Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney, researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At 18 she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics, going on to win the University Medal and complete a PhD in mathematics at The University of New South Wales. Communicating mathematics is her field and passion – Clio has appeared on panel shows commenting, debating and interviewing; authored book reviews and opinion pieces; joined breakfast radio teams and current affair programs; always highlighting the mathematical element to our lives. She is the author of 'Mathematics and Sex'.
Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to...