant life pursuing mathematics, sacrifices, time away from family
11:50 – At INI “people smile all the time!”
14:20 – Enjoying walks in Cambridge
Dan Aspel speaks to Dr Emine Yildirim, one of the first five recipients of the new Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics.
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