UQ Mathematics Free Public Lecture: What is a research mathematician?
What is a research mathematician? How is it even possible to do research in mathematics?
Professor Jonathan Jedwab from Simon Fraser University (Canada), will examine these questions by reference to the mathematics and philosophy of Jacques Hadamard, born 150 years ago.
He'll demonstrate that a research mathematician is a combination of problem solver, nitpicker, big picture thinker, experimental scientist, aesthetician and dreamer.
This talk won’t assume any specialist mathematical knowledge.
Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the presentation.
Meet the Presenter
Professor Jonathan Jedwab
With 14 years of experience working in a mathematics consulting group at Hewlett-Packard, Jonathan has been named the inventor on 25 granted patents in information processing.
Jonathan holds a undergraduate degree in mathematics and postgraduate diploma in mathematical statistics from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of London.
His research interests include combining combinatorial, algebraic and analytical techniques to solve classical and emerging problems of digital communications.
As a Professor at Simon Fraser University, he is passionate about assisting students to glimpse the beauty of mathematics, preferably when they are not fiddling with their cellphones!
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys a large newspaper and a good coffee.