Heriot-Watt University Committee

Meet our Heriot-Watt committee! Gemma and Sabina co-founded our Heriot-Watt node together in 2020. This year Clara, Gemma and Stefanie act as local Piscopia representatives.

The next PhD Information event for Heriot-Watt students is on the 18th March from 1-2pm. Come along and chat to us about what it’s like to be a PhD student in Maths. More details to follow soon!

Their first PhD information took place on the 20th October 2021 from 2-3pm.

Clara Flegel (she/her) is from Munich (Germany) and has just started her PhD at Heriot-Watt University. 
Her academic interest is in geometric group theory, in particular the (non-positively curved) geometry of Artin groups. She did her undergraduate BSc degree in Maths at Heriot-Watt University and also loves photography and music!
Email: crf3@hw.ac.uk

Stefanie Zbinden (she/her) is from Switzerland and has just started her PhD in Maths at Heriot-Watt University. Her academic interest lies in geometric group theory in particular in the studies of hyperbolic-like groups. She did her MSc at ETH Zurich and loves competitive programming and playing board games. Email: sz2020@hw.ac.uk

Gemma Crowe (she/her) is from Fife in Scotland and is in her 2nd year of her PhD in Maths at Heriot-Watt University. Her research is in combinatorial and geometric group theory, in particular decision problems in groups and extensions. She did her undergraduate MMath degree in Pure Maths at the University of St Andrews. She loves music as well as walks in the beautiful Scottish countryside! Email: ggc2000@hw.ac.uk