About Archimedes Talks

Archimedes Talks is a speaker series aimed at talented high school students in Vancouver interested in mathematics and engineering. Our goal is to provide promising students with opportunities to explore different aspects of math and applied science in an engaging environment.

Once a month during the semester, students come to the University of British Columbia's main Vancouver campus. Every session includes two expert speakers, a tour of an interesting location on campus, and lunch.

Students are nominated to participate by their teachers. Interested students and teachers should visit the "apply" section for more information.

Archimedes lived in ancient Greece. He made many important discoveries in mathematics and physics, and was also a gifted inventor and engineer.


Archimedes Talks is modeled after the popular speaker series A Taste of Pi. A Taste of Pi was started and administered by Dr. Malgorzata Dubiel and Dr. Veselin Jungic of SFU. We are grateful to them for their vision and hard work, as well as their guidance and advice in setting up Archimedes Talks.