Geordie Williamson is a mathematician at the University of Sydney and author of Tilting Modules and the P-canonical Basis.
Get all links mentioned in the episode here: bit.ly/185-geordiewilliamsonSkip through the episode: 00:28 - Welcome to Uncommon01:09 - Guest introduction01:26 - Getting into climbing 05:58 - Growing up differently08:58 - Childhood aspirations & nostalgia11:29 - Childhood principles 12:47 - Creativity in science and maths 16:56 - Why Galois Theory?20:13 - Explaining the breadth of maths23:52 - Proving The Lusztig Conjecture in the shower30:36 - Polya & changing perspectives35:52 - Inspirations40:17 - Tackling maths communication43:09 - Choosing to stay in Australia48:07 - Collaboration in a pandemic52:11 - A mathematician's COVID-19 forecast57:14 - Maths & science: the communication issue01:00:25 - Career highs & lows01:03:41 - Go-to lockdown food01:04:03 - Best purchase under $20001:04:22 - Show recommendation 01:05:23 - Book recommendation
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1
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1 hour, 7 minutes
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