Madison Math Circle

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What is it?

The UW-Madison math department organizes a series of talks aimed at interested middle school and high school students throughout the semester. Our goal is to present fun talks that give students a taste of interesting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, the way images are shaded in video games, and how credit card numbers are securely transmitted over the internet.

After each talk we'll have snacks provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.

The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:

Alright, I want to come!


Sign up for our email list:

If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus (and tell us how many people are coming so we can purchase the appropriate amount of pizza!)

If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in Ingraham Hall room 120, on the UW-Madison campus).

Parking. Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:


If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the organizers (Lalit Jain, Dan Erman, Gheorghe Craciun, and Philip Matchett Wood):

Talks for Fall 2013

More details coming!

Mark your calendars for the first Math Circle session:

Monday October 7, 6pm to 7pm. More details soon!

All talks are at 6pm in Ingraham Hall room 120, unless otherwise noted.

Archived Math Circle Material

Archived Math Circle Material

Date and RSVP links Speaker Topic (click for more info)
October 7, 2013 Gheorghe Craciun Games Puzzles and Theorems in Geometry
October 14, 2013 Gheorghe Craciun Games Puzzles and Theorems in Geometry
October 21, 2013 Uri Andrews TBD
October 28 2013 Uri Andrews TBD