Schedule for: 15w5101 - International Math Outreach Workshop

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, November 22 and departing Friday November 27, 2015
Sunday, November 22
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
21:00 - 23:00 Informal gathering
Beverages and small assortment of snacks are available on a cash honor system.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, November 23
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:17 - 10:22 Christiane Rousseau: Popularization of Mathematics (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:50 - 12:00 Janine McIntosh: The AMSI Experience (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 14:00 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
14:00 - 14:20 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. Please don't be late, or you will not be in the official group photo! The photograph will be taken outdoors so a jacket might be required.
(TCPL Foyer)
14:20 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
14:57 - 15:57 Chris Budd: Can we talk maths in public ...and get away with it? (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, November 24
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Matheus Grasselli: Math Outreach -- Testimony by Cédric Villani (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 10:00 Matheus Grasselli: Skype with Cédric Villani (TCPL)
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:40 - 11:52 Glenn Stevens: Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:40 - 14:24 Diana White: Math Circles -- Mathematicians Fostering Habits of Mind in K12 Teachers and Students (TCPL 201)
14:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
14:24 - 14:50 Alessandra Pantano: UC Irvine Math CEO Project (TCPL 201)
15:20 - 16:20 Martin Andler: Mathematics Outreach: A French Experience (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, November 25
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:04 - 10:04 George Paul Csicsery: Math films and videos by MSRI and Zala Films (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
19:30 - 21:00 Presentation of “How I Came to Hate Math” at the Banff Center

There will be a Q&A session with Olivier Peyon, by Skype

Comment j’ai détesté les math (How I Came to Hate Math) is a documentary film exploring mathematicians and their love of numbers.

For most people the words 'math' and 'exciting' don’t go together. In fact for some they might as well be words from different languages. How I Came to Hate Math takes a humorous look at math’s apparent ability to repel en masse and suggests that the haters are giving the numbers racket a bum rap. Olivier Peyon interviews math celebrities from around the world, including Cédric Villani, winner of math’s Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal in 2010, Stanford University Professor George Papanicolaou, and mathematician/hedge fund manager Jim Simons. With engaging stories and simple explanations, these experts reveal that math is not only central to our technology and our economy – it’s the invisible clockwork behind our lives. But a word of warning, you just might come away thinking math is exciting.

Nominated for a Best Documentary César in 2014, How I Came To Hate Math is the second feature-length film from writer/director Olivier Peyon.

“The film makes math wizards friendly and turns equations into verse.”
- Isabelle Reigner, Le Monde

See more at: https://www.banffcentre.ca/events/how-i-came-to-hate-math

(Max Bell Auditorium)
Thursday, November 26
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 John Mighton (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
11:37 - 12:12 Mie Johannesen: Nadia Safranière and Mie Johannesen: Student Perspective on Outreach (TCPL 201)
14:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, November 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)