Newsletter 2015/1

Jan. 15, 2015

Newsletter for the Math Communication Network, a project initiated by IMAGINARY aimed to professionals of math outreach. Learn more about it on the project website.

 Helicoid with Handles by Ulrich Pinkall

In this Newsletter:

  • Fairs.
  • Conferences.
  • Offers for collaboration.
  • Short notes.

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La semaine des mathématiques (week of mathematics) (France, March 14-22, 2015)

A week of activities all across France, at lycées and open-public venues, including: open days, public conferences, local events, workshops, exhibitions, visits, experiences with math games, etc.

Main events (all in French) are:

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015 : Launch of Semaine des mathématiques.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 : Tests of the “15èmes olympiades nationales de mathématiques”.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 : Tests of the “Kangourou des mathématiques”.

  • Saturday, March 21 and  Sunday, March 22, 2015 : Running of “forums mathématiques vivantes”, chaired by Michèle Artigue and Cédric Villani, at Paris, Lyon and Marseille.



Recreational mathematics IV (Lisbon, Portugal, January 24-27, 2015)

The Ludus Association, totgether with  the Portuguese Mathematical Society,  Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), and Ciência Viva, will organize the Recreational Mathematics Colloquium IV. This is part of a series of conferences under the umbrella of Gathering for Gardner (G4G). The event will take place at Pavilhão do Conhecimento.

The Colloquium will be a Show and Tell of bright pearls of Mathematics, with varied levels of sophistication, entertaining many audiences. Its main goal is to foster mathematical appreciation, an important step if we are to see improvements in the future generations.


Bridges 2015 (Baltimore, USA, July 29 - August 1, 2015)

Bridges is the annual conference on Art and Mathematics, one of the most renowned meetings in the field. Bridges Baltimore 2015 will feature talks and artworks presenting the latest ideas in mathematics and the arts from experts around the world, including regular and short papers, invited talks, hands-on workshops, a Visual Art Exhibition, a Short Movie Festival, a Musical Event, a Theater Event, a Mathematical Poetry Event, a Giant Zometool Construction, and an excursion.

The conference is now open for submissions on new works on several categories: regular papers, workshop papers, short papers, artworks for the exhibition, and short movies. Check deadlines in the conference page.


Espace Mathématique Francophone (Algiers, Algeria, October 10-14, 2015)

The Espace Mathématique Francophone is a society devoted to the education in mathematics in the French-speaking world. It organizes scientific meetings every 3 years in French-speaking countries, being next year in Algeria. Amongst other didactic and pedagogic topics, the conference will feature a Special Project “Vulgarisation des mathématiques” that will expand 3 time slots for a total of 5h30m of working time of a reduced team in the subject. The Call for participation is open.


Offers for collaboration

Professor Sándor Kabai, from the math museum of Eötvös University (ELTE) (Budapest, Hungary), seeks collaboration with regard to distributing books and model making. Professor Kabai is engineer, expert in Wolfram Mathematica graphics and in construction of polyhedral and geometrical models, and has published several books on computer graphics. He looks for people interested in establishing relations with ELTE museum in Budapest. See the detailed offer in this link.


Short notes



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