SigmaCamp 2018 has ended

It is hard to believe, but SigmaCamp 2018 is now over :(

It was a great and busy week - week of studies and fun, friendship and debates, games and music, and more! Thanks to everyone involved - our campers and their parents, counselors and staff!

We have posted a number of photos at - thanks to Natalia Ilina​ and Vicka Bershadsky. We have a lot more photos - we will post some of them once we unload the truck and get some sleep.

Hope to see you all in SigmaCamp 2019!

Sigma Camp Day 7

Today was the last full day of Sigma!

As usual we started our day with lectures after breakfast. We discussed Fermat’s principal to bend light, investigated how to visualize, map and model the brain, examined the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences and learned about special effects that were around way before the computers even existed.

Sigma Camp Day 6

Today was the last regular day of Sigma Camp! As usual, we started our day with our daily morning exercise. After a satisfying breakfast, we proceeded to our phenomenal lectures. We discussed quantum computers, studied protein communication using tools developed for the study of social networks on the web, found out that Galileo made a mistake, and observed how simple ideas influenced thinking of the scientists.

Sigma Camp Day 5

Today we started our day bright and early. After a fulfilling breakfast we proceeded to our astonishing lectures. We investigated Benford’s law to discuss how to detect financial fraud, examined accelerator-based light sources, investigated the life of sun as a star, and reviewed the means behind discovery and validation of a drug. 


Sigma Camp Day 4

The weather at Sigma was a real gift today. We started our day with our morning exercise. Right after breakfast we eagerly joined the most captivating lectures- we were lucky to observe various examples of different language universals, explored causes of ocean deoxygenation, discussed the birth of physics, tackled the Bayesian brain hypothesis, and conceptualized higher dimensions to understand the Big Bang, black holes and elementary particles.