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PROMYS Six-week summer immersion in mathematics!
January 24th 2016

PROMYS Six-week summer immersion in mathematics!

PROMYS seek European students aged at least 16 who would benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into fundamental mathematical questions within a richly stimulating and supportive community of fellow first-year students, returning students, undergraduate counsellors, research mentors, faculty, and visiting mathematicians.

First-year students focus primarily on a series of very challenging problem sets, daily lecture, and exploration labs in Number Theory. Advanced seminars and numerous mini-courses and guest lectures tackle a wide range of topics.

PROMYS Europe 2016: Six-week summer immersion in mathematics closely modelled on the 27-year-old PROMYS programme at Boston University.

Partners: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford; Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); Wadham College, University of Oxford; and PROMYS, Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists.

Eligible to apply: European pre-university students age 16 and up (by the start of the programme)

Location: Wadham College, University of Oxford
Dates: 10 July – 20 August, 2016
Application and application problem set at www.promys-europe.org
Application deadline: 31 March, 2016

Director of PROMYS Europe (and of PROMYS): Glenn Stevens, Professor of Mathematics at Boston University
Cost to families: £1,000  (Cost is heavily subsidized by our partners.)
Financial Aid: Full and partial need-based financial aid is available (also travel reimbursement)

PROMYS Europe community: 18 first-year students, 6 returning students, 6 undergraduate counsellors, research mentors, faculty, and visiting mathematicians * Highly supportive, collaborative, and stimulating environment

Mathematical focus: First-year students focus primarily on a series of very challenging problem sets and exploration labs in Number Theory. Advanced seminars, research projects, and numerous mini-courses and guest lectures are on a wide range of mathematical topics.

Primary goals: Development of mathematical habits of mind that support independence and creativity in facing unfamiliar mathematical challenges * Asking good questions * Precision of thought * Depth of understanding

Exceptional features:  Intensity and six-week duration * Rigorous discovery by students of fundamental mathematical truths * Individualized programme to ensure each student is fully challenged mathematically

Details and testimonials: www.promys-europe.org
Contact: Julia Rolnick, Director of Outreach: [email protected]

PROMYS is all about exploration and learning through experimentation, building the tools to ask and then tackling progressively more difficult and interesting questions. This makes the work deeply satisfying, because the results one discovers not only feel but truly are deep and meaningful mathematics.”  Student, PROMYS Europe 2015

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