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Welcome to NS Math Circles!

Nova Scotia Math Circles is dedicated to enriching the experiences of Nova Scotia students in all areas of mathematics.

Our program vision is to foster enthusiasm for math through interactive, creative, and meaningful presentations.

We offer monthly events at Dalhousie for senior high and advanced junior high students, and visit schools all across the province for free.

Monthly Events: To see our event schedule and sign up for an event, check out our current events. Our previous monthly events are listed HERE.

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest: A fun contest for Grades 1-12! Written at the Chase building at Dalhousie University on Sunday, March 19. Registration is now open!

January 25, 6:00 - 7:45pm (Pizza at 6, presentation at 6:30)
~~~In-person with option to attend online~~~
Speaker: Sarah Meng Li

Topic: A beginner's guide to algorithms: demystifying the RSA cryptosystem

Abstract: Algorithms are everywhere.

An algorithm is a series of step-by-step instructions to carry out a task or solve a problem. For example, a cake recipe is an algorithm for baking. At school, you have learned algorithms such as the procedures for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers. What are other usages of algorithms in real life?

For instance, RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) is a public-key cryptosystem that is widely used for secure data transmission in email and other digital transactions. In this workshop, we will demystify the RSA cryptosystem by first introducing you to two beautiful yet fundamental algorithms that were proposed over two thousand years ago: the Euclidean algorithm and the extended Euclidean algorithm. Then we will walk you through the procedure of RSA, after which you could perform encryption and decryption of information safely against some malicious cyber attacks.

 

Find out more and register HERE.

 

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To read our 2021-2022 Annual Report, click here!

Thank you Eastlink for renewing your Half-Million Dollar Donation!!!

On June 17th, 2014 we announced a partnership with Eastlink. They donated $500,000 to NS Math Circles for the program to further expand its outreach into junior high schools and begin outreach in the elementary schools. In the spring of 2019, Eastlink renewed its $500,000 donation for a further five years, allowing us to continue our outreach, improve our program, and widen our scope. Thank You to Lee Bragg and Eastlink for these generous donations!


Photo Credit: Danny Abriel

Math Circles in the News:

Check out an article about NS Math Circles in Dal News!
https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/06/04/math-circles-celebrates-five-years-with-eastlink.html

Join in the fun today!

Contact us for ideas on how we can best serve your needs. We would love to coordinate with you and give a presentation to your school for FREE!

Contact: Reach us through our form HERE.

 

Many Thanks to our Partners!





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