Meet a Mathematician

A monthly series hosted by Ingrid Daubechies

(online)

Ingrid Daubechies

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 Ingrid Daubechies, MoMath’s 2023–2024 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as she welcomes mathematicians to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.

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June Meet a Mathematician

Meet Marsha Berger

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies

Tuesday, June 18
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET

(online)

Marsha Berger

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 Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes Marsha Berger to the MoMath stage to share her experience, her story, and her love of mathematics.

Marsha Berger is an applied mathematician who has pioneered new mathematical techniques and whose high-performance software and innovations are used in applications worldwide, in many different fields.  She is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.  One of her present research focuses is tsunami propagation.

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July Meet a Mathematician

Meet Anna Wienhard

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies

Monday, July 8
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET

(online)

Anna Wienhard

Photo credit: Dan Komoda, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Join Ingrid Daubechies, MoMath’s 2023–2024 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as she welcomes mathematician Anna Wienhard to the MoMath stage to share her experiences, her story, and her love of mathematics.

Anna Wienhard is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, in Leipzig, Germany.  Her interests lie in geometry, group theory, and dynamics.  Anna received her PhD in 2004 at the University of Bonn.  Subsequently she held positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Heidelberg University.  Anna is one of the inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society and has received a ERC Consolidator Grant, ERC Advanced Grant, and the Hector Science Award 2022.

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These are online-only events.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.