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Nilanjana Datta works in quantum information theory. She loves how mathematics can describe nature simply and elegantly.
Julia Gog is a mathematical biologist, helping to understand how infectious diseases spread. One of her favourite eureka moments came while she was playing a computer game.
Holly Krieger works in dynamical systems theory, in particular on chaotic systems. Some of her greatest mathematical moments have come from teaching students.
Natalia Berloff is a professor of applied mathematics. It was a problem in network theory that lured her into the exciting world of maths when she was ten years old.
Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb uses mathematics to process and analyse images. She loves the collaborative nature of maths.
Anne-Christine Davis is a professor of theoretical physics whose long career has seen attitudes towards women change for the better. She had to put up with quite a lot at the start.
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