Interview with a mathematician: Richard J. Nowakowski

In the first of what I hope is an ongoing series of interviews with fellow mathematicians, here is my conversation with Richard J. Nowakowski. We sometimes just call him RJN for short. Richard works on graph theory and combinatorial game theory at Dalhousie University, where he is a University Research Professor. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees under […]

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Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

CanaDAM’17 is underway at Ryerson, and tonight, Jordan Ellenberg is giving the Public Lecture on the cap set conjecture. I’m reposting my interview with him in honor of that occasion. Enjoy! *** Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works in… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

Interview with a mathematician: Barry Mazur

Barry Mazur is the Gerhard Gade University Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University.  Barry is one the world’s leading experts on number theory, and his work focuses on Diophantine geometry and elliptic curves. His research in topology is also legendary, and he settled the generalized Schoenflies problem as a doctoral student. He is highly awarded,… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Barry Mazur

Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He works in arithmetic algebraic geometry, and is well-known for his research connecting geometry, number theory, and topology. He is highly awarded, and is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, as well as a Guggenheim and… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Jordan Ellenberg

Interview with a mathematician: Alejandro Adem

I’m pleased this week to present my interview with Alejandro Adem, Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Topology at University of British Columbia. Alejandro was born in Mexico City and completed his doctorate at Princeton University. Not only is he a stellar mathematician, but he is the CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs Canada. Mitacs is a… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Alejandro Adem