Sylvie Paycha and Marta Sanz Solé Sylvie Paycha and Marta Sanz Solé

In my second life, I don’t know whether

I would choose mathematics. I have always

thought of mathematics as my job and not as

my life. Yet I have devoted days and nights

to mathematics and have worked very

intensively on research.

Marta Sanz Solé

I like challenges and I view mathematics as a very difficult and challenging subject. When I think back, I was always motivated by challenges and I recall how I admired orchestra conductors and pilots, such as Saint Exupéry. When I discovered analysis I found it a wonderful subject, I like to put all the epsilons together, using meticulous computations.