Ingrid Daubechies at the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014. Image copyright ⓒ 2010-2014 International Congress of Mathematicians 2014, all rights reserved.

The image of the reclusive mathematician, working alone into the night, is not representative of mathematics. We talk to Ingrid Daubechies, President of the International Mathematical Union about the importance of community in mathematics - from helping young researchers, mentoring mathematicians in developing nations, and widening the pool of people who are recognised at the top of their fields.

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