W&L’s Colbert Honored as Black Scholar Cory Colbert was a recent "Honoree of the Day" on a website that honors Black scholars in the mathematical sciences.
Cory Colbert, assistant professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University, was a recent “Honoree of the Day” on the website mathematicallygiftedandblack.com.
The website features Black scholars’ accomplishments in the mathematical sciences. Colbert was interviewed for his profile.
In the Q&A, Colbert said, “It feels really good to get better at mathematics and understand more today than you did, say, a year ago. I really like it when I can’t understand the proof of a theorem, or a difficult theory in mathematics, but then, after a few months (or years!), it finally clicks. When you look back at what you’ve come to understand, you realize that it was worth the struggle. Math is beautiful.”
Read the full interview here.
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