Samuli Siltanen

Samuli Siltanen

Töölö was a cool place to grow up. The concrete courtyards were great for all kinds of games, and we would head to the Hietaniemi beach or the Rajasaari island to make little streams in the melting ice and snow in spring.

Samuli Siltanen is a professor of industrial mathematics at the University of Helsinki. His passion is to make mathematics visible to everyone, as it is found everywhere yet often out of sight. 

Siltanen received an award this year for his efforts in popularising science. Samu's YouTube channel has thousands of viewers. He is also known as an energetic performer who knows how to make math exciting.

Siltanen was born in Helsinki in 1970 and spent his childhood and youth on Mechelininkatu in Töölö. 

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