Yearly Archives: 2016

Alumnos y profesores de enseñanza media participan en 1era Jornada del Campeonato de Matemáticas

¿Cómo elegir el trayecto más corto entre una distancia entre A y B? ¿De qué manera modelar matemáticamente situaciones de la vida real? ¿Cómo se está confeccionando el nuevo mecanismo de admisión escolar?

Estos y otros conocimientos fueron adquiridos por estudiantes y profesores de enseñanza media provenientes de la Región Metropolitana, Los Andes y Concepción que participaron en la “Primera Jornada de Divulgación para alumnos y profesores de enseñanza media del CMAT”.

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XII Discrete Mathematics Summer School

Continuing with this tradition, the first week of January 2017 the Nucleus is organizing the twelfth version of the Escuela de Verano de Matematicas Discretas (Discrete Math Summer School).

This year three outstanding speakers will deliver courses around the main topic “Algorithms”. Indeed Neil Olver (VU Amsterdam) will talk about algorithms for flow problems, David Shmoys (Cornell) about approximation algorithm, while Santosh Vempala (GaTech) will talk about algorithms for volume computation.

Five postdocs joining the Nucleus

Between August and November 2016 five postdocs are joining the Nucleus and will devote full time to research.

One the one hand, economist Jackie Zhang (PhD Caltech) and Marc Schroeder (PhD Maastricht) are joining the nucleus as part of a joint effort with the MIPP led bu Juan Escobar. They will devote part of their time to investigate questions arising in the school admissions project.

Graph theorist Fabio Botler (PhD Sao Paulo) will spend part of his time working with Nucleus researchers in Valparaiso. Finally computer scientists Kevin Schewior (PhD Berlin) and Krzysztof Fleszar (PhD Würzburg) are joining the Nucleus as part of the collaboration with the Max Planck Institute in Informatics.

Teaching is Learning in BM

Led by Nucleus researcher Jeremy Barbay, in our outreach project “Teaching is Learning” high school students develop animated videos about educational topics. In this project the student deepen their knowledge of a specific topic while developing their computational thinking and programing skills.

The last edition of Beauchef Magazine features this project among other initiatives carried out by faculty at the Computer Science department at U. Chile. See the article HERE.

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