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Issue 10 team

Carmen is doing a PhD in applied mathematics at UCL with a focus on mathematical modelling of complex systems in urban environments. She enjoys maths outreach, eating cheese naan, and has been working for Chalkdust since 2017.
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TD is an undergraduate at UCL who actually understands the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and Orson Welles as Le Chiffre.
@televisionduck    + More articles by TD

Eleanor is a maths PhD student at UCL. She is interested in the applications of mathematical modelling to biological and medical problems.
@eleanordoman    + More articles by Eleanor

Sean is a PhD student researching geophysical fluid dynamics at UCL. He studies coastal outflows, but so far has been unable to persuade the department to send him on a research trip to the beach.
@sean_jamshidi    + More articles by Sean

Niki is a PhD student at UCL, working in analytic number theory.
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Tom is a PhD student in the UCL Physics Department, simulating atomic collisions. He likes to think that what he does ‘technically counts as maths.’
  @TomRivlin    + More articles by Tom

Matthew Scroggs is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge working on finite and boundary element methods. His website,, is full of maths.
@mscroggs    + More articles by Matthew

Belgin is a PhD student at UCL, working on population genetics. When not working, you can usually find Belgin either playing the piano or playing Math Blaster. She is pictured here standing next to her copy of Zeeman’s catastrophe machine.    + More articles by Belgin

Adam is a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, where he investigates weird, non-Newtonian fluids. If he’s not talking about the maths of chocolate fountains he is probably thinking about fonts, helping Professor Dirichlet answer your personal problems, and/or listening to BBC Radio 2.
@Pecnut    + More articles by Adam

Albert Wood is a Geometry PhD Student at UCL currently working with geometric flows – physics-inspired motion of abstract shapes known as manifolds. He used to work a teacher in west London, until he became jealous of his students and so went off to continue his own education.
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