La Grange des Maths
La Grange des Maths (the barn of maths) is a French association aiming to create a math culture centre. The name is also a hommage to 18th century Italian-French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange.
The math center, or math museum, will be located in Varces-Allières-et-Risset, on the south of the city of Grenoble, France. The town of Varces, after exchanges with the scientific community in Grenoble, accepted to transform a set of historical farming buildings in the park Beylier to create a space for broadcast and promotion of mathematics. The project aims to all public, regardless of social origin or scholar curriculum, opposing social and intellectual elitism.
The association was created in July 2015 and counts with 75 associates. While working for the creation of the permanent space, it has organized several math outreach activities, under the name La grange vadrouille (the farm wanders off) with hands-on experiences in science fairs and cultural events.