Episode 6: Featuring Tim Trudgian, 2006 John Monash Scholar
Originally from Brisbane, Tim Trudgian obtained a DPhil in mathematics from Oxford in 2010. He returned to Canberra in 2012, after a two-year post-doc in Canada, as an ARC Early Career Research Fellow. He is currently an ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. His research is in analytic number theory. His two sons are named after former Australian test cricketers and have both developed the full Trudgian-esque armoury of offside shots.
Tim believes the human side of Mathematics is underrated. Tim believes Maths has more association with the Arts, than it does with science. Some math problems are thousands of years old and because it has such a rich history, it requires you to be well read and think broadly - you have to be creative. Tim also really enjoys talking to the younger scholars as a “non poster child” and sharing advice. He’s also a big advocate for work life balance and has his own take on the term “STEM”. He also loves his family, the Opera, Shakespeare and the intricacies of Test cricket.