Day 3

Day three at Sigma went wonderfully! The campers started the day off with lectures on optogenetics, the mathematics of card games, the chemistry of Jules Vernes' works, and more. As the day went on, campers dove deeper into the intricacies of their semilabs and watched a fascinating Experiment of the Day. In the evening, workshops featured meditation, Brazilian food, a look at unsolved mysteries, and, of course, more glassblowing. Finally, to round out the day, a beautiful classical music concert showed us how incredibly talented our campers and counselors are.

Day 7: Saturday

Last day of Sigma Camp is now over. 

We managed to squeeze in another set of four lectures and the Grand Unification of the Sigma Tournament.

After that all teams finished their films, which we watched to everyone’s amusement at the Movie Festival.

We concluded our camp with presentation of diplomas to everyone at the closing ceremony and sealed the Sigma Sprit to be held in our vessel and our hearts until we reunite here again next year.


Today was the last day of all semilabs.  It was a bitter sweet feeling for all. All labs finished with the bang!  We hope that the campers became inspired to continue with the sciences, the doors to which were cracked opened for them through our labs. 



Sigma adventure continued this Thursday.  Campers enjoyed four lectures, which were followed by morning semilabs.  A new addition to the break time, the dance lessons, were quite popular. 



Today was another full, busy day at Sigma. Teams participated in their own morning exercise routines and had a nutritious breakfast. Lectures and semilabs alternated with free time for a balanced day.


The Sigma Tournament was replaced by a camp-wide game of Brain Ring! Campers enjoyed both testing their trivia skills and competing against other teams.



Today at Sigma Camp there were four well-attended lectures in the morning:

  • Anne-Marie Grisogono, "The Strange Power of Information"
  • Alexander Vologodsky, "Motion of nanoparticles in water and biological molecular motors"
  • Mark Lukin, "Color, Dyes, and Fluorescence"
  • Slava Yurchenko, "What else is out there? or fascinating biology of the invisible organisms"

The lectures were followed by am semilabs where learning and exploration continued.


First full day of Sigma Adventure was eventful for everyone involved.  The day started with morning exercise followed by the morning rush to sign up for evening workshops in anticipation of the hands on fun to be had.  5 lectures were offered for everyone to choose from to start their day.  Following the lectures campers found their semilabs and embarked with their instructors on the journey of exploration.


Day 1: Sunday

The campers have been dropped off and settled in their cabins.  Immediately following started the Sigma Quest.  All teams ran through 10 stations jumpstarting their creative imagination while getting to know their fellow campers.  Team posters were created.

Lilianne enlightened all with the lecture on learning vs instinctive interactions. Lecture carried a cautionary message to beware of our animal nature getting the best of us and to expand our knowledge for further protection.