My research is in category theory, mostly
higher-dimensional. Some non-technical introductions to my field
can be found further down this page.
I have broad media experience, both
television and radio. I have been interviewed on BBC Radio
4's "More or Less" and "Woman's Hour", and live on Sky News. In
2013 I was one of 32 female experts selected for the BBC Academy
Expert Training Day (North) and in May 2013 I did 12 television
and radio interviews about the "Perfect Cream Tea!"
I am keen to bring mathematics to a wider audience and help
reduce maths phobia! I am good at explaining things in an
accessible way to non-mathematicians of all ages. I am
happy to discuss or comment on most aspects of mathematics,
universities, education, gender and cultural issues. For
more information including sample video and audio and clips,
please click here.
is by my former Algebraic Topology
student, now Ph.D. student Thomas Cottrell.
It is a beautiful rendition of an 11-holed torus,
illustrating the 5-fold rotational symmetry giving the
space as a 5-sheeted cover of the 3-holed torus.
Categories: an illustrated guide book
Mathsters - YouTube channel of short maths videos
aimed at sixth formers interested in doing maths at
university, and other interested adults.
maths of cream tea - mathematical proof that clotted
cream is better than whipped cream! Note: the papers are reporting
that this "research" was commissioned by a clotted cream
company. However I was not paid by them, nor did I even
receive any clotted cream - and I couldn't find any in
Sheffield so I clotted my own in the rice cooker! Read the
full story here.
theory: the architecture of mathematics (pdf) - an
introduction to my field and my research as of November
2001. Written for non-specialists in any discipline
(originally as part of a job application), it is very
non-technical and includes various flights of fancy and
Mathematics and lego: the
untold story (pdf) -
approximate text from a seminar I gave at Newnham College in
November 2001, aimed at students and researchers of all
levels and all disciplines. This is not a formally
presented document, and it doesn't include the slides, so
some of it is a bit hard to imagine. Also, a radio
interview I did on the subject in December 2012, on BBC
Radio 4's "More
- a talk I gave at the Cambridge University Society for the
Philosophy of Mathematics, and in a modified version later
at the University of Chicago
1/2: MAS435 Algebraic
Semester 1/2: MAS6030/MAS6031 Pure Postgraduate Seminar
Semester 2: MAS276 Rings and Groups
2009-10 Spring 2010 -
MAS276 (formerly PMA216) Rings and Groups Autumn
2009 - PMA433 Algebraic Topology: removed to make
way for MAS435 which has
You can email me at eugenia.math.uchicago.edu where that
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