Professor Chris Good: To infinity and beyond

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (17:15-18:30)

As part of the Inaugural Lecture Series of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, join Professor Chris Good, Professor of Mathematics and Deputy Head of School, as he delivers his inaugural lecture.

Abstract: This lecture will chart his development as a mathematician from his first experience of infinity as a young child through to his present day work on topological dynamics. Chris will introduce his work, highlighting three favourite theorems he has proven over the course of his career. He will explain what inspired him to become a mathematician and why the study of pure mathematics matters. Along the way, he will talk about the importance of family, rugby, bread and coffee.

Chris Good is Professor of Mathematics and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics. He is the author of over 50 research articles in set-theoretic topology and topological dynamics. Chris has a long standing interest in teaching and was awarded the first Head of School's Excellence in Teaching Award.