Creative Writing in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (16w5093)


(University of Victoria)

(Smith College)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Creative Writing in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences" workshop from January 10th to January 15th, 2016.

Creative writing in mathematics and mathematical sciences is an important way to disseminate knowledge and raise awareness among non-experts about how mathematics and science develop. This can be done in various ways, from fiction and popular science to poetry and drama, all involving either mathematical subjects or the people who research these topics. The writers who approach these genres are either journalists trained in mathematics and science or experts with literary talent. The goal of this workshop is to bring together successful and young enthusiastic writers, to discuss the latest trends in this direction of writing, and learn from each other towards producing new and original work that would give the general public a better feeling about how mathematics is done and a more realistic understanding of the people who practice it.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides
an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disc
iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri
ng Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional
de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).