Matt Parker, known as the Stand-up Mathematician, talks about maths on the BBC, in The Guardian and live on stage; but is probably best known for his work on the Numberphile and Stand-up Maths YouTube channels. Matt was once a classroom maths teacher, teaching in London secondary schools, and his first love is still visiting schools to talk to students and work with teachers. He is now also the Public Engagement in Maths Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and author of the book Things to Make And Do in the Fourth Dimension. His favourite number is currently 383.
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Dr Katie Steckles graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011 with a PhD in Mathematics, and has been working in outreach since 2009. Her area of study is topology and dynamical systems, but she greatly enjoys talking about all areas of maths, to groups of all ages. She has taught Mathematics Masterclasses for the Royal Institution, and regularly performs at science fairs and festivals up and down the country. Her favourite mathematical object is the Klein bottle, and in her spare time she enjoys cross-stitching computer game characters and solving the Rubik's cube at increasing speeds.
After graduating from Durham University Zoe trained as a secondary maths teacher with the University the Oxford. It was in these intitial experiences of teaching that she first developed her love for maths communication. Zoe then worked as a classroom teacher for four years before taking up a position at the Royal Institution where she created and delivered mathematics workshops for young people.
Zoe joined Think Maths in April 2017 and her work in maths communication has seen her give talks and deliver workshops for students, families and teachers: in schools both in the UK and internationally, in the Royal Institution world-famous lecture theatre, at science festivals, university and FMSP events and teacher conferences. Zoe's favourite number is i and she has been known to bake mathematical cakes. Zoe grew up in Cornwall and enjoys walking and Lindy Hop dancing.
Rob Eastaway is best known as the author of several bestselling popular maths books, including Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and The Hidden Maths of Sport. After reading Engineering at Cambridge University he spent several years as a management consultant using maths to model everything from Post Office queues to newspaper bingo games, and with Ted Dexter he devised what are now the official ICC world rankings of cricketers. For several years he was a puzzle setter for New Scientist magazine, and puzzles and games are at the centre of many of his maths talks and workshops. When he’s not doing maths he likes playing cricket and reading up on all the history he missed at school.