PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.
The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and PROMYS are offering new advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.
Returning student presents her group's research at PROMYS 2016
Students and counselors ask questions of guest lecturer, Tadeshi Tokieda, at PROMYS 2016
Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.
Teacher giving a presentation at PROMYS for Teachers 2016
PROMYS for Teachers is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. Together we are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in secondary school mathematics classrooms.
A video of the PROMYS for Teachers program may be viewed HERE.
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles after his Guest Lecture at PROMYS Europe 2016
PROMYS Europe 2016, for European students, ran from July 10 to August 20 at the University of Oxford.
In 2015 and 2016, PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, ran very successful first and second summers at the University of Oxford in England. There were 21 first-year students, 3 returning students, and 7 undergraduate counselors at PROMYS Europe 2016.
PROMYS Europe is a partnership between PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. Participants are selected from across Europe.
PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. Thanks to the generosity of partners in Europe, there is financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid are asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.
PROMYS Europe is closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind is the same at both programs as is the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community.
Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site
Video about PROMYS. Students, faculty, and alums of the program were filmed and interviewed during PROMYS 2013 and at the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.
Please click here to visit the PROMYS Video page where you can also buy DVDs or Blu-rays of the video.
Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply Of Simple Things"