Just thought I’d bring the upcoming GeoGebra Conference 2014 in Budapest to your attention.
The main purpose of the conference is to provide a meeting platform for [International GeoGebra Institute (IGI)] members, and GeoGebra users, including teachers of all levels, educators, researchers, and developers from all over the World. The conference will allow ample time for speakers and audience interaction, and will encourage discussion of experiences, sharing of good practices, effective mathematics pedagogies that include GeoGebra, and enhancement of professional skills, and knowledge.
More information and registration: GeoGebra Conference Budapest 2014
via The De Morgan Forum
A bit of press release copy-pasting for you now, as the Simons Foundation announced a celebration of the mathematics of Pierre Deligne. When the release first went out it was called ‘Deligne Day’, but cooler heads have prevailed and it’s now “A Celebration of the Mathematics of Pierre Deligne”. It’s also my dad’s birthday, as it happens.
Fans of hyperbolic crochet, and hyperbole, will be pleased to hear that Daina Taimina’s exhibit ‘Hyperbolic Hyperbolic Hyperbolic‘ is being shown at the DUMBO Arts Festival in New York, on 28 & 29 September. The show features examples of hyperbolic crochet, and invites visitors to experiment with their own hyperbolic crochet and paper creations.
More info (and an extensive selection of sexy hyperbolic crochet photos):
Hyperbolic Hyperbolic Hyperbolic, on the DUMBO Arts Festival website
via Daina Taimina on Twitter
George Hart is putting on a one-man show of his sculptures at Stony Brook University. He’s posted this video of him walking through the exhibition and describing the pieces on display.
George also gave a lecture to open the exhibition, which you can watch on the SCGP website.
Euclid’s Kiss: Geometric Sculpture of George Hart is on display at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics during September and October.
More information: Euclid’s Kiss: Geometric Sculpture of George Hart
via George Hart on Google+
The Royal Statistical Society have announced ‘Show me the data’ events at the Conservative and Labour party conferences this autumn. Each conference will host three meetings relating to “the importance of interpreting and understanding statistics”, run by the RSS with the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Ipsos Mori.
Next week, scientists, science fans and science communicators will converge on Cheltenham town hall for a week of high-quality science festival. But how much of the programme is given over to the queen of all sciences, Mathematics? Here’s a list of some of the events going on we’d be interested in going to.