From your screens on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to the pages of the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, SAIC scientist-in-residence Eugenia Cheng is no stranger to high-profile interviews. Cheng's latest has her as a guest on BBC Radio 4's the Life Scientific program, fielding questions from Jim Al-Khalili.
Aside from discussing what drove her to category theory, Cheng also defends mathematics against charges of stodginess and a lack of creativity.
"Doing mathematics is not about being a human calculator," she says
You can listen to the entire BBC interview here and read more about her work as SAIC's scientist-in-residence here.