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Calling young, maverick thinkers

delhi Updated: Apr 25, 2011 01:20 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh

Did you know that Germany lost World War 2 because its encrypting technique was cracked? You can actually devise an invincible encrypting technique using number theory. This summer, treat your inquisitive side by decoding such mysteries at the Mathematical Sciences Foundation (MSF), a non-profit educational society started in 2002.

After the success of 2009 and 2010, MSF is inviting entries for its summer programme ‘Inviting All Young Minds (IAYM) – 2011’ for 60 students from class 10 and above across the country. The internships are designed to nurture out-of-the-box thinking in students.

“Last year, the institute received 1,600 entries for around 60 seats. This year we are expecting an even better reponse,” said Sharad Chatur-vedi, adviser, MSF and programme manager IAYM-2011.

Participants will be imparted training in computer software to enable them to apply their recently acquired skills in preparing their respective projects under the guidance of distinguished mathematicians and research associates of the MSF.

The programme is free of cost with a stipend of R5000, free boarding, lodging and rail fare will also be provided if candidates are from outside Delhi.

Applicants have to fill their forms online latest by April 30. For further details visit the institute’s website and