Day 7, August 17, 2019

Today was our last full day of Sigma. We started our day with breakfast and lectures. We discussed the story of two poisons, derived Kepler’s laws geometrically, learned how to talk about brain science so that anyone can understand, used holographic principle to discuss gravitation, and analyzed the brain cells behind human behavior.

Day 6, August 16, 2019

Today was our last regular day of Sigma before our exciting, fun-filled ‘last day’ schedule. As usual, we started our day with morning exercise and a satisfying breakfast. During our lectures we learned about jewel wasps, compared AI and human brains, Fibonacci numbers and fractals, magnetic levitation, and played with Levitron. After lectures, we proceeded to the last day of our morning and afternoon semilabs.

Day 5, August 15, 2019

One more day of Sigma 2019 has come to a close. Today, we heard wonderful lectures about quantum teleportation by Herman Verlinde, the secret life of an experimental chemist by Eugene Pinkhassik, providing access to higher education for excellent students with difficult life circumstances by Eboney Hearn, unconscious patterns in human language by Robert Hoberman, and about the Chernobyl disaster by our very own Igor. All of our semilabs are in full swing, and campers are beginning to see the results of their work and gain confidence in what they are learning.

Day 4: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sigma 2019 is nearly at the half-way point! The days are flying by :) After the usual musical wake-up and warming up the muscles and the mind with morning exercise, we enjoyed the most important meal of the day - delicious scrambled eggs and hash browns! Then we were engrossed in many fascinating conversations; we learned how to collect anything from sneezes to cars and amazing art, and why we have mutations and shouldn’t be afraid of them, among many other interesting topics.

Day 3: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We have now finished two full days of Sigma 2019! After waking up to invigorating music and doing some exercise to wake up and get ready for the day, teams headed to the dining hall for a scrumptious breakfast. Afterwards, we were captivated by discussions of how we use math to explain language patterns, phase transitions and predicting future election votes, probability of what happens today given only the events of yesterday, and how nuclear bombs are made.

Day 2: August 12th, 2019

The first day of Sigma 2019 is almost over. Our day started with the usual morning exercise and a satisfying breakfast. After breakfast we were immersed into some geometric proofs from The Book, learned how to control the proteins in living organisms, discovered the brave world of Bitcoin, witnessed the generation of stories by a computer, and were fascinated by the physics of dating (not the social type, but measuring the age of the planets and the Universe). Our captivating semilabs started today as well.

Day 1: August 11th, 2019

Today, Sigma Camp 2019 welcomed its new and returning campers! Excited campers started arriving at midday. There were many emotional reunions of old friends as well as beginnings of new friendships. Right after everyone settled into their cabins, we took an impressive group photo. To take this photo, Sigma photographers had to climb a ladder, and a drone zoomed around above to make sure that everyone was included in the picture. After the photo, we had an extraordinary time during our Sigma Quest.

Day 0: August 10th, 2019

Today, counselors and staff were busy preparing SigmaCamp from the ground up. The Silver Lake grounds were full of activity, from toolshed-building to Faceboard-laminating to Opening Ceremony rehearsal. We took a well-deserved break for lunch, then continued getting ready and setting up all materials for registration. Looking forward to seeing our campers tomorrow!
See the link below for photos of the day:

SigmaCamp begins in 2 days!

See you all soon! :)