Being a Professional Mathematician

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Gwyneth Stallard

"That moment when suddenly things fit together"

One of a series of interviews with professional mathematicians


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Gwyneth Stallard

Gwyneth Stallard is Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University. She talks about

  • defining her profession (at time 0:29)
  • teaching at the Open University (0:44)
  • research in pure mathematics (1:40)
  • the characteristics of a mathematician (5:42)
  • the value of collaboration (7:28)
  • the support a research mathematician needs (9:26)
  • how work is disseminated (11:41)
  • the difficulties she has overcome, in finding a job after completing her PhD (13:17)
  • and in returning to research after maternity leave (15:14)
  • women in mathematics (16:54)


Gwyneth Stallard's web page

Gwyneth Stallard's Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the Open University

London Mathematical Society: Women in Mathematics

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This project was supported by the MSOR Network, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Universities of Greenwich and Birmingham as part of the National HE STEM Programme and was completed in May 2012. 

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