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Tadashi Tokieda Director of Mathematics, University of Cambridge


Tadashi Tokieda is the Director of Studies in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is interested in physics, particularly related to toys. He invents, collects, and studies toys—simple objects from daily life that can be found or made, yet which, if played with imaginatively, exhibit behaviors so surprising that they intrigue scientists for weeks. Born in Japan and educated in France as a classical philologist, Tokieda is a scholar and polyglot. In addition to Japanese, French, and English, he knows Greek, Latin, classical Chinese, Finnish, Spanish, and Russian. He is specialized in the popularization of mathematics and physics and is an outstanding communicator. Dr. Tokieda delivered a public lecture at Stony Brook University in 2016 as part of the Della Pietra Lecture series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. 

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