 School
project to build and program robots so that they can explore a
labyrinth (see artikel in the DTU newspaper 6/2009 (in Danish))
Details and many pictures can be found at a
detailed web page about the robot school project
 Public science talks about nonlinear dynamics, e.g.
The Double Pendulum for school classes.
 Matematicum  The Mathematical Inspiratorium at DTU
Markvorsen, Steen; Henriksen, Christian; Thomsen, Søren Steffen, Schmidt, Karsten; Starke, Jens; Knudsen, Lars Ramkilde
This project is concerned with the theme of unfolding mathematical
concepts and results for students and other mathematically curious
visitors to Matematicum via handson experiments and stories. Each
story and activity is ideally centered around a welldefined
mathematical crux, which is then to be uncovered, unfolded, and
applied to properly understand a given, otherwise nonobvious  or
maybe even mysterious  phenomenon. For example: How can two circular
rotations combine to give the linear motion of a pump? What are the
rotors actually doing in the Enigma encryption machine? Why and how
does a (good) boomerang return? How do we make a swarm of
intercommunicating robots collaborate to solve a given task? How do
the ants find or construct their shortest pathways? Which roofs pick
up the most solar energy throughout the year? Concerning content and
development of concept: The Matematicum at the Department of
Mathematics is a room which has been arranged to receive up to 15
visitors at a time. A boomerang "story" and a robot swarming "story"
have been implemented and tested. A 3D printer and 3D scanner have
been installed. The printer is in full operation and supplies concrete
models of geometric shape and function such as minimal surfaces and
ingenious pumps. A fume cupboard has been installed for proper and
safe postprocessing of the 3Dprinted objects. An original
threerotor German military Enigma machine has been purchased. It is
the essential central "object" for great "stories" and activities in
the Matematicum concerning the history and development of modern
cryptology. The Matematicum was officially opened at a reception at DTU
Mathematics on 6th March, 2008.
 Talk at Alumni Meeting (Gensysnsdag) at August 21, 2009
of the Technical University of Denmark (see abstract)
