FELLOW DR MARIA UBIALI FINDS BEAUTY IN THE UNKNOWN IN A FILM SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED FROM BIRGITTA OLOFSSON

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Dr Birgitta Olofsson is a scientist, former Director of Studies in Biology and Bye-Fellow of Newnham College, turned film maker after a Digital Filmmaking course at Hills Road College. She collaborates with Jonnie Howard Film and has produced several films with a focus on scientists and their life stories. She particularly seeks to promote women researchers, both historical and contemporary. Most of all she wants to tell a story: vivid, compelling and unique.

Dr Maria Ubiali is the Sheila Edmonds Lecturer in Mathematics at Newnham and Principal Investigator of the ‘Physics Beyond the Standard Proton’ project at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Maria set up and runs Newnham’s Maths Summer School. Her work tackles a number of open fundamental questions about the structure of the proton and the origin of our Universe.

What is matter and how can we describe the world around us? In a film specially commissioned from Birgitta Olofsson, Maria guides us to the fundamental questions in particle physics and shows us where all of us can find beauty. She also explores why Newnham College is such an attractive college for women to study maths and physics.

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