School "Les Cigales": A week to discover mathematics in a different way

As part of the 2019-2020 mathematics year, the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (I2M) organizes, during the All Saints' Day holidays, an intensive school week on the theme of mathematics for about twenty high school girls from the Aix-Marseille Academy. The objective is to promote science and discover mathematics in a different way, through the laboratory and this scientific culture experiment.

Date: Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 1, 2019
Location: International Centre for Mathematical Encounters (CIRM)
163 Avenue de Luminy - 13009 Marseille

For a week, where some of them will be on holiday, the high school girls will meet in the magnificent setting of the CIRM (UMS, AMU/CNRS/Société mathématiques de France) on the Marseille Luminy campus to deepen their knowledge of mathematics. The purpose of this experiment is to contribute to the dissemination of culture and the scientific spirit.

On the program:

  • Morning: open problem workshops inspired by those of Maths in Jeans
  • Afternoon: sports activities in collaboration with the Faculty of Sports Sciences
  • Late afternoon: conferences for the general public
  • Friendly evenings: conferences, games, fun activities, etc.

The teaching team is composed of professor-researchers from Aix-Marseille University, CNRS researchers. The project is also supported by the regional educational inspectorate of the Aix-Marseille academy. The stay is entirely taken care of by the organizers.

For more information:

Mathematics Institute of Marseille
Scientific culture
scientific popularization