Tom and Jade speak with Alan Champneys, a Professor of Applied Non-linear Mathematics at the University of Bristol’s unique department of Engineering Mathematics. Alan’s candid and engaging lecturing style is loved throughout the Engineering faculty, and we talk about this at length in this eclectic conversation. We also cover his technical research and the power of abstract mathematical problem solving, the grand challenges facing engineers of the future, and the importance of open and honest discussion about mental health and wellbeing.
To find out more about Engineering Mathematics at Bristol - the UK’s top-ranked general engineering programme - head to the course website. Following Alan’s recommendation, you can watch Tim Minchin’s famous graduation speech here.
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Intro/outro music kindly provided by Yemzo Katana.