Recording of Meet a Mathematician with Benedict Gross
This is a recording of a live-streamed event that took place on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Appropriate for all ages.
Did you ever wonder what a mathematician does all day? Or what made someone decide to become a mathematician? Or even, what a mathematician does for fun? You may be surprised by some of the answers! Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.
Meet Professor Benedict H. (Dick) Gross, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. Dick received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, and taught at Princeton and Brown before joining the Harvard faculty in 1985. Among his awards and honors are the Cole Prize from the American Mathematical Society and a MacArthur Fellowship. He was a recipient of a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, which he used to study music in Africa and Asia, and a Marshall Scholarship, which he took at Oxford University. He is now retired and living in the San Diego area, where he holds a part-time position in the mathematics department of UCSD.
Hosted by MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics and Rutgers Math Professor Alex Kontorovich.
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Pictured: Alex Kontorovich (left) and Benedict Gross (right).