The 11th and 12th grade pupils of senior schools, bachelor and master students of the universities participated in the school organized by the American University of Armenia in cooperation with Zaven and Sonya Akyan Science and Engineering College.
Lectures were delivered by Vahagn Aslanyan (Oxford University, UK, topic “Theory of Modeling and Algebraic Geometry”), Karen Keryan (YSU and AUA, Armenia, topic “The Use of the Multiple Method”), Armenak Petrosyan (Vanderbilt University, USA , topic “Short Sampling”), Michael Poghosyan (YSU and AUA, Armenia, topic “Monte Carlo Method”), Sergey Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania State University, USA, topic “Mathematical Billiards”) and Karen Yeritsyan (Swedish Royal Technology Institute, Sweden, topic “Machine Learning”).
Seminars were held by Albert Gevorgyan (YSU, Armenia, topic “No Euclidean Geometry”), Aram Grigoryan (Duke University, USA, topic “Public Choice Problem and Arrow’s Impossibility Theory”), Hrayr Azizbekyan (Institute of Physics of NAS RA and YSU, Armenia, topics “The Problem of Image Movement Determination”, “Applied Mathematics in the Science Perspective”) and Anush Mkoyan (YSMU, Armenia, topic “To be or not to be vegetarian?”, (its positive and negative sides)).
Topics for lectures and seminars were chosen so that participants could gain applied and new knowledge.
During the school, a meeting was held with the management of Armenian Office of Fountain Medical Development (FMD K & L). In the framework of the meeting the objectives of the company were presented, as well as what knowledge is needed to find a job in the company. It should be noted that the company has a tendency to grow and the meeting with the participants of the summer school was not accidental. An Open Day was held for the participants at the company’s Armenian office. Some will also take part in the company’s training sessions, after which the best will go to work.
As in previous years, this time also a math competition was held among the participants. Teams, composed of up to five members, solved a number of tasks. The winning team members were awarded prizes.
The participants also played “What, Where, When” intellectual game. In this case, the winning team members also had awards.
Within the framework of the Summer School, folk dance lessons were organized, the participants learned to dance “Etchmiadzin”, “Tamzara”, “Karno Kochari”. There was also a traditional cultural evening, which ended with a bonfire.
The sponsors of the Summer School are Research Mathematics Foundation, American University of Armenia, “Tor’ and “Byur Solutions”" LLC. Detailed information on all summer schools can be found on mathschool.ysu.am