Dec 6, 2019
Tadashi Tokieda is a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Stanford University. He grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France, and has been an applied mathematician in Europe and elsewhere. He is active in outreach in the developing world, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. At the last International Congress of Mathematicians he gave a plenary public lecture, and his demos are popular on the youtube channel Numberphile.
We sit down for an enthralling chat with Prof. Tokeida that takes us on journey through mathematics, child prodigies and how language frames science. Get ready for an enthralling 30 minutes!
For more from Prof. Tokeida, see his website at MSRI