Episode 47: A Mathematical Approach to Gender Inequality

Mathematics has a numbers problem – at least when it comes to gender equity. So what can we do to fix the imbalance between men and women in the mathematical sciences?

What if we could use maths to help fix the problem?

That's just what Dr Eugenia Cheng is proposing we do. She's the author of a new book, "X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto to Rethinking Gender". In this episode, she describes how a mathematical approach to this issue could be the key to moving forward.

Dr Cheng also talks about her outreach to make mathematics more accessible to everyone. She's authored books about that, given public lectures, TED talks, and even appeared on TV's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert".

We are proud to welcome Dr Eugenia Cheng - our guest for this episode of The Random Sample!

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Video from ACEMS Public Lecture on 5 May 2021: