## 50 Visions of Mathematics

### Edited by **Sam Parc**

Foreword by **Dara O' Briain**

## Author Information

Edited by **Sam Parc**, Insitute of Mathematics and its Applications

Foreword by

**Dara O' Briain**
Sam Parc studied mathematics and engineering in the UK, Germany and Australia and has previously worked at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Newcastle and at Imperial College London. She works for the UK's Institute of Mathematics and its Applications where she provides a passion for popularising mathematics. Her previous work has involved writing a mathematical agony aunt column in a provincial newspaper and maintaining a popular online mathematical magazine. She lives in Southend-on-Sea with her large family and dog, Benji. This is her first book.

### Contributors:

David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK.

Alan J. Aw is a mathematics enthusiast from Singapore.

John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Greg Bason is a mathematics lecturer at Abingdon and Witney College in Oxfordshire, UK.

David Berman is Reader is Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary, University of London.

Ken Bray is a theoretical physicist and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath.

Ellen Brooks-Pollock is a Research Fellow in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Chris Budd is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bath, and at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, UK.

Alan Champneys is Professor of Applied Nonlinear Mathematics at the University of Bristol, UK.

Carson C. Chow works at the Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, National Institutes of Health, USA.

Tony Crilly is Emeritus Reader in Mathematical Sciences at Middlesex University, UK.

Graham Divall is an independent consultant forensic scientist with 35 years' experience in the field of bloodstain examination.

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, UK.

Ken Eames is a Lecturer in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Richard Elwes is a Lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK, and a freelance mathematical writer.

Alistair Fitt is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Marianne Freiberger is an Editor of Plus Magazine.

Paul Glendinning is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

Julia Gog is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Head of the Disease Dynamics Research Group at the University of Cambridge.

Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical Modelling and Director of the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics (OCCAM), UK.

Thilo Gross is a Reader in the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol, UK.

David Hand is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, UK.

Andreas Hinz is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Munich, Germany.

Philip Holmes: In a 40 year career, Philip Holmes has been at the vanguard of research in many aspects of nonlinear science, also contributing to pedagogy through four ground-breaking monographs on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, turbulence and historical developments thereof.

Steve Humble (aka Dr Maths) works for the Education Department at Newcastle University, UK.

Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities at University College London, UK.

Adam Jasko is an undergraduate mathematics student at Nottingham University, UK.

Tom Körner is Professor of Fourier Analysis at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Adam Kucharski is a postdoctoral researcher in mathematical epidemiology at Imperial College London, UK.

Mario Livio is an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Peter Lynch is Professor of Meteorology in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Maarten McKubre-Jordens is a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Alexander Masters won the Guardian First Book Award for his biography Stuart, a Life Backwards (2005). His second biography, The Genius in my Basement (2011) is about Simon Norton.

Derek Moulton is a post-doctoral researcher at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics (OCCAM), UK.

Yutaka Nishiyama is a professor at Osaka University of Economics, Japan.

Simon Norton is a Group Theorist and a world expert on the Monster Group and Monstrous Moonshine, a mathematical object so remarkable and unexpected that he calls it 'The Voice of God.'

Colva Roney-Dougal is a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews, UK.

Chris Sangwin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Caroline Series is Professor of Mathematics at the University ofWarwick, UK.

Simon Singh is a writer, whose books include Fermat's Last Theorem and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.

David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University ofWarwick, UK.

Danielle Stretch is an administrator in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Paul Taylor is a graduate student in Systems Biology at New College, University of Oxford, UK.

Rachel Thomas is Editor of Plus Magazine.

Vince Vatter is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics at the University of Florida, USA.

Ahmer Wadee is Reader in Nonlinear Mechanics at Imperial College London, UK.

Paul Williams is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading, UK.

Eddie Wilson is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at the University of Bristol, UK.

Phil Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Thomas Woolley is a post-doctoral researcher in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, UK.

Andrew Wrigley is a secondary school mathematics teacher in Queensland, Australia.

Günter Ziegler is Professor of Mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.