MMV #8 Autumn Kent

Autumn Kent: Geometry and Topology

Mathematician #8 is Autumn Kent, an American mathematician specializing in geometry and topology. She is a self described “late bloomer” who initially went to college to become an English teacher, but enjoyed her math classes so much that she decided to become a mathematician instead. Autumn is a trans woman who advocates for more trans representation in the mathematics community. She is currently a professor at University of Wisconson-Madison.

Kent made a lovely explanation of the connections between old school video games and topology in this Fields Institute video: Asteroids, Donuts, and Topology. I also enjoyed reading her interview in Scientific American, “Being a Trans Mathematician.”

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I am a printmaker living in Vermont. I print by hand with water-based inks on archival paper at my kitchen table. My work is inspired by my family, festivals and nature.

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