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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 Van Vleck Hall room B231, on the UW-Madison campus).  
 
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 Van Vleck Hall room B231, on the UW-Madison campus).  
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<!--'''Parking''' on campus is rather limited.  There are two max-25-minute meters in Lot 11 [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Parking+Lot+11,+UW-Madison,++Madison,+WI&hl=en&ll=43.072368,-89.402468&spn=0.025973,0.014999&sll=43.319666,-89.589504&sspn=0.827767,0.479965&hq=Parking+Lot+11,&hnear=University+of+Wisconsin-Madison,+Madison,+Wisconsin+53706&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A Lot 11] on Observatory Drive, and there are also a few metered spots in
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'''Parking''' on campus is rather limited.  There are two metered spots (25 minute max) in [http://goo.gl/maps/p6zA3 Lot 11] off of Observatory Drive (directly in front of Ingraham hall), there are 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall] (a .2 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/9NNNm these directions]), and there are also a 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] (a .3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/P156B these directions]).
  
on campus is free at most (but not all) outdoor parking lots after 4:30pm.
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The closest parking that is free (starting 4:30pm) is [http://goo.gl/maps/0ABDu Lot 34], which is a .3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/sYGl1 these directions].  For more information on, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].
Parking lots #25 (Elizabeth Waters) and #26 (Observatory Hill) may be the most convenient. These parking lots are on Observatory Drive just west of the intersection with Charter Street.  
 
If you park there, then walk east along Observatory Drive to the top of Bascom Hill, then turn right to Van Vleck Hall. See also the map at http://www.map.wisc.edu/?keyword=public%20parking
 
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Revision as of 10:25, 25 September 2013

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: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html

Alright, I want to come!

Great!

Sign up for our email list: https://lists.math.wisc.edu/listinfo/math-circle

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 Van Vleck Hall room B231, on the UW-Madison campus).

Parking on campus is rather limited. There are two metered spots (25 minute max) in Lot 11 off of Observatory Drive (directly in front of Ingraham hall), there are 2 metered spots (25 minute max) in front of Lathrop Hall (a .2 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via these directions), and there are also a 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall (a .3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via these directions).

The closest parking that is free (starting 4:30pm) is Lot 34, which is a .3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via these directions. For more information on, see the UW-Madison Parking Info website.

Questions?

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): math-circle-organizers@math.wisc.edu.


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