Sigma Camp Day 3

Another day full of fun and learning at Sigma is over. The weather today was more lovely than what we could dream of. The rain finally stopped and we were able to participate in the high rope course and even swim in the lake. Right after breakfast we dived into black holes, discussed the saga of the Chernobyl reactor, explored some exciting histories behind art in business and politics, and discovered deep secrets of Riemann sphere and Möbius transformations – oh my!

Sigma Camp Day 2

Our first full day of Sigma Camp is almost over. We started the day with a catchy morning exercise of “Hey Burrito”. After a fulfilling breakfast, everyone listened to some mind-blowing lectures. We learned about DNA synthesis, interpreted quantum mechanics, discussed how to control chaos, discovered that choreography is important part of physics, and acquired a new insight into codes and cyphers. Today was also the first day of our fascinating semilabs.

SigmaCamp has started!

SigmaCamp has started!

A very busy week has just started! To see our news updates and daily photos, please visit our blog.

Parents who want to send a message to their children can do so using our Sigma Telegraph. That page also contains instructions for contacting SigmaCamp staff in case of emergency.

Sigma Camp Day 1

Today Sigma Camp welcomed its campers!
Excited campers started arriving at midday. There were many emotional reunions of old friends as well as beginnings of the new friendships.
Right after everyone settled into their cabins, we took an impressive group photo. To take this photo, Sigma photographers had to climbed a ladder, and a drone zoomed around above to make sure that everyone was in the pictures.

Hello, SigmaCamp 2018! Pre-camp, August 9-11

The past two days at Silver Lake have been awhirl with unpacking the U-Haul, reuniting with old friends, and preparing for all the fun this week. Almost all of the lab buildings have been equipped, and we are almost completely done with setting up SigmaCamp. So far, it's just counselors who have arrived. We're waiting on faculty and other staff to arrive tomorrow. In the meantime, we've been cooling off with a lot of liquid nitrogen ice cream! Check out what we've been up to here.

Get ready for SigmaCamp 2018!

It is less than two weeks until the start of SigmaCamp 2018!

Campers: please check arrival instructions for information on check-in procedure and list of things to bring (and not to bring).

A movie about Sigma

A movie about Sigma

Ekaterina Eremenko, an award-winning documentary filmmaker known for her films about math and mathematicians, had visited SigmaCamp in August 2017, and had produced a short movie about us. With her permission, we are posting it on our site: SigmaFilm. Thanks, Katya!

Katya was so impressed by Sigma that she decided to come back to SigmaCamp 2018 to teach a semilab on documentary filmmaking.