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Virus Matemático

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Virus Matemático
Industry Popular mathematics
Founded 2 February 2020
Founder Nicolás Atanes

Virus Matemático is a social movement that aims to raise awareness of the importance of mathematics.

On February 2, 2020, Nicolás Atanes organized a demonstration for mathematics because he saw how "soccer, handball or chess are disciplines that we all know about because practically every day we see or hear about them, although this does not happen with the In fact, they impact us in a negative way, creating a revulsion." That was the beginning of Virus Matemático. As Atanes explained, he decided to name the movement Mathematical Virus because the goal of this project "is for interest in mathematics to spread like a virus."

On February 11, 2021, Atanes met with the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, to convey her objectives in relation to mathematics.

On July 30, 2021, the July Action was organized in cities such as Segovia, León, Salamanca, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Pamplona, ​​among others. There were 15 cities that organized the initiative. In Carmona, province of Seville, Adrián Macías gave a talk on mathematics. In Pamplona, ​​Nicolás Atanes organized different activities in the city: on July 29 at 11:30 a visit with a mathematical focus to the Cathedral of Pamplona, ​​at 6 a Conference on Mathematics Applications at the Center for Applied Medical Research, on July 30 at eleven a real mathematics class with Gustavo Ochoa, at six mathematics on the street in the Plaza del Castillo, and on July 31 at eleven Applications of mathematics in sport.

The movement has mobilized followers from all over Spain, from A Coruña, Pontevedra, Ourense, León, Segovia, Seville, Puertollano, Teruel, Huesca, Murcia, Álava, Vizcaya, Valencia,[1] among others.

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  1. «Llega a Valencia el “Virus Matemático”». Las Provincias, 3 December 2020.