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The Fifth Games and Puzzles Mini-Conference at the Weizmann Institute of ScienceMonday, April 6, 2009
The Fifth Games and Puzzles Mini-Conference took place last month at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research centres. Approximately 150 visitors participated in the puzzle celebration which included booths displaying participants' mechanical puzzles and games to be experimented with, swapped or purchased. Each participant was given a gift bag of puzzles to take home, including a logic puzzle magazine donated by Conceptis.
Scattered tables hosted the many participants who wished to challenge each other or try their luck at novel puzzles.
Focusing on puzzles, riddles and recreational mathematics
Short lectures were given by Dr. Oded Margalit, a leading researcher in IBM, Dr. Zvi Paltiel, Director of Young@Science, Dr. Oved Kedem, Director of Educational Projects, and Rami Band, a PhD. student of physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
The 2009 conference took place on Wednesday, March 18th and was organized by Dr. Yossi Elran, the coordinator of distant learning at the Davidson Institute of Science Education and head of the Math by Mail project, and by David Goodman, a designer and manufacturer of puzzles.
The Games and Puzzles Mini-Conference is an annual conference taking place at the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science Education. Focusing on puzzles, riddles and recreational mathematics, this fascinating conference attracts collectors puzzle buffs and hobbyists each year from all over Israel.
For more photos from the Fifth Games and Puzzles Mini-Conference see here.
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