Fifteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians
The fifteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, November 6th, 2020 from 10 am until 11:30 am. Dr. Clara Grima, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Seville in Spain, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
On this fifteenth Encounter, Dr. Clara Grima shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, pointing out how her two small kids inspired her to do math popularization. The speaker also presented on “Biology and Math” in which she described how scutoids were discovered by an interdisciplinary team of mathematicians and biologists who looked at the salivary glands of the fruit fly and took into consideration Voronoi diagrams.