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 Avi Mayorcas to learn about his 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 him personally.
00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – Welcome
01:40 – A “winding road” to mathematics, inspired by metallurgy and engineering, living in Israel, studying mathematics and philosophy
06:50 – Joining the “Frontiers in Kinetic Theory” programme, a billiards metaphor
09:50 – Being a junior figure in a research environment
Dan Aspel speaks to Dr Avi Mayorcas, one of the first five recipients of the new Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics.
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