Date of start of studies: 1 October 2019
Supervisors: Dr Fenner Tanswell and Professor Matthew Inglis


Mathematics has been acknowledged as a form of creative arts with aesthetic intrinsic to its nature (Hardy,1940; Bohm, 2004; Lockhart, 2009). The impact of aesthetic in facilitating mathematical understandings has been identified and acknowledged by a number of researchers such as Sinclair (2004). Despite the growing recognition of aesthetics in mathematics, the term is being used ambiguously in the fields of mathematics and education. My research area is to investigate the nature of aesthetic dimension  in both mathematicians and students' mathematical experience, to develop an in-depth and consistent theoretical framework of the impact of aesthetic in seeking mathematical understanding.