Kathryn Hess, professor of mathematics

“I believe in the existence of mathematical truths that are waiting to be discovered”

She tells us about how the intersection between Beethoven and an equation helped her find her calling, about a teacher who was able to see that she wasn’t suited to physics, and about her Platonic understanding of mathematics. She talks about the intuition that guides her, the ever-present threat of error, how working collectively speeds up progress, and her belief that there is still lots to be done to attract girls to the sciences.