Who is Christmas University Challenge mathematician Nira Chamberlain?

Jeremy Paxman is back in 2021 with a batch of University Challenge Christmas episodes. Alumni from various universities across the UK have their say as the competition gets underway well this winter.

Since 1962, University Challenge has been on the air and the show has seen many masterminds featured on the show. One of this year’s Christmas episodes, airing December 27, is set to feature Nira Chamberlain. So, let’s find out more about the mathematician.

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College Challenge: Who is Nira Chamberlain?

Nira Chamberlain is a mathematician and alumnus of the University of Portsmouth according to the BBC. TV real estate expert Tayo Oguntonade is also part of Nira’s team during the Christmas University Challenge episode.

He is 52 years old and from Birmingham. Nira includes a Jamaican flag in her Biography Twitterso we can assume this is a nod to his legacy.

Nira can be found at Facebook where it is stated that he is married to Jacqueline Rhule-Chamberlain.

He is the captain of the team during the UC Christmas episode. Nira wrote on Facebook:No math questions? Oh man! Sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone.”

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Nira Chamberlain’s career explored

Nira Chamberlain graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2013 with a PhD in Mathematics.

Subsequently, he worked in data science and according to his LinkedIn pagehe is currently a Senior Business Modeling Consultant at SNC Lavalin Atkins.

Talk to More Maths Org in 2016, Nira said her favorite part of math is “the challenge of seeing the problem for the first time. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.

Is Nira one of the UK’s top scientists?

Yes, depending Loughborough UniversityDr Nira Chamberlain is listed by the Scientific Council as ‘one of the UK’s top 100 scientists.

Nira has many titles, besides being a doctor, in 2020 he became president of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

He is also a member of the European Mathematical Society and the Operational Research Society.

Nira writes in his Twitter bio that he is “Future President of the Mathematical Associationn” and a “Pro Mathematical Modeler”.

He also writes on LinkedIn that he”has two PhDs in mathematics and is listed by the PowerList 2022 Top 100 Most Influential Black Person in the UK (5th consecutive year) and Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in the UK Tech by Inclusive Board“.

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