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Welcome to the 29th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 23 - June 28, 2013 at Phillips Exeter Academy.  If this is your first time to the campus, get to know the campus by visiting our interactive map. You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  (Your conference welcome letter let you know what dorm you have been assigned.)

Using the daily schedule below, you can select your course period, featured speakers and meals that you will be attending by clicking on the "star".  Each Conference within a Conference (CWIC) session is listed. You can attend as many CWIC sessions as time allows. Just check the sessions you are interested in attending. Your individual schedule will be created.  You can print it or push it to a mobile device.

We look forward to meeting you this upcoming weekend.
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Monday, June 24 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Folded Quadratics: The Poor Person's Fermat's last Theorem?

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First of all, you're folding the quadratic algebraically, not geometrically. If that's not enough to whet your appetite, then you are clearly not the kid who stood in a corner at a school dance. But come anyway, you could probably use the rest after all that dancing. The talk is divided into two parts: Part 1: A concrete, very specific example, of what we're doing and what will get (some) kids saying: NO WAY! Part 2: We generalize the concrete example in order to see why it works. To which everyone says: No way. You won't find this anywhere else!

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Ira Nirenberg

Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA (retired)
Ira worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist for six years prior to entering the teaching field. From 1985 to 2005 he taught at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, LA. 2006-2007 academic year was spent at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Lusher High School in 2009. Ira has taught AP Physics C & B, Astronomy, and first through fourth year mathematics. He has also taught in Hong Kong and in Australia. He has written two books... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Grainger Hall Phelps Science Center