SwissMAP organizes, takes part, and supports several activities for school students giving them an insight into the field of mathematics.
Mathoscope is an out-of-school learning place based at UNIGE, offering exhibits and activities about mathematics and its applications. They are intended to convey the many intellectual, esthetical and emotional values of mathematics to various audiences, from general public to school classes of various age.
Le Club de Math
The Math Club of UNIGE offers children an opportunity to dicover interesting mathematical concepts and to develop creative scientific thinking by solving olympiad-style problems.
ETH Math Youth Academy
The ETH Math Youth Academy is a project for students who want to engage in creative thinking and to delve deeper into exciting mathematics. The regular weekly classes are in the form of mini-courses on various extracurricular topics.
Euler Courses at EPFL offer an accelerated and more in-depth school program to talented children, followed by a preview of the university mathematics.
PRIMES is a year-long program for high school students. The program offers research projects in various fields of mathematics under the guidance of academic mentors from the Swiss universities.
Athena is a semester-long program of anticipated studies for high school students. The program offers students participation in a University of Geneva class during one semester as well as additional mentoring.
General Relativity and Modern Cosmology Course
The University of Geneva proposes a course and several series of learning activities (in French) introducing high school pupils to General Relativity and Modern Cosmology. Subjects like cosmological expansion, cosmological equations, dark matter and dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves are approached with a medium level of difficulty, i.e. based on a high school level in mathematics and physics. This material was developed on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of General Relativity in 2015/16, with the aim to complete the “classical” physics curriculum with a modern, motivating subject.