The House of Mathematics and Computer Science

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science (La Maison des mathématiques et de l’informatique) is a unique place in France. Open to all, it offers a wide range of activities based on a fun and informative approach to science.

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What is the House of Mathematics and Computer Science (MMI)?

The project was initiated in 2012, driven by Étienne Ghys and Vincent Borrelli, the House’s first director. Before opening its doors in March 2014 thanks to the support of the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon (ENS de Lyon), MMI reached out to elementary school and high schoolstudents in the Rhône region.

The MMI consists of 450 m² in the heart of the scientific campus of the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, and is dedicated to promoting mathematics and computer science. The House of Mathematics and Computer Science plays a predominant role in fostering interactions between researchers, students, schoolchildren, and citizens.

The particular feature of the MMIis that it is run by teachers and researchers with the support of many local partners. Thus it federates these partners and acts as a local force.

Events organized by the MMI are all free of charge.

Some key figures:

In 2014, 20000 hours were spent with schoolchildren and the general public.

150 classes benefit from MathαLyon workshops every year (about 5000 students).

1500 studentshave come so far to the House of Mathematics and Computer Science to attend workshops.

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3 areas of action

  • To increase scientific awareness among the general public.

To arouse intellectual interest tobetter understand the scientific approach and to provide a new outlook on why mathematics and computer science are useful.

  • To provide teachers with new teaching tools

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science aims to facilitate learning processes, to make children love mathematics and computer science and to fight the early dropout rate in schools. To do so, the House of Mathematics and Computer Science provides teachers with different, sustainable and innovative teaching methods designed to achieve success.

  • And finally, encourage highly talented students to pursue scientific careers.

 

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The House of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2019

Today, the House of Mathematics and Computer Science is funded by the LabEx MILYON, and is bound to last after 2019.

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science is and will continue to be a major educational and cultural player, and must now seek to assert its position with local decision makers and build lasting collaborations.

How to get there

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science is open to the general public
on Wednesday from 11h30 to 18h
on Saturday from 13h30 to 18h
Entry is open to all and free of charge

www.mmi-lyon.fr  / Facebook.com/mmi.lyon

The House of Mathematics and Computer Science – Maison des mathématiques et de l’informatique (MMI)
1 Place de l’École – 69007 Lyon

 

 

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