I’m pleased to introduce another year of Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals. We thank our hosts and sponsors, the desJardins/Blachman fund, Bechtel, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, and Stanford’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) for supporting another year of these events. As you know, the festivals are intended for students in grades 6-12. The festivals are named in honor of Julia Robinson, the Berkeley mathematician who, among other important discoveries, made significant contributions to the solution of Hilbert’s Tenth Problem.
Our first event of the year will take place on January 30 at UC Berkeley. We will run morning and afternoon sessions. The morning
session will begin at 9am and run through 1:15pm, with the first hours consisting of mathematical activities and raffle prizes and the last hour being a math circle style talk. The afternoon session will begin at about noon and begin with the talk, followed by activities and prizes. More information, registration links, T-shirt orders, and so on will be available at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/249 (or at http://tinyurl.com/JRMFBerkeley which is a pointer to that same web page at the moment). There is a registration fee, but if you have difficulty paying, you can request a fee waiver with a simple check box, so please don’t let lack of funds discourage you from organizing a group to attend.
We will have further events at dates to be arranged, at SF State and at Stanford and perhaps other sites in the Bay Area and around the country. If you know any school, university, or corporation who might be interested in hosting, please let us know! We’re happy to help organize smaller events at individual schools as well as our traditional larger events at universities and corporations.
Hope to see you there!
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