# Scitech² & MAthanor

The Department is active in organizing conferences and exhibitions for the general public. These are often organized in collaboration with the Scitech².

- Cycle “Extraordinary numbers” (2010).
- Exhibition of robots built by students were made to the town hall of Mons (2008–2011) during the spring of Sciences.

The activities of the circle of mathematics and culture of the
University of Mons, *MAthanor*, wish to promote mathematical
literacy and are aimed at students of secondary and higher
education, teachers, as well as the general public interested
in **maths, an extraordinary adventure of human
thought**. The circle organizes conferences, exhibitions
....

To be kept informed of events, simply write to us 〈math(at)umons.ac.be〉.

## Past Events

- November 25 2011, presentation by Jean Mawhin,
professor at the Catholic University of Louvain,
*Si π m’était conté.* - February 17 2011, presentation by Benoît Rittaud (Université
Paris-13),
*Le fabuleux destin de la racine carrée de 2*. - Thursday, May 6 2010:
presentation by Michel Lartillier,
*From the stone to the chip: the history of elementary techniques of calculation.* - Wednesday, March 18 2009: presentation by Jean Mawhin,
professor at the Catholic University of Louvain,
*The Golden ratio: the beauty of mathematics or mathematics of beauty?*.