Friendly Neighbourhood Mathematician
Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio and TV, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. She currently lectures part-time at Sheffield Hallam University.
Katie’s TEDx Talk
Stories Of Mathematics
Although mathematics permeates every aspect of science and technology, it’s easy to forget that the ideas and techniques behind it were invented and discovered by human beings. Hear the stories of some of the people who spent months, years or even lifetimes developing the maths we use today, and how their lives and work are connected across the centuries – through numbers.