The Butterfly Effect and the Popularization of Mathematics: Spain

  • Raúl Ibáñez Torres


World Mathematical Year 2000 was an inflection point in the popularization of mathematics in Spain, as in many other countries around the world. In this article we shall show some interesting and important activities of popularization of mathematics organized by the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society after WMY2000: web pages, lectures, literature contests, expositions, programs like math in the school libraries, …


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    RSME, web page of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society,
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    DivulgaMAT, Virtual Center for the Popularization of Mathematics,
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    Ibáñez, R. (editor-coordinator), Divulgar las matemáticas, Nivola (2005) Google Scholar
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    Alegría, P., Ibáñez, R., Pérez, A. (coordinators of the project), “Math Stories” collection, ANAYA-RSME (2007–2011): Sobre letras y números, Un teorema en la biblioteca, Todo por demostrar, La conjetura de Borges Google Scholar
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    Alegría, P., Ibáñez, R., Pérez, A. (coordinators of the project), “Mathematical fiction” collection, ANAYA-RSME, (2007–2011): Entre lo real y lo imaginario, Fragmentos de una realidad imaginada, Ensoñaciones desde mi pupitre, El despertar de una ecuación Google Scholar
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    Ibáñez, R., Pérez, A. (coordinators of the project), Human face of mathematics, Nivola (2008) Google Scholar
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    Curbera, G.: Mathematicians of the world, unite!, A.K. Peters (2009) Google Scholar
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    Web page of the Centennial of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society,
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    Web page of the exhibition Imaginary,

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad del País VascoLejonaSpain

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