Day 8

More photos of everyone, including faculty, are coming in a few days.  We are editing them and will post as soon as we get a  good wi-fi connection.

Day 7, Updated (and Sigma Olympics photos)

Last full day of the camp started with 4 wonderful lectures that gathered roughly equal interest.  Vicka Bershadsky spoke about Renaissance art and compared the technology used by artists of that golden era to the one used by artists in antiquity.  Dr. Boris Podobedov from Brookhaven National Laboratory explained how to produce the brightest beam of light on Earth and discussed unique properties of synchrotron produced light.  Dr.

Sigma Day 6 - photos

Here are the photos from Day Six, Friday - sorry for the delay.

Sigma Day 6

The morning dawned chilly and cloudy but did not dampen the campers' high spirits!

Today campers chose from lectures on biology and physics. Dr. Slava Yurchenko discussed invisible organisms, while Dr. Mark Lukin led students in exploring how bacteria and viruses have informed the development of genetic engineering. Meanwhile, Dr. Igor Zaliznyak's shared with students in-depth insight into the Bernoulli principle. Last but not least, Dr. Alexei Tkachenko gave an entertaining lecture on random walks.

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Day Five Pictures Comment

Dear Parents. 

We would like to make the disclosure.  Due to some extra activities on this day and the generous offer of our wonderful staff to help out with photography by using their own cameras, the volume of photos is unusually large.  Therefore, we did not have a chance to do all the editing that we usually finish by these early hours of the morning.  Now it is almost 8 am and it is time for us to go acquire more photos for the new day.  Please, excuse if the photos do not look as good as usually, but enjoy the volume.

Sincerely your,

Day Five at Sigma Camp.

We woke up today to ponchos in the living rooms and rain drizzling on the pines at Silver Lake. It was the first rainy day of Sigma Camp 2014. After having some pancakes from breakfast, the campers had a choice of four interesting lectures. Two were repeats of well reviewed lectures from last year. Marina Polonskaya repeated her crowd favorite on parasitic infections, called "The Tail Wagging the Dog", while Dr. Igor Zaliznyak from Brookhaven National Laboratory gave an  informative exposition of the methods of Archimedes of Syracuse, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.