Women of Mathematics: Natalia Berloff

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Natalia Berloff

Natalia Berloff (Photograph by Henry Kenyon)

This month we had the pleasure of meeting some young female mathematicians who were just finishing up their summer research projects with the Philippa Fawcett Internship Programme and the Cambridge Mathematics Placements programme.

On our way to the writing workshops we were running with these women, we walked past six inspiring portraits of female mathematicians from Cambridge. These form part of the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition, which celebrates female mathematicians from institutions throughout Europe. When the University of Cambridge hosted the exhibition in 2017, we had the opportunity to interview these Cambridge mathematicians about their work and their mathematical lives.

In this podcast we revisit our 2017 interview with Natalia Berloff, Professor of Applied Mathematics, who told us why maths is like a treasure hunt, and shared some of her adventures in the world of maths.

You can see all the Cambridge portraits and find out more about the work and mathematical lives of these women here. And stay tuned to this podcast for the rest of the interviews with these brilliant women of mathematics over the coming weeks.

The music in this podcast comes from the band eusa. The track is called Plankton.

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