Hannah Fry on predicting coronavirus and women in maths

Julia talks to Dr Hannah Fry, perhaps the UK’s best-known mathematician. They discuss Hannah’s 2018 BBC documentary Contagion, which predicted the coronavirus crisis with uncanny accuracy, and the lack of female representation among the scientists advising the UK government during the pandemic. Hannah also talks about the importance of getting more women and girls into mathematics and how to break down some of the gendered barriers she faced in the field.

 

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