MAY Twelfth MONTH OF MATHEMATICS – “REALITY THROUGH THE EYES OF BIG DATA”

Belgrade, May 15, 2023 – The twelfth May Month of Mathematics (M3), organized by the Center for the Promotion of Science and the Mathematics Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, was officially opened last night in Silosi Belgrade, in Dorćol, in the presence of Dr. Jelena Begović, Minister of Science and Technological Development and innovation, event partners and numerous other dignitaries.

At the opening of the event, the audience was addressed by the Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation, Dr. Jelena Begović, Dr. Marjana Brkić, acting director of the Center for the Promotion of Science, director of the Mathematical Institute of SANU Dr. Zoran Ognjanović, director of the BioSens Institute, prof. Dr. Vladimir Crnojević, Acting director of the Research and Development Institute for Artificial Intelligence, prof. Dr. Dubravko Ćulibrk and Danijela Vučićević, head of the Department of Program Activities of CPN and program director of the M3 event.

“I am extremely pleased that tonight I have the opportunity to attend the opening of such a significant event. Mathematics is at the base of everything, and today more than ever at the base of our lives, although we may not be aware of it. Our children achieve great results at major world math competitions, and that’s why it’s important to continue promoting science through events like this,” said the Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation, Dr. Jelena Begović.

May, the month of mathematics, has grown into the largest popular science event in our country, and this year’s program will present visitors with how big data is used in everyday life and in the most diverse fields of science and economy, as well as in medicine and healthcare.

During Math Month, those visiting Silosi Belgrade will be able to delve into the history, nature, and breadth of applications of big data, ask questions about its availability and ethics of use, and discover how big data has transformed and advanced fields such as science, healthcare, finance, sports, and many others. M3 shows the use of such data in practical applications through smart agriculture, live computer analysis of human emotions through the use of artificial intelligence, the impact and prevention of various diseases, and the display of live climate change predictions from satellites using big data.

“At this moment, when new research and development institutes, Science and Technology Parks are being developed and opened in Serbia, when there is strong support for science and innovation through the Funds, as well as when there are plans to open a campus such as BIO4, it seems that it has never been more necessary to promote the achievements of our science and domestic researchers. This is actually the mission of the Center for the Promotion of Science: to be a link between citizens and the scientific community and to translate such complex scientific topics into simple and comprehensible content so that citizens understand how scientific research contributes to making their lives better tomorrow,” she said at the opening Dr. Marjana Brkić, Acting director of the Center for the Promotion of Science.

In addition, the program will include the exhibition “Women in STEM”, which guides visitors through the scientific and life stories of women pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, who have made or continue to make revolutionary contributions to these fields, often with great challenges to overcome social expectations in the environment in which they live and work.

The doors of Silosi Belgrade and the May Month of Mathematics event will be open to everyone who wants to learn more about these topics every day, except Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., until June 4.

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