Saturday August 22, 2015

The last day of Sigma Camp was full of  excitement, radical change of schedule several times during the day added to the mystery.


It is Friday at SigmaCamp.  This is a bitter-sweet moment.  All semilabs have produces spectacular conclusions to their week-long run.  Soap bubble fights in topology, chemistry of chocolate in cooking, Big blow up in chemistry, glowing proteins in biology, interrogations in Biosensors, jamming radios in physics, and something outstanding being soldered in radiation, Rubic’s cube demonstration and calculations in Groups, and other stellar performances all over the camp.


Lectures today were very animated; Lawrence Hobbie's pro-GMO lecture raised some interesting ethical questions. Igor Zaliznyak's lecture on Archimedes and calculus was also received very well, as was Vicka Bershadsky's one on the power of illusion. Meanwhile, Pavel Etingof talked to us about the many faces of a dodecahedron.


Today SigmaCamp had some really interesting morning lectures; we talked about the neurobiology of maximizing intelligence (given by Lilianne Mujica-Parodi); an invitation to geometry (given by Alexandre Kirillov, Sr.); the discovery of new drugs (given by Mark Lukin); chaotic introduction to chaos theory (given by Alexei Tkachenko); and non-euclidean geometry (given by Slava Gerovitch). Semilabs were as interesting as ever; campers delved even further into their respective fields, finding new things to learn every step of the way.


Another fun day of SigmaCamp has come and gone successfully! We had an immensely exciting day today. Lectures went incredibly well (especially the one on pain perception), including the interesting lecture given by Maxim Kontsevich (renowned mathematician, Fields Medal winner). Despite the very hot weather, all campers enjoyed all of their incredible Semilabs. Sigma campers were given a bit of a treat today; we had a picnic by the lakefront during lunch!


Today was a wonderfully exciting first day of camp! After several interesting lectures (including ancient alchemy), the campers moved on to their very first Semilabs! The kids learned all about the color blue; the science of cooking; robotics; cells and DNA, and many other fascinating lessons. Most exciting of all, today we had a celebrity in our midst! We were lucky enough to be able to have an informal talk session with famous mathematician Maxim Kontsevich, Fields Medal winner.


Welcome to SigmaCamp! Sunny weather + fun-loving counselors = an amazing day! Campers finally got to meet their counselors, and got to know their teammates through character- and team-building stations; aka the infamous SigmaQuest (organied by our very own Andrey Khesin). The campers had to assemble a real camping tent; escape a lecture room with only wooden box clues to guide them; play scientific charades (much more fun than normal charades, especially for the scientists); and they even had time for a friendly game of soccer!

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4087ButkevichNatashajc1998-09-01natatatashashasha@gmail.com8 Youngs LnSetauket, NY, 117336317419761SfEdit, , , 631 421-9418MfEdit, , , 7327963136MEdit, , , 8576546907LEdit, , , 617-872-1564XLEdit, , , 631-316-2645MEdit
4059HobbieJacob, , , 5166409479MEdit
4092IvashkevychOksanafaculty1970-06-05oksana@bnl.gov12 Brandywine Dr.E.Setauket, New York, 117337349454071MfEdit
4099KadaevPhillipjc1998-01-31dr.phillofthefuture@gmail.com3638 Oxford avenueBronx, New York , 10463917-569-5955LEdit, , , 484-541-6630SfEdit, , , 4168750844XLEdit, , , 617 894 9231XXEdit
4101KirillovAlexanderfaculty1967-03-17shurik179@gmail.com4 Ivy League LnStony Brook, NY, 11790631-275-8237MEdit
4097KirillovaElena faculty1998-07-11lena.kirillov@gmail.com4 Ivy League LnStony Brook, NY, 11790(631) 275-0476SEdit, , 6173534842MEdit, , , +33613911293XLfEdit
4096KreydinaMarinafaculty1965-11-11marina@optonline.net22 rustic Gate LaneDix Hills, NY, 11746631-816-9070XLfEdit, , , +447711955487MEdit, , , 631-689-2491MEdit, , , 631 672 3207LEdit
4053LukinDaniil, , , (631) 413 3064MEdit, , , 6315120056SEdit
4102NEKRASOVNIKITAfaculty1973-04-10nikitastring@gmail.com31 Woodfield RoadStony Brook, NY, 1179016316814715LEdit
4068NikitinaArina, , , 89253126231 SfEdit
4089NitishinskayaJennycounselor1995-03-07gadzin1203@gmail.com3328 81st st Apt 2Jackson Heights, New York, 113729175845381MfEdit, , , 631-476-8868LEdit, , , (631)246-8004LfEdit, , , (631)6813725SfEdit, , , 9176799206SEdit
4098SalkinderYurifaculty1965-05-20ysalkinder@gmail.com22 Rustic Gate LaneDix Hills, NY, 11746631-807-5727XLEdit, , , 6318302109MfEdit, , , 917-669-3934SfEdit, , , 6318719317LEdit, , 6316751419MfEdit, , , 7348833071XLEdit, , , 2123630991LEdit
4103ValerioRubelina counselor1994-04-01valeriorubelina@gmail.com164 1st Ave Lindenhurst, New York, 117575165575972SfEdit
4094WyssTaniacounselor1987-05-21Tswyss@yahoo.com17 Quacker PathStony Brook, NY, 11790631)885-5592SfEdit, , , 6316721592SfEdit, , , 516-404-9375MEdit, , , (516) 496-4485XLEdit
4095YurchenkoTatianafaculty1972-09-02tanya.yurchenko@gmail.com33 Walters AveSyosset, NY, 117915165921415MEdit Laurel DrPort Jefferson , NY, 11777631 642-2748MfEdit
4090ZaliznyakNatashacounselor1997-11-07nzaliznyak@gmail.com32 Laurel Drive Port Jefferson, New York, 11777(631) 560-2792MfEdit
4093ZaliznyakIgorfaculty1965-05-01zaliznyak@bnl.gov32 Laurel DrivePort Jefferson, NY, 117776316422748XLEdit