Thank you for IC16 and announcment of new MPE competition

Jul. 7, 2017


Dear IC16 participants,

we apologize for the very late newsletter with which we would like to thank you all for attending and making IC16 a great experience.

photo credit: Henry Segerman, Jessica Wieczorek

Thank you very much also for your valuable feedback, which will help the organizers of IC18 to make it even better (in particular the wifi and the workshop facilities). In general, the feedback was very positive, you liked the workshop/talk mixture and as best talks were mentioned:

  • Fast Prototyping of Interactive Mathematical Content - Jürgen Richter Gebert
  • How to Bake Pi - Eugenia Cheng
  • Visualizing Mathematics with 3d Printing & Editing Spherical Video, Möbius Transformations - Henry Segerman

We are also working on a workshop evaluation and will let you know about the progress of the individual projects.

Find impressions of our gathering in this two-minute video.
We are also happy to share with you several video albums:


We would also like to use this newsletter to invite you to take part in the international Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition. The deadline to enter the competition is July 16, 2017.

We are looking for exhibition modules, which raise the awareness of the mathematics involved in the planet’s ecosystem or in the way civilization is organized. Modules submitted to this competition can be of one of the following formats: 

  • Program. An interactive software exhibit to be used either on the web or in a museum.
  • Hands-on. A module explaining how to realize a physical exhibit in a museum.
  • Film. A short video that can be shown in an exhibition.
  • Image gallery. A collection of images accompanied by a mathematical description.

The best modules will be awarded a prize (total prize money 10,000 US$) and will be featured in the already successful MPE exhibition. There will be a special prize for Africa-related exhibits.

Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) is an initiative of mathematical science organizations from around the world designed to showcase the ways in which the mathematical sciences can be useful in tackling our world’s problems. It started with a competition in 2012. This second competition is organized and supported by IMAGINARYUNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).

Please share this information with your colleagues, students, and friends.

Thanks again and best greetings from Berlin,
your IMAGINARY team

PS: The IMAGINARY-Uruguay team is working on the local organization of IC18. It will most probably take place in December 2018 in Uruguay!


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