Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring can solve every arithmetic problem faster than a calculator. The psychologist and multiple (11 times) mental calculation world champion is a passionate number cruncher who bring the magic of numbers to everyone, not just exceptional talents. He is a qualified computer scientist and psychologist in Bonn, Germany. Mittring is a full member of the German Psychological Society. His research focuses primarily on the pedagogic and psychological area, especially the phenomenon of giftedness andintelligence tests. He is the author of numerous articles and books.
A selection of his books (publisher: Fischer-Verlag):
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The Swiss Association for Highly Gifted Children (www.ehk.ch) helps to organize the event. The EHK is a not-for-profit association that provides advice to parents and liaises with teachers and authorities to help address the very special needs of highly gifted children. For more than 20 years, it has enabled parents to share their experience and had organised events, camps, courses and workshops for gifted children.
We are very happy that we could win Pascal Kaul as "Special Guest" for our European Championship. Pascal Kaul is the best Swiss head calculator with two 4th places each in mental arithmetic and lightning arithmetic at the World Championships in London 2015. As a specialist in accounting at an insurance company, the Winterthur native is already juggling with numbers because of his profession He found out that the feeling for numbers is getting more and more lost to new technologies. A concern that both Pascal and Gert share. The two got to know each other at the World Championships. Pascal Kaul became famous for his badminton skills in the 80s. He won the Swiss championship title in men's singles and doubles several times and in 2014 he celebrated another double Swiss championship title with the seniors. Pascal Kaul will support Gert Mittring in the workshops and advise the participants in addition to the workshop.