PROMYS Europe at Oxford University for students age 16+

Saturday, July 11, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, August 22, 2015 (All day)

PROMYS Europe, a partnership with the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI), and Wadham College, University of Oxford, is an intensive six-week summer immersion in mathematics at Oxford University for pre-university students in Europe. PROMYS Europe is closely modelled on PROMYS, its 26-year-old parent programme at Boston University. Thanks to the support of CMI and Wadham College, there is full and partial need-based financial aid; and the cost of attendance for all students is heavily subsidized. 

We are seeking European secondary school students aged at least 16 who would be excited at 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. The first-year students focus primarily on a series of very challenging problem sets and exploration labs in Number Theory. An advanced seminar and numerous mini-courses, and guest lectures will be on a wide range of mathematical topics.  

The PROMYS Europe student application deadline is April 1, 2015.  The application, available here on the PROMYS Europe site (www.PROMYS-Europe.org) includes a challenging problem set.  Successful applicants do not need to have taken any advanced courses in mathematics but need to show exceptional readiness for thinking deeply about mathematics.  

PROMYS Europe is accepting undergraduate counsellor applications here.

A summary of the programme is below:

PROMYS Europe: Six-week summer immersion in mathematics closely modelled on PROMYS, its 26-year-old parent 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 secondary school students age 16 and up
Location: Wadham College, Oxford University
Dates: July 11 – August 22, 2015
Application and application problem set at www.PROMYS-Europe.org
Application deadline: April 1, 2015
Director of PROMYS Europe (and of PROMYS): Glenn Stevens, Professor of Mathematics at Boston University
Cost to families: £750  (Cost is heavily subsidized by sponsors.)
Financial Aid: Full and partial need-based financial aid is available
Sponsors: Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); Wadham College, Oxford University; and private donors
PROMYS Europe community: 12 first-year students, 4 returning students, 4 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. An advanced seminar, research projects, and numerous mini-courses and guest lectures will be on a wide range of 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: Students uncover mathematical truths for themselves. Intensity and six week duration.
Details, testimonials, and video: on the PROMYS Europe site
Contact: Julia Rolnick, Director of Outreach: jrolnick@promys-europe.org

 

Wadham College, University of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford
United Kingdom
OX1 3PN
United Kingdom
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