Welcome to my website! I'm an applied mathematician in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge, with a focus on wave scattering and inverse problems. I also have a long-standing interest in mathematical firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty Admissions Officer in the Maths Faculty
- Senior Research Associate in DAMTP
- Affiliated Lecturer in DAMTP
- College Lecturer in Newnham College
- Director of Studies in Mathematics in Newnham College
- Tutor in Newnham College
I'm also affiliated to the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI).
My interest in Maths started at secondary school in Italy, and at first I started having fun with symbolic logic and mathematical objects such as groups and rings. Physics and the philosophy of quantum physics also sparked my interest so my first degree at the Universita degli Studi of Milan was in Physics. After a stint teaching Mathematics and Physics in secondary schools in Milan, and then Applied Mathematics at Tel-Aviv University, I moved to the UK in 1984 to study for a PhD in Applied Mathematics with Professor Derek Richards at the Open University. In 1988, I took up a post-doctoral research position at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. Following a 5 year career break in 1991 to look after my two young children, I joined Lucy Cavendish in 1995 with a Daphne Jackson Research Fellowship, and started working in the Faculty of Mathematics. I was subsequently Lu Gwei Djen Research Fellow in Lucy Cavendish, before becoming Graduate Tutor from 1999 until 2015, and Director of Studies in Mathematics from 2007. Since 1995, I've worked on various research projects in DAMTP. I have also contributed to a variety of outreach activities over the years, becoming Faculty Admissions Officer in 2015.