Recording of Meet a Mathematician with Mariel Vazquez
This is a recording of a live-streamed event that took place on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
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 Steven Strogatz, MoMath's 2021–2022 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he brings diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.
In April, meet Mariel Vazquez. Mariel is an award-winning professor at UC Davis who is jointly affiliated with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She studies how DNA can get itself tied up in knots and then untie itself. In 2020, she was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for her outreach efforts and research at the intersection of topology and molecular biology, and for her service to the mathematical community, in particular to underrepresented groups.
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Pictured: Steven Strogatz (left), Mariel Vazquez (right)