Universitat de Girona, Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi
Miquel Duran Portas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am a lecturer of physical chemistry at the University of Girona and a researcher of theoretical and computational chemistry. Since a young age I became interested in the use of Internet in scientific and teaching communication, but it was a conjuring course that introduced me to the wonderful world of connecting magic and science, and I even became an amateur magician. Among many interests, I organise a series of TEDxUdG events, promote open knowledge, consider myself a scientist friend of MOOC, and mountain bike my way around the world. It may seem bizarre that my favourite expression comes from “Le Petit Prince”: “Tu sais, quand on est tellement triste, on aime les couchers de soleil”. In fact, what’s really odd is that I declare in public that “I am me and my digital circumstances”. It must mean that magic, science and the Internet are well connected. Ah… and not long ago the Government of Catalonia gave me a medal for Scientific-Technological Merit
Web: www.miquelduran.net Blog: www.edunomia.net
On social networks, I am @miquelduran or @quelet
Description of the session
Do you want to take part in experiments that relate magic with mathematics?
Have you ever wondered whether there is a connection between card games and computer memories? Did you know that mathematic principles are the basis for spectacular mental magic effects? Want to know ways to calculate and memorise quickly? In this workshop-show you’ll be able to enjoy all that and also some humour and an entertaining time. You’ll be able to solve puzzles, take home a gift and (why not?) learn a few secrets.
Dynamics of the session
Do magic tricks, a brief explanation of the fundamentals, explore their utility for teaching and learning, set them in different educational spaces.
Catalan and English