Life at ThinkTank Maths

A Company of Collective Intelligence

At ThinkTank Maths we think of ourselves as a collaborative research and technology development hub rather than a hierarchical commercial entity. Our greatest results are achieved thanks to the collective intelligence of our diverse team. Working together allows us to combine our individual knowledge and strengths — it’s challenging and it’s fun.

This philosophy extends to all aspects of ThinkTank Maths. The company’s flat structure means that suggestions and new ideas are welcome from everybody, whether they concern the office environment, complex research projects or new outdoor adventures.

We are also committed to the personal development of each team member. A quarterly review helps everybody to build upon their strengths and assess their areas for further development in order to achieve their full potential. A program of monthly meetings with newcomers helps new members of the team to settle in and feel at home.

Well-Being and Adventures

ThinkTank Maths cares about everybody’s general well-being. Active brains need sustenance, and the office is well-stocked with free tea, coffee, organic fresh fruit and dark chocolate.

Hillwalking, golf, water sports on our doorstep – monthly events in the summer season give everyone a chance to explore Scotland’s beautiful landscapes and try out something new. In the winter we clear our heads with lunchtime walks, exploring science, art, and architecture in Edinburgh’s landmarks, galleries and museums. As we all come from different parts of the world, it is a great way to get to know the city and the country.

And, everybody gets a chance to enhance our work environment in the rotating role of Office Ranger. Projects range from creating new artwork to decorate the office to organising our quarterly themed dinners. For example, we celebrated Yuri Gagarin’s first spaceflight at the office with a feast of Russian food and entertainment. Burn’s Night is always celebrated with a feast of haggis, ‘neeps and tatties’, music and poetry and washed down (for those who like it) with a good Malt. Whatever you’re passionate about, as the Ranger you have the opportunity to share it with everyone.

Working at ThinkTank Maths is a truly unique experience. I have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects in the most exciting scientific research areas. One thing is very clear: I am surrounded by brilliant people with a diverse and strong mathematical background. It is amazing what can be achieved when you combine efforts and knowledge from such a research team. A researcher’s input is never ignored; It is, in fact, essential to the research process and a team member is strongly encouraged to contribute in the shaping of ideas from the very beginning of a project. There is no doubt that there is a lot of passion about what we do; it’s not just a job.
The whole organisation made me feel welcome, from the very first day, and they have been actively looking after my well-being. They have helped me with settling in and are always willing to provide guidance in a selfless way. Edinburgh is indeed a beautiful city and I am thankful for the opportunity to live here and participate in many enjoyable activities, some for the very first time in my life.
I am proud to be a member of the TTM family and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Marios, Researcher

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