Interview with a mathematician: Izabella Laba

Izabella Laba is a leading mathematician working at the University of British Columbia. Her research spans several fields such as harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, mathematical physics, and the relatively new (but fast-breaking) area of additive combinatorics. She is highly awarded, having won the prestigious Coxeter-James and Krieger-Nelson Prizes of the Canadian Mathematical Society. In 2012, she became a fellow… Read More Interview with a mathematician: Izabella Laba

You landed an academic job interview. Now what?

You did it! You’ve arrived at an important milestone in your academic life: your first job interview for a tenure-track position. As you prepare, you may be fine tuning your research talk, or prepping your responses to potential questions about teaching large vs small classes. What strategies can make you shine brighter than the rest? How can you differentiate yourself from the… Read More You landed an academic job interview. Now what?

Mathspeak 101

The language of mathematics People use the word “math” in a variety of ways in popular culture. They say things like: “delegate math,” “the math doesn’t add up”, or my personal favorite: “do the math.” But what do people really know about the subject? It is OK to be honest. There is no shame in not knowing… Read More Mathspeak 101