## Popularizing Mathematics: ICME-13

*January 27, 2015 at 8:24 am* *
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In my professional career, I’ve had the pleasure to:

- solve problems with some of the world’s greatest problem-solvers during my tenure at MathCounts;
- work side-by-side with some of the world’s greatest educators when I managed the Illuminations project at NCTM; and,
- now lead the development of a world-class digital math curriculum at Discovery Education.

To say that I’ve been blessed in my professional career would be like saying that Leonhard Euler was pretty good at math.

I was blessed again recently, when former NCTM President Johnny Lott asked if I would lead a topic study group at the **13th International Congress for Math Education (ICME-13)**, which will be held July 24‑31, 2016, at Universität Hamburg, Germany.

Christian Mercat of University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 is my co-chair for **Topic Study Group 7: Popularization of Mathematics**.

**I would like to invite you to be my guest at ICME‑13 and to attend our topic study group. In addition, I welcome any suggestions you have of mathematicians or math educators who popularize mathematics. We are seeking papers and presentations from a diverse, global panel, and any and all recommendations are greatly welcomed. Please post your suggestions in the comments, or email me at patrick@mathjokes4mathyfolks.com. **

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1.jensilvermath | January 29, 2015 at 5:36 amHoly Cow! You never mentioned this – congratulations! Maybe 2016 will be the year I go back to ICME. I just need to find some funding…

2.jensilvermath | January 29, 2015 at 6:00 amAs for recommendations: geometric sculptor and Math Museum founding designer/contributor George Hart; his YouTube-doodling daughter Vi Hart; the Numberphile folks, Brady Haran, James Grime, Matt Parker; children’s author Greg Tang; British author and journalist Alex Bellos; author Dan Brown…

3.jensilvermath | January 29, 2015 at 7:11 am…Theoni Pappas, author and math calendar creator; Randall Munroe, writer of webcomic xkcd; Conrad Wolfram, computer-based math proponent; The Math Book author and prodigious math Tweeter, Cliff Pickover; MOOC prof Keith Devlin; Mathematical Card Magic author and Martin Gardner devotee, Colm Mulcahy…