Get to know the ASEF Podcast guests [Episode 14]

January 26, 2023

The new episode of the ASEF Podcast hosts ASEF professors Andrej Bauer, Ph.D, Sara Kališnik, Ph.D., and dr. Bojan Mohar. On the podcast, they discussed their field of work in mathematics, the research purpose of their work and the state of mathematical research work in Slovenia.

Bojan Mohar is a world-recognized mathematician in the field of graph theory. He is a Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and a Full Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana. Bojan was a post-doctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, and a Fullbright Visiting Scholar at the Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Mathematical Society, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He received the John L. Synge Award and the prestigious Euler Medal. The Republic of Slovenia awarded him the Ambassador of Science Award.

Sara Kališnik is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on using methods from pure mathematics to study data. She is the co-director of the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network, which hosts a popular weekly Online Seminar. Sara obtained her Ph.D. at Stanford University and performed post-doctoral research at Brown University and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. In the academic year 2020/2021, she was an Assistant Professor at Bentley University. Her research focuses on applied algebraic topology.

Andrej Bauer is a professor at the University of Ljubljana. He obtained his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University and received the School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. thesis. Andrej was the main coordinator for the 47th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Slovenia. In 2022 he received the American Mathematical Society Levi L. Conant Prize for the article “Five stages of accepting constructive mathematics.”

The episode was hosted by ASEF Junior Fellow Tanja Janko.

Listen to the episode now to learn more about the guests, their field of work and mathematical research in Slovenia.
Episode 14 is available to stream via this link.

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