From WIRED magazine (via Quanta) comes a nice profile of mathematician Sylvia Serfaty, noted mathematician and winner of the Poincare Prize.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/beauty-mathematics-can-never-lie/

Check out the article (and brief video interview) above.

BADGING:

Read the article and watch the video linked above. Answer the following questions, with at least a complete sentence for each answer.

- Explain her allusion to mathematics as “weaving one’s own rug”
- Explain how she first found her love for mathematics.
- What are Dr. Serfaty’s concerns with how Hollywood and the media portray mathematicians? Why does she think it harms children’s views of themselves as mathematicians?
- How does Dr. Serfaty go about tackling a difficult problem?
- Why does Dr. Serfaty think more women in math and science would be a good thing?

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