Episode published 25/11/21
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 Aluna Rizzoli 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
00:36 – Welcome, life travelling between (and cycling in) Cambridge and London
04:04 – Attending the “Groups, representations and applications: new perspectives” programme, moving from Trento to St Andrews
08:25 – Working on representation of algebraic groups, applying for the Simons Fellowship
13:30 – Hopes for the future
Dan Aspel speaks to Dr Aluna Rizzoli, one of the first five recipients of the new Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematics.
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