Day 5

Sigma is still in full swing as the week draws to a close. The morning started off with several lectures, on topics such as measuring time, cosmic inflation, and mathematics of the brain, to name just a few. The last semilabs of the season finished up today, bringing our wonderful academic journey partially to a close. We had a highly interesting trivia game instead of the Sigma Tournament today, with questions about everything imaginable and answers ranging from the practical to the bizarre.

Day 4

Day 4 has come to an overwhelmingly successful close! We started off the morning with some extraordinary lectures, on topics such as Darwin's theories, special relativity, plane linkages, and Apery's constant. The day continued wonderfully; sun shining, birds chirping, semilabs buzzing! After programming robots, tying knots, and learning about the chemistry of fire (among other classes), we took turns swimming, boxing, playing chess and ping-pong, and many more fun activities!

Day 3 - more photos

Day 3 - More Pictures

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 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 2 - more photos

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Day 2

Another beautiful day of Sigma has come and gone! This morning, we headed off to spectacular lectures about entropy; sports data analyses; and the world of art forgery, among others. The day of mixing pigments; controlling cockroaches; learning about viruses and cyphers and Archimedes (oh my!) was interrupted only by a cookout lunch at the shimmering lake.

Day 1

The first full day of SigmaCamp went spectacularly well. First, we had several very interesting lectures, including ones on the Mandelbrot fractal; how we perceive galaxies and stars; and the science behind nanobots, among others. Afterwards, we had our first semilabs, full of chemistry, biology, robotics, and many more. The sky began to darken and we started our workshops.

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