Is the proof that sqrt(2) is irrational actually important? Should I do a PhD? Why would I want to found a startup? After graduating from TP in 2008, Alan Richardson did a Master’s in High Performance Computing at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a PhD in Geophysics at MIT, worked in the research centres of several major oil companies, and then founded Ausar Geophysical. He will share experiences he has had along the way, and some thoughts on these important questions.

As always, after the talk there’ll be a reception available in the MathSoc room, open to all.