Category Archives: Announcements

SCHEDULE FOR 2021-2022

The following 2021 -2022 schedule shows who will be leading the math circle session on a given day.

BAMA Talks Schedule

Date

Instructor

Topic

Handout

2/01/2022 Ami Radunskaya The Sound of Chaos: Perceiving Patterns Handout
4/05/2022 Gabriel Dorfsman-Hopkins Explore Algebraic Starscapes  
       

San Jose Math Circle Online Schedule

Date

Instructor

Topic

Handout

1/28/2022 Raghu Subramanian Invariants Handout
2/04/2022 Raghu Subramanian Information Theory Handout
2/11/2022 Spencer Bowen Guessing Games  
2/18/2022 Joshua Zucker Unfriendly and friendly subsets  
2/25/2022 Alon Amit Probability Paradoxes  
3/04/2022 Spencer Bowen Queen’s Move (Wythoff’s Game) and the Golden Ratio Handout
3/11/2022 Spencer Bowen Stackup Handout 1
Handout 2
3/18/2022 Ted Alper Hall’s Matching Theorem  
3/25/2022 Raghu Subramanian Game Theory  
04/01/2022 Spring Break
4/08/2022 Gabriella A Pinter Bracing Architectural Structures  
4/15/2022 Gabriella A Pinter TBD  
4/22/2022 Alon Amit Problems about Knowledge  
4/29/2022 Lucian Sega Methods for Solving Algebraic Equations  
5/06/2022 Lucian Sega Systems of Equations  


Note:

Some topics have not yet been decided, hence the “TBD” = “To Be Determined”.

  • The red highlighted dates are BAMA talks so there will be no SJMC meeting.
  • SJMC meetings take place regularly ONLINE on Fridays from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, unless noted otherwise.
  • If you’d like to see your name on this schedule page, as a leader of a circle session, contact us!
  • Handouts of past meetings will be posted as we receive them. If you have past handouts that you don’t see here, please let us know.
  • Read more about Russian-style circles.

2020 – 2021 BAMA 4 Talk

Details

Where: Via Zoom (link sent to SJMC students’ email accounts)

Speaker: Tony Varilly-Alvarado, Rice University

Topic: Magic Squares of Squares

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Tony Varilly-Alvarado will give a talk on “Magic Squares of Squares”. This talk will be held in Zoom (more information has been sent to SJMC students’ email accounts). All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

2020-2021 BAMA 3 Talk

When: February 9, 2021 Tuesday, at 7:30pm

Where: Via Zoom (link sent to SJMC students’ email accounts)

Speaker: Julie Bergner, University of Virginia

Topic: Fun with Egyptian Fractions

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Julie Bergner will give a talk on “Fun with Egyptian Fractions”. This talk will be held in Zoom (more information has been sent to SJMC students’ email accounts). All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

2020-2021 BAMA 2 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: December 1, 2020 Tuesday, at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University via Zoom (More information appears in the poster) Please click on the link below.

Speaker: Steve Trettel

Topic: Life In Curved Space

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Steve Trettel will give a talk on “Life in Curved Space”. This talk will be held in Santa Clara University, Zoom (More information appears in the link below) . This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

Details about the talk and more information are available at this link.

2020-2021 BAMA 1 Talk AT Santa Clara University

Details

When: October 13, 2020 Tuesday, at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University via Zoom (More information appears in the poster) Please click on the link below.

Speaker: Edmund Harriss

Topic: CNC Craft: The Mathematics of Moving Machines to Make

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Edmund Harriss will give a talk on “CNC Craft: The mathematics of moving machines to make”. This talk will be held in Santa Clara University, Zoom (More information appears in the link below) . This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

Details about the talk and more information are available at this link.

Math Circle News

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak news, we will not hold in-person
classes this Friday, March 13th. We will continue to evaluate what we do on a week-to-week basis.

Dodecahedron group: SJMC meeting is cancelled. We will send
information about next meetings later.
 
Icosahedron group: Joshua Zucker will run a meeting online. Jordan
Schettler, SJSU professor, has set up a meeting (co-hosted by Josh).
Students, please check your email for instructions on how to join the
meeting.

Additionally, please note that the BAMO 2020 Awards Ceremony has
been cancelled.

CANCELLED: Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) Awards Ceremony

The BAMO Awards Ceremony has been cancelled .

The 22nd annual BAMO took place at participating schools on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2019, and the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. The event is open to BAMO participants and their families/guests.

For more information, please visit the the BAMO website or
click on this
link .

2019-2020 BAMA 4 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: February 28, 2020, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University, Daly Science Building, Room 207

Speaker: Michael Dorff

Topic: Frozen, Soap Bubbles, and Math

On Friday, February 28, 2020, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Michael Dorff will give a talk on “Frozen, Soap Bubbles, and Math”. This talk will be held on the Santa Clara University campus, in the Daly Science Building, Room 207. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

Featured: Summer Programs

Math Summer Programs

San Jose Math Circle does not offer a summer program, but around the U.S. there are many great math summer camps. The best summer programs usually have an application process and are selective.