Deep Structures: Seeking the Essence of Mathematics

Eugenia Cheng: SAIC Scientist-in-Residence
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:30p.m.
United States

Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and pianist who is currently on sabbatical from her tenured position at the University of Sheffield, UK. Cheng is a strong believer in bringing math to a wider audience and breaking down stereotypes surrounding mathematics. She was an early pioneer of mathematics on YouTube, and her short math videos have now been viewed more than 800,000 times. Her media work includes television and radio interviews with the BBC, Sky New, ABC (Australia), and CBC (Canada). Her first popular math book How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics will be published by Basic Books in 2015.