The Great Mathematical Workshop reveals 2021 project lineup and opens registration

The Great Mathematical Workshop — the Second Workshop of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok — is timed to coincide with the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. The Workshop is an event consisting of two "intensive weeks" (12–17 July and 16–21 August), separated by a four-week intermodule. In addition to the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, this year the workshop will operate at 3 more venues: Euler International Mathematical Institute (St. Petersburg), HSE International Centre for Research and Teaching (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod) and Regional Scientific And Educational Mathematical Center of Tomsk State University (Tomsk).

In the spring of 2021, representatives of scientific organizations and companies in the real sector of the economy applied for the inclusion of their projects in the workshop. And now all the projects are published on the GMW website. There are face-to-face and work-from-home projects for schoolchildren and students. Their themes vary from teaching artificial intelligence to create art, to teaching drones to fly without GPS, to training a neural network to read and understand "War and Peace", to creating digital farms that grow the best tomatoes. The Workshop also presents projects of a fundamental nature: the participants will have to understand online calculations in a few weeks, contribute to the development of the theory of hypergeometric functions, conduct a computer search and modeling of a family of fractals, build an analogue of the Yang-Baxter equation for an n-dimensional simplex, and much more... All tasks solved within the workshop are open for public. 

Working on one of 42 projects, schoolchildren, students and young researchers will have to communicate with customers, determine the way of solving the proposed problem and translate their plans into reality. The main activity at the Workshop is group work. Within its framework, teams will set goals and objectives, formulate hypotheses, define and implement methods for testing or achieving them and analyze the results.

Most of the projects will communicate in Russian. English is an exclusive option for international teams. As Galileo Galilei said, mathematics is the language in which nature speaks to us. Therefore, the working language for discussion is mathematics and schemes.

Evgeny Vdovin, director of the Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok, says:

This year the Workshop has a large number of interdisciplinary projects. We hope to attract not only mathematicians to participate, but also linguists, biologists, semanticists, sociologists, and so on. I believe that everyone will find something to their liking!

You can apply for participation until June 6.