Successful first edition of the Math Time

    11 September 2023
  • Category
  • Topic

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.

It has been inspiring to see many pupils of different ages that are passionate about mathematics. They have shown us great potential, and we wish them all the best for their future studies.”

Prof. Antonella Perucca

Associate professor in Mathematics and its Didactics