# Hello there Chris Budd...

**…Where do you work and what do you work with?**

At the University of Bath. I work in the general area of industrial applications of mathematics

**What have you studied?**

I have studied a mixture of courses in mathematics, physics and engineering

**Why is it that math is so fun?**

Mathematics gives us a uniquely effective tool for understanding the world around us.

**In what way do you work with math within you profession?**

Every second of my day involves maths in some way. I do research on maths, I use maths to solve problems in industry, and I teach maths to students of all ages and to the general public.

**What in your career has been challenging?**

Having a wife, two children and two dogs, and managing family commitments with work.

**What topic are you going to talk about on the Sonja Kovalevsky days?**

I will talk about the maths behind food and drink