Black Heroes in Mathematics Conference 2020

As part of the Black History Month 2020 celebrations The British Society for the History of MathematicsThe International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, held a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics

The vision of the conference was “To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field of mathematics” and was hosted by Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Application).

There was a balance of technical talks by internationally renowned black speakers and information on career paths and experiences in the mathematical world. I had the pleasure of speaking on the Q&A panel on day 1 of the conference, which included Dr Angela Tabiri, Dr Howard Haughton, Professor Tannie Liverpool and Dr Jonathan Thomas. 

It was great to meet such interesting and accomplished mathematics professionals and to talk about the important part Mathematical Education plays in making the mathematics community more diverse. 

The video of the Q&A Panel is here

You can find all the Black Heroes of Mathematics conference videos here

About Susan Okereke

A maths educator, passionate about shining a light on the fun & interesting places maths can be found in real life. Maths is EVERYWHERE and needs to be celebrated!

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