On 4-6 September 2023 in Belval, the Department of Mathematics organised the first edition of the Math Time.
More than 80 high-school pupils participated in this mathematical workshop, which had the objective to teach some accessible mathematics beyond what pupils are learning in school.
The workshop was divided into 3 categories:
- Junior category: lead by Tim Seuré (PhD) and Kate Vokes (Postdoc), they concentrated on some entertaining maths. Pupils could explore graphs and polyhedra.
- Intermediate category: lead by number theorists Antonella Perucca (Professor) and Flavio Perissinotto (PhD), the course was on arithmetic. Participants learned, among other things, how to prove that 97 is a prime number.
- Senior category: lead by Professor Róbert Freud who participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 1964 and has been a trainer for mathematical competitions for 40 years, this course was on problem solving.
Due to its success, the next edition is planned for July 2024.