Many of my activities revolve around Mathema. Together with Paul Turner, we've created an interactive book which aims to explain mathematics to a broad audience. The goal is to engage the reader with accessible yet authentic mathematics illustrating the true nature of mathematics. It is much more than a book and interactive activities play a central role in the experience.
Warning: There is a bug (but luckily an easy fix) for iPads when the language of the iPad is not set to English or French when Mathema is installed.
Here's how to fix it:
Uninstall Mathema and set the iPad language to English in the Settings.
Reset the language of the iPad back to whatever it was before.
The book was released for iPad and on Mac. We hope to have a version for other platforms such as Android one day. Paul has a nice website with more information about the book and who it's for.
In addition to the book, the Mathema project also consists of material for workshops and science displays:
The Mathema project would not have been possible without the support of an AGORA grant to help promote dialogue between researchers and the general public.
We are also very grateful to our publisher TomBooks for the trust and financial support.
- Science Festival: Unpuzzling Mathematics
- November 2017. Abbaye de Neumünster. Mathematical lounge created with Bruno Teheux (and with the help of other animators!)
- Cours CRM
- September 2017, a mini-course for 50 high school mathematics teachers.
- IFEN: workshop for teachers in Luxembourg.
- May 2017. Campus Belval. With the help of Thierry Meyrath.
- Math for America: workshops for math teachers in New York, NY:
- March 2016. Evening workshop.
- June 2015. Full day workshop.
- March 2015. Evening workshop.
- Tec Days workshops: for high school students in Switzerland
- November 2015, Neuchatel. With the help of Jordane Granier.
- October 2014, Gymnase Beaulieu, Lausanne. With the help of Camille Petit.
- Women in Science and Technology workshops at the University of Fribourg
- March 2016, organized by Michael Dougoud and Jordane Granier
- March 2015, organized by Camille Petit and Laura Vinckenbosch
- March 2014, with the help of Camille Petit.
- UniFr Open Days: workshops for high school students
- November 2015, a workshop for high school students. With the help of Jordane Granier.
- November 2014, a workshop for high school students. With the help of Camille Petit and Laura Vinckenbosch.
- Other workshops
- October 2015, a workshop for future high school teachers at the HEP Lausanne.
- June 2015, a workshop for high school students at the Gymnase de Chamblandes, Pully.
- An exhibit for the Road Show of the Jubilé,
- June-October 2014, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of Fribourg. I was also invited to give a talk at one of the Road Show stops.
- Nuit de la Science 2014 / 2016, Genève
- July 2014, with Paul Turner and the help of the University of Geneva.
- Cours CRM
- September 2014, a workshop/interactive mini-course for 50 high school mathematics teachers. With the help of Camille Petit.
I was one of the organizers of the Women in Science and Technology workshops of the University of Fribourg. The goal is to have scientists of our university organize workshops for female high school students to give them an opportunity to experience advanced research at an early age.
I've organized several workshops myself, together with Paul Turner and more recently with Camille Petit.
I was a committee member for the Cafés Scientifiques. In particular, on December 4th 2014, there was a café about how to communicate mathematics to the general public.