055: Eugenia Cheng – Math in Unexpected Places

Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and concert pianist. Showcasing Math in Unexpected places is one of her passions as she believes that Math should be a fun project and NOT a Math problem.

Transitioning from a “standard academic professor career path” to a “DIY portfolio career” Eugenia is proud of building a freelance career for herself that has no blueprint.

She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure at the University of Sheffield, UK having previously taught at the universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice.

Eugenia holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Her first popular maths book “How to Bake Pi” was featured on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and “Beyond Infinity” was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2017.