The event will take place at Nesin Mathematics Village, where you can gaze upon the natural scenery full of trees, and feel at home right in the middle of nature, away from the city bustle.
Nesin Mathematics Village, Şirince – İzmir/Turkey
“The Nesin Mathematics Village is a small village of about 13,5 acres, approximately 7,5 of which consist of olive groves. It is owned by the Nesin Foundation and is located 1 km away from the village of Şirince (tied to the Selçuk district of Izmir). Perched on a hillside and overflowing with greenery, it is a place where young and old learn, teach, and think about mathematics in peaceful remoteness. Unpretentious and unostentatious, the houses made out of rock, straw and clay give off a simple welcoming air.
Apart from the crickets, any factors which could prevent concentration and deep thought are kept away, there are no televisions, no music is publicly broadcasted. But traces of civilization such as electricity, warm water and wireless internet are nonetheless present. There is no shortage of insect life!
Most activities take place in the summer months; however in spring and autumn it is also an ideal environment for various types work groups, meetings and rest. It could for example be used as a place for an alumni reunion, a honeymoon in the “wild” or a mathematics workshop.
From teaching at the primary school level to the most advanced research, mathematical activities of any level can take place simultaneously at the village.
We now have the capacity to lodge 150 people, but there is the possibility of pitching tents if more capacity is required.”
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History of Sirince Village
Sirince Village was formed when people were fleeing Ephesus. They settled in the mountains and named the village Cirkince which translated into ugly. The reasoning for this was to keep outsiders from getting curious and coming into the village. The name was eventually changed to Sirince, which means pretty. Greeks settled in the village at one stage and this is clear in the styling of the houses. In 1924 there was an exchange of the Greek and Turkish population .
Highlights of the Village
- Wine tasting of course!
- Buying hand-made olive oil soap
- Visiting St Johns church which is being restored
- Enjoying Turkish cuisine in a traditional restaurant
- Tasting and buying the best olives in Turkey.