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Yudhi Bunjamin interviews past winners of the Australian Mathematical Society's B.H. Neumann Prize. We'll talk about their journeys through the world of mathematics and statistics as well as how they communicate ideas in mathematics.

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Yudhi Bunjamin interviews past winners of the Australian Mathematical Society's B.H. Neumann Prize. We'll talk about their journeys through the world of mathematics and statistics as well as how they communicate ideas in mathematics.

    1997 - Marcel Jackson

    1997 - Marcel Jackson

    Marcel Jackson is an Associate Professor at La Trobe University. We spoke to him about the challenges of picking a Neumann winner, how his research relates to computer science in ways we don't usually expect and why climbing is a common hobby amongst mathematicians.

    Find out more about Marcel on this webpage.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2013 - Adrian Dudek

    2013 - Adrian Dudek

    Dr Adrian Dudek is a Derivatives Trader at Optiver. We talk to him about some of the problems in number theory which he worked on, the extent to which a PhD in pure mathematics has helped him as a trader and finding a mathematics-related job in industry.

    Check out Adrian's blog.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    2017b - Adrianne Jenner

    2017b - Adrianne Jenner

    Dr Adrianne Jenner is a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. We chat with her about how she got into mathematical biology, what modelling really is and her experience talking about her research at a music festival.



    Find out more about her on her website and follow her on Twitter @adrianne_jenner. Also, check out her talk of Ockham's Razor.

    • 59 min
    2018b - Liam Hodgkinson

    2018b - Liam Hodgkinson

    Dr Liam Hodgkinson is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. We chat with him about winning the Neumann Prize when he least expected it, the role of mathematical rigour in machine learning and what probability really is.

    Find out more about him on his website.

    • 57 min
    2015b - Matthew Tam

    2015b - Matthew Tam

    Dr Matthew Tam is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He tells us about what it was like to work with the late Jon Borwein, different perceptions of applied mathematics and what optimisation is all about.

    Find out more about him on his website.

    • 48 min
    Bonus Episode - How academia works

    Bonus Episode - How academia works

    In this bonus episode, we briefly discuss the typical pathway into a career in academia after finishing a PhD and what academics do.

    • 7 min

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