The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. Titled ‘Mäin Element’, the series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The ninth episode features maths professor Hugo Parlier.
In this episode, we meet Hugo Parlier, Full Professor in Mathematics at the University of Luxembourg. How would you have reacted if someone had said to you at school: Maths is fun? Hugo Parlier has set himself the task of making fun tasks out of complex mathematics. Whether as an analogue puzzle or as an app. It worked out so well that the puzzles made it all the way to the Dubai World’s Fair. We learn about Hugo, his experiences of taking maths to outreach projects, and his idol, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Listen to the podcast (English) on Journal.lu or on Spotify
Hugo Parlier was also shortlisted for an FNR Award for Outstanding Mentor in 2021. Discover more in the video below.
About the ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series
So far, eight podcast are planned in the ‘Mäin Element‘ series, featuring four female and four male scientists from various scientific disciplines and institutions in Luxembourg. The language of the podcast varies depending on which researcher is guest.
“I am delighted with this collaboration with journal.lu and the use of the podcast format, which adds to the wide range of communication formats we use at the FNR to showcase and explain the array of exciting projects and people supported by the FNR.” – Didier Goossens, Head of Corporate Communication at FNR
Listen to the previous podcast episodes featuring child poverty researcher Anne-Catherine Guio (University of Luxembourg); law expert Habiba Abubaker (Max Planck), photovoltaics researcher Prof Phillip Dale (Univeristy of Luxembourg)[English]; eating disorder researcher Dr Annika Lutz (University of Luxembourg); deep learning researcher Prof Djamila Aouada; microbiologist Prof Paul Wilmes (LCSB); hydrologist Dr Laurent Pfister (LIST) [Luxembourgish]; computer scientist Stéphane Bordas (English); and neuroscientist Prof Anne Grünewald (LCSB, University of Luxembourg) [German]
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