The Mathematics Outreach Initiative

By on 30/10/2016

Math outreach specialists from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, meeting at the Banff International Research Station, in Alberta, Canada, from the 22nd to the 27th of November 2015, created Math Outreach International (MOI), a group dedicated to international collaboration in math outreach.

The goal is not, of course, to compete with other international initiatives (The Mathematics in Europe blog and the EMS Committee for Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics, among others), but to contribute a building block towards an increased cooperation in mathematics outreach. The AMS Notices published, in its October issue, a long article about the outcome of the Banff conference — it is available here.

A coordination committee for MOI has been established : Martin Andler (France), Chris Budd (United Kingdom), Jean-Marie De Koninck (Canada), Janine McIntosh (Australia), and Diana White (United States). We all welcome comments, messages of encouragement (and of criticism).

A second MOI conference is being planned for late 2017 or early 2018 at ICMS in Edinburgh.

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