The Intersection of Art & Science in Arcadia

Join us for a Scholar Social with Rhodes Scholar Anya Yermakov as we discuss the intersection of art and science in Arcadia!

Anya Yermakova spends most of her time exploring the space in between various branches of mathematics. With a diverse collection of (almost) five degrees all in different disciplines, she earned her undergraduates at Northwestern University, and her masters at Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Now a doctoral candidate at Harvard in History of Science and in Critical Media Practice, she researches both the improvisative within mathematics as well as the emergent structures within a given creative process. Her performance teachers have included Vijay Iyer in improvisation, Olli Mustonen in composition, Cruceta Flamenco and Diego Amador in flamenco, Jill Johnson and Rick Nodine in dance, and James Giles in piano. In the last year she has collaborated with members of the International Beethoven Project, Hubbard Street Dance, and Tunisia88, as well as Harvard’s Center for Evolutionary Dynamics and the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. With inspiration from collaborators at the time, in 2015 she co-founded the Intense Listening Institute, which aims to connect spaces of learning with spaces for performance, ignited by her interests within mathematics.

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