• Question: Are any part of your family mathematicians??

    Asked by jeon kimchi on 9 Jan 2020. This question was also asked by veronica17.
    • Photo: Maja Popovic

      Maja Popovic answered on 9 Jan 2020:

      Not really pure mathematicians, but:

      — my grandpa was electrical engineer, and for that you need a lot of maths! 🙂
      — my husband is a computer scientist (also highly related)
      — so far, the favourite subject of both of my kids is maths!

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      Sreejita Ghosh answered on 9 Jan 2020:

      Not directly, not purely. My dad is a doctor and my mom a Biology teacher.
      My dad’s sister is a mathematician. Her son (my cousin) used to be an electrical engineer and then became a Computer scientist ( so yeah, Maths-y). My dad’s brother used to be a mechanical engineer (and he and my aunt used to help me with Maths during school). His son is a Computer engineer.
      So that’s all 🙂

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      Fiona Macfarlane answered on 9 Jan 2020:

      Nope, my family were quite into science though as both my parents were doctors, my brothers are both engineers and one of my sisters is a biology teacher!

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      Dominique Sleet answered on 9 Jan 2020:

      None of my family are really interested in science and maths at all. However this year I got them to watch the Christmas Lectures and to my surprise they did including my 90yr old+ grandparents who have never had any interest in STEM (I think mostly to try and spot me on the television) and they actually enjoyed them and even my mum who professes a hatred of maths said she learnt something, so I consider that a success!

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      Amy Mason answered on 14 Jan 2020:

      No. My father was the first person in my extended family to go to uni and I’m the second. He did physics, then worked in marketing and computing.