Video series "Behind the Science"

Outstanding mathematicians provide interesting insights

Excellence, brilliance, genius – these qualities are often attributed to scientists who have produced groundbreaking results or who have been awarded prestigious prizes for their outstanding work. Other areas of science often benefit from their findings and the achievements are admired. But who are these outstanding researchers, and how did their important results come about? In addition to all the genius, was there even a little luck involved?

With the video series “Behind the Science” we take a look behind the scenes and learn more about people, how they came to their scientific findings and the ups and downs that research can bring. Listen with excitement to the interviews and be inspired and motivated!

Idea and conception: Habiba Mohtadi and Prof. Dr. Christian Seis

Interview with Prof. Dr. Gigliola Staffilani

The mathematician Prof. Dr. Gigliola Staffilani (born 1966 in Italy) is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Her main research interest lies in Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis.

The video was taken at the Opening Colloquium of the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster in June 2019.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Geordie Williamson

The mathematician Prof. Dr. Geordie Williamson was born 1981 in Australia. He deals with geometric representation theory.

The video was taken at the Opening Colloquium of the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster in June 2019.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Yann Brenier

Prof. Dr. Yann Brenier, born 1957, is a French mathematician. His main field of research are partial differential equations.

The video was taken at the conference "Transport, Mixing and Fluids" in February 2019.