Mathematics of Planet Earth, UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), and IMAGINARY are announcing the winners of the second international competition for exhibition modules for the Open Source Exhibition Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE). This project aims to showcase ways in which the mathematical sciences are useful for understanding our planet and addressing the challenges of sustainable development and global changes.더 보기

# Final stage of the Portugal SURFER competition

There is still more than one week left to participate in the ongoing SURFER picture competition, so start being creative and upload your images! The competition, that started already on May 18, 2012 will run until April 28, 2013. Then a judging panel will decide about the winners of the competition.

Algebraic surfaces are produced by simple equations in three spatial coordinates x,y,z. All points which satisfy these equations are drawn. With SURFER, images of algebraic surfaces are easily generated. You will find the program for download and a guidance manual on the SURFER page.

The competition requires creativity, intuition and mathematical skill in order to create equations yourself or to change given equations to produce beautiful images. To participate in the competition, create an image with SURFER, save it as a png file and then upload it on the competition homepage (which is only available in Portuguese – just click on the “Enviar Imagem” item to submit your picture).

More information:

SURFER competition homepage