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Post-edited Interview at CIRM: Dusa McDuff

Auteurs : McDuff, Dusa (Personne interviewée)
CIRM (Editeur )

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Could you talk to us about your specialty, Symplectic Geometry? What made you choose math? Some influences when you was still a child or a teenager? Do you remember the circumstances of your first result, a solution to a problem about von Neumann algebras? You were interested in relations between math and art... Pushkin's writings and Bach's music...? What are the similarities between these two domains? Let's talk about your first mathematical memories... And later... What are your greatest influences? A woman in a men's world. Have you met any difficulty? You are taking part in a conference at CIRM this week. How do you feel about being here?

Résumé : Dusa McDuff is the Helen Lyttle Kimmel '42 Professor of Mathematics at Barnard College. At Barnard, she currently teaches "Calculus I", "Perspectives in Mathematics" and courses in geometry and topology.
Professor McDuff gained her early teaching experience at the University of York (U.K.), the University of Warwick (U.K.) and MIT. In 1978, she joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at SUNY Stony Brook, where she was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor in 1998.
Professor McDuff has honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of York, the University of Strasbourg and the University of St Andrews. She is a fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and an honorary fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.
She has received the Satter Prize from the American Mathematical Society and the Outstanding Woman Scientist Award from AWIS (Association for Women in Science).
Professor McDuff's service to the mathematical community has been extensive. She is particularly interested in issues connected with the position of women in mathematics, and currently serves on the MSRI Board of Trustees. Together with Dietmar Salamon, she has written several foundational books on symplectic topology as well as many research articles.

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    Informations sur la Vidéo

    Réalisateur : Vareilles, Stéphanie
    Langue : Anglais
    Date de publication : 17/06/15
    Date de captation : 04/06/15
    Collection : Outreach
    Sous collection : Les interviews du CIRM
    Format : MP4 (.mp4) - HD
    Durée : 00:10:52
    Domaine : Mathematics Education & Popularization of Mathematics
    Audience : Grand Public
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Informations sur la rencontre

Nom du congrès : Jean-Morlet Chair: Moduli spaces in symplectic topology and in Gauge theory / Chaire Jean-Morlet : Espaces de modules en topologie symplectique et en théorie de Jauge
Organisteurs Congrès : Hofer, Helmut ; Itenberg, Ilia ; Lalonde, François ; McDuff, Dusa ; Ono, Kaoru ; Polterovich, Leonid ; Teleman, Andrei
Dates : 01/06/15 - 05/06/15
Année de la rencontre : 2015
URL Congrès : http://lalondeteleman.weebly.com/main-co...

Citation Data

DOI : 10.24350/CIRM.V.18802303
Cite this video as: McDuff, Dusa (2015). Interview at CIRM: Dusa McDuff. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. doi:10.24350/CIRM.V.18802303
URI : http://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.18802303