New Starter Omar Leon Sanchez

Welcoming Omar Leon Sanchez as Turing Fellow in Pure Mathematics

Omar Leon Sanchez

Omar Leon Sanchez started with us in October 2016, having taken up a Turing Fellowship in Pure Mathematics. We caught up with him to find out how the past few weeks have been.

Welcome Omar! How are you finding Manchester so far?

I love Manchester - the city is incredibly alive. There are activities and events for every taste and for every moment of life. It won't take you long to find an interesting restaurant or store that you didn't even know you were looking for!

We couldn't agree more! How do you like to spend your time when you're not working?

Well, Manchester has a great music scene. I try to go to Symphony-Orchestra concerts as much as possible (especially if Tchaikovsky or Wagner are on the list!). I also like to relax by playing boardgames (Robert Rally, Seven Wonders, etc.), catching a Woody Allen movie and watching a good Japanese anime. 

An incredibly varied array of hobbies! How did you begin your academic career in algebraic model theory?

I completed my PhD on the model theory of differential fields at The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Then I held a 3 year postdoctoral position at McMaster University, also in Canada, where I worked within their (very friendly) Logic Group.

And how are you finding your new position here at The University of Manchester?

I must start by saying that it's an incredibly exciting time to be at the University. The Pure Mathematics Department within the School is growing and bringing in new people from many different areas of research. So far I have met people with extremely diverse mathematical interests that I hope to interact and collaborate with in the future. 

We wish Omar the very best of luck with his research and position within the School.

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