SMSAS to host talk by Dr Nira Chamberlain: ‘Black Heroes of Mathematics’

Dr Nira Chamberlain
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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science is delighted to host Dr Nira Chamberlain, who will present on ‘Black Heroes of Mathematics‘ on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 4pm.

The 2017 film Hidden Figures was based on the true story of a group of black female mathematicians that served as the brains behind calculating the momentous launch of the NASA astronaut John Glenn into orbit. However, these mathematicians of colour are not the only ‘Hidden Figures’. Nira will discuss other inspirational men and women who overcame obstacles to prove that ‘mathematics is truly for everybody!’

Dr Nira Chamberlain PhD HonDSc is the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA) and in 2019 the Inclusive Tech Alliance named Nira as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leaders in the UK’s Tech.

This event is organised by the University’s Student Success (EDI) Project within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

The event will be held online via Teams. To register for the event, please book your free ticket here: