May 20, 2019
Season 1
Episode 4

Sense Makes Math presents: Meet a Mathematician

Math Olympiads / Math Culture / Being a Professor / & His New Book - Meet a Mathematician (004): Ramin Takloo-Bighash

Ramin Takloo-Bighash is a Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the organizer of the Atkin Memorial Lectures & Workshop and an editor of the Journal of the Iranian Mathematical Society. He is a musician, a "wanna-be" painter, and helped translate the collection of poems by Shahram Sheydayi, entitled "Laughing in the Burning House."

His research is in Number Theory, Automorphic Forms, Arithmetic Geometry, and Harmonic Analysis on Lie Groups.

Ramin has coauthored the books "An Introduction to Mathematical Olympiads", "An Invitation to Modern Number Theory" and, most recently, he is the author of the new book:

"A Pythagorean Introduction to Number Theory: Triangles, Sums of Squares & Arithmetic"

available here: https://www.amazon.com/Pythagorean-Introduction-Number-Theory-Undergraduate/dp/3030026035

His website can be found here:

http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~rtakloo/

We'd like to thank Ramin for being on our show "Meet a Mathematician" and for sharing his stories and perspective with us!

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