Interview: Paul Roberts talks to Prof Sam Cohen
Post-doc Mathematician Paul Roberts chats to Prof Sam Cohen, of the University of Oxford, about what it's like to be a Christian and a Mathematician.
Interviewee: Samuel Cohen - an associate professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford and a member of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford.
Interviewer: Paul Roberts - a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham and a member of City Church, Birmingham.
God created the world, bringing order out of chaos, and we are following along behind him as we reflect, explain and seek to understand the order which we see.
There is something inherently beautiful in patterns, in seeing how different parts of a system relate, in drawing surprising conclusions from an argument, and these are all part of what it means to find beauty and even joy in mathematics.
Mathematics is done with a pen in your hand and a look of obstinate perseverance on your face.