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Introducing Akshay

We are starting a new category of posts on Maths puzzles, being written by Akshay Gowrishankar, a 9th grader from Massachusetts, USA. He is a budding roboticist, enjoys math puzzles, and teaches a Middle School Math Olympiad class. His first post of the series is here.

STEMM Fair 2015

This year’s edition of the CREATE Gurukula STEM2 Fair will be held at FMKMC College, Madikeri, on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015. As always, we expect to have Essay, Quiz, and Model Building contests, open to Middle- and High-School students.

The Third STEM2 Fair

We conducted the 3rd CREATE STEM2 Fair at St.Anne’s High School at Virajpet yesterday, Dec 28, 2013. Over 200 students from approximately 20 high schools from around Madikeri and Virajpet enthusiastically participated in Quiz, Essay, and Model Building contests. The detailed results will be forthcoming soon, but the big winners were KAL’s Gonikoppa (who swept […]


The 3rd edition of the CREATE Gurukula STEM2 Fair will take place on Saturday, the 28th of December, 2013, at St.Anne’s High School, Virajpet. It will begin at 8:30am and end at approximately 5pm.

So did it work?

On July 29, 2013, we arranged a series of video lectures at the FMKMC College of Madikeri. These were publicly available lectures on a variety of topics ranging from Quantum Field Theory to General Relativity to Electricity and Magnetism. In order to measure how useful the lectures were to the students, we conducted a survey […]

A Day of Lectures in Physics

We held a day of lectures in Physics for MSc Physics students today (July 29, 2013) at the FMKMC College. The original plan was to hold the lectures at the CREATE site, but due to incessant rains in the Madikeri area, it was uncomfortable to begin with and the roof was deemed unsafe, so the […]

STEM2 Fair 2012

The second CREATE STEM2 Fair was held yesterday, Dec 29, at Cauvery College, Gonikoppa. More details anon.

ಶುಕ್ರ ಸಂಗಮ

೨೦೧೨ನೆಯ ಜೂನ್ ೬ನೆಯ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ, ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಹುಟ್ಟುತ್ತಿರುವಾಗ, ಒಂದು ಅಧ್ಭುತ ದೃಶ್ಯ ಕಾಣಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಸೂರ್ಯನ ಮೇಲೆ ಒಂದು ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಚುಕ್ಕೆ. ನೋಡು ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆಯೇ ಸೂರ್ಯನ ಮುಖದ ಮೇಲೆ ಜಾರುತ್ತದೆ. ಸುಮಾರು ೧೦:೩೦ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಹೊರಟುಹೋಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದು ಶುಕ್ರ ಗ್ರಹ. ಭೂಮಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸೂರ್ಯರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಅಡ್ಡ ಬಂದು ಹೋಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದೂ ಒಂದು ತರಹದ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಗ್ರಹಣ, ಆದರೆ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಮುಚ್ಚಿಹೊಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದನ್ನು ಟ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಟ್ (ಎಂದರೆ ಮುಂದಿನಿಂದ ಚಲಿಸುವುದು) ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹಿಂದೊಮ್ಮೆ ೮ ವರ್ಷಗಳ […]

Ludi Saeculares: the Transit of Venus

On June 5 (or June 6, depending on which time zone you are in) of 2012, Venus will be seen from the Earth passing over the disk of the Sun. This is not only a rare event, but also one which has been of great historical importance in figuring out how big the Solar System […]

Space Math [try it]

I came across this brilliant collection of math problems in a variety of practical settings in the context of space exploration and astronomy. It is a fantastic resource for teachers setting up realistic math problems. The site is called Space Math @ NASA. There is even a page with the problems sorted by NASA missions […]