Contemporary Mathematics… somewhere in Dubna

Back to the USSR The Ratmino pension is situated on the bank of the Dubna river, five minutes away from its intersection with the Volga river (Mother Volga, as Russians call it). It consists of several red brick buildings connected by tiled walks surrounded by pine trees. The main piece of this typically Soviet ensemble… Continue reading Contemporary Mathematics… somewhere in Dubna

Leaving Akademgorodok

A city in itself The Russian word Akademgorodok is decomposed into three parts: Akadem for academic or academics, gorod for city, and a suffix ok for small. This city for academics, with more than thirty scientific institutes and housing for scientists, was founded in 1957 near Novosibirsk, following the initiative of three academicians: Mikhail Lavrentiev,… Continue reading Leaving Akademgorodok

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

A rainy morning of July, we visit the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok with Galina Lazareva. Galina knows this place like home — her father, a nuclear physicist, worked here, and today she is a collaborator of the Institute herself. Iron scraps and particle physics Our guide through the Institute is a young… Continue reading Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics

Project Equator !

On the first of August, our project has reached its equator. We have visited 5 cities over 10, and have spent time with five of our ten heroines. We are tired, proud and moving forward. We want to thank you for following us on this blog and on our Instagram.

Young girls education

Choosing mathematics Since her youngest age, Tatiana has been interested in literature. She read and learned poetry by heart, and composed it herself. After school, she announced to her parents that she wanted to enter the philological faculty of Irkutsk State University. They strongly disagreed with this decision.  Her mother (a mathematician) said: “Only through… Continue reading Young girls education

A conference in the pine forest

The New Year all the year MOTOR is not only an engine of a car or a boat, it also abbreviates Methods of Optimization Theory and Operation Research, the oldest Russian conference in optimization. It has started in 1969 in Irkutsk, on Baikal and since then, has changed multiple names and places. MOTOR2021 takes place… Continue reading A conference in the pine forest

Just as a mathematician

A building in the center Beautiful two-story building in the center of Khabarovsk, made of red and grey bricks, like many historical houses of the beginning of the last century. Inside, on the floors, sofas, chairs — cardboard boxes with books on number theory, plane geometry and analysis. In less than two months, the research… Continue reading Just as a mathematician

Saturday math club in Khabarovsk

Not easy to think about math in Summer! Third of July, Saturday afternoon. Heavy sun, humid air. Ice cream kiosks stand out on Amur boulevard. Mathematical lyceum is empty, except for one room with six eight-graders and three mathematics teachers. This is the Math Club! Pupils have distracted smiles and relaxed postures. This is in… Continue reading Saturday math club in Khabarovsk