After the visit of the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to Novosibirsk in March 2021, a series of publications appeared in the media regarding the discussion about the name of the next workshop of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok. In 2021, the event was named the Great Mathematical Workshop. The name is due not only to the ideology and the terminological discussions but also to a significant expansion of the scale of the event itself: leading mathematical and methodological centers have already joined the organization: the Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute (St. Petersburg), International Scientific and Methodological Center of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Ural Mathematical Center (Yekaterinburg), Mathematical center of Tomsk State University (Tomsk).
The Second Mathematical Workshop, like the preceding First Workshop of the MCA
, will be a series of two weekly intensives (July 12–17 and August 9–14, 2021), separated by an intermodule. As part of the work, teams of high school and university students, as well as young scientists will have to try their hand at solving interesting research problems.
The work of the workshop is based on the principle of "education through research"
, the necessary conditions for the implementation of which are the direct involvement of all parties (researchers, customers, executors) in the communication process and activities, ability to enter the project and subject area quickly, and prompt acquisition of experimental prototypes.
Applications for projects of the Second Mathematical Workshop are already being accepted and will be until April 12. The main criterion for the projects is the presence of a feasible goal which researchers or customers from the economic sector will be able to use. For example, the solution to a problem can be the development of a service or other end product.
You can apply for the inclusion of the project in the Workshop via a designated form.
The start of the selection of workshop participants is scheduled for May 17.
At the First Workshop of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, 25 projects were presented, in which students and scientists from 64 organizations took part. 149 participants completed the entire program. The video materials can be found here.