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Society Investigating Mathematical Mind-Expanding Recreations

Sponsored jointly by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and the University of Toronto Mathematics Network, SIMMER is an organization which

Each SIMMER meeting features a keynote presentation by an invited speaker, along with a lively discussion of related recreational mathematics problems and ideas. All this takes place over the course of a light supper and refreshments.

SIMMER holds its monthly meetings at the Fields Institute, at 222 College Street, Toronto (directions and parking information below), from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m., Cost: $7/teachers, $5/students (for a light supper to be paid on the day).

To make the planning of this event more efficient, R.S.V.P.s, either online, by telephone, by fax, by e-mail or by mail (printable form available below) would be greatly appreciated.

All interested mathematics teachers and students in your school are invited to attend SIMMER activities.

Next SIMMER Meeting:
"SIMMER/SOAR 2001 Reunion"
Saturday, October 13, 2001, 2-5pm
At the Fields Institute
“After all, do parallel lines meet?” 

presented by

Jenya Soprounova, Ivan Soprounov, & Kiumars Kaveh (“Q”)

(Mathematics, University of Toronto)

Saturday, October 13, 2001, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., (location to be announced)

Surprisingly no consensus was reached at the ‘International Congress on Parallelism’:

Euclid: “Are you crazy? Parallel lines do not intersect.”

Pablo the painter: “They do meet at the horizon.”

Jack the locoman: “Ugh, they better not intersect!”

Aliens from spheroidal universe: “&@^%*&! What are you talking about? Any two lines intersect. Even twice!

Continuing to SOAR into mathematics, we will try to clarify this matter.

No, we did not forget about the SOAR 2001 “Reunion Problems”. You will have a chance to present your brilliant ideas.
Refreshments (complimentary)

SIMMER at a glance
(for the 2000-2001 school year)

SIMMER at a glance
(for the 1999-2000 school year)

Notes for past SIMMER Feature Presentations [1997-2000]

Here are some printable posters, forms and notes!

Directions to the Fields Institute

The Fields Institute building (222 College Street, Toronto) is located along the southern border of the University of Toronto's St. George (downtown) campus, on the north side of College Street just west of St. George Street, between University Avenue and Spadina Avenue. Parking is available in a pay lot located across the street (College St.), or underground at the Clarke Institute, one block west of the Fields Institute (entry from Spadina Ave., just north of College). Parking behind the Fields Institute is NO longer available.

The building is three blocks west of the Queen's Park subway station.

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All interested mathematics teachers and students in your school are invited to attend SIMMER activities.

See you there!

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This page was last updated: October 04, 2001