This is a part 2 of my conversation with Dr Jonathan Farley. If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, below is a short bio of the Dr Farley.
Dr Jonathan David Farley is a well-recognised mathematician, traveller, entrepreneur among other things. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In this episode, we talk about Math and his professional career. Below is a list of some of the topics we covered:
-When he became interested in Math
-Can anyone learn Math?
-How he applies Math in other areas
-How he would use Math to eliminate ISIS
-How he helps students to get straight A’s
-His thoughts on the current education system
-How math should be taught in schools
-His definition of “smart”
-And all the questions from listeners.
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