After their six weeks at PROMYS, the 2013 CMI-PROMYS Scholars attended the week-long Oxford Masterclasses at Wadham College, Oxford University
The CMI-PROMYS International Alliance, formed in 2013, is an expansion of the long standing PROMYS partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI). In 2014, CMI is fully funding the participation of ten CMI-PROMYS Scholars from Europe who will be accepted through the scholarship application process. Scholarship finalists will also be interviewed in person or by Skype or telephone.
CMI-PROMYS Scholars will attend the regular session of PROMYS at Boston University (June 29 - August 9, 2014) and follow up their six weeks at PROMYS with participation in the one-week (August 10 - August 16, 2014) residential Oxford Masterclasses in Geometry, at Oxford University, England in which a number of PROMYS students and counselors will also be engaged. Professor Alexander Ritter will direct the Oxford Masterclasses.
These scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare (up to $1,500 for airfare) and are designed for students who have not attended PROMYS before. All secondary students resident in Europe, and European citizens resident outside Europe, including graduating seniors, are eligible for these scholarships which are not need-based; students must be at least 16 years of age by August 10, 2014. Applicants should complete the CMI-PROMYS Scholarship application which includes a problem set and teacher recommendation. The mathematical material that students tackle at PROMYS is very challenging indeed, and it is expected that participants will enjoy working intensively in mathematics; but students do not need to have taken any advanced or accelerated math courses to thrive at PROMYS. The deadline for receipt of Scholarship applications is March 15, 2014.
For the summer of 2013, the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance was delighted to be able to fund 12 CMI-PROMYS Scholars rather than the anticipated 10. The Scholars came from nine European countries and were selected from a large and exceedingly strong applicant pool from all over Europe. Scholarship finalists were interviewed by PROMYS alumni from seven European countries. PROMYS encourages any applicants from 2013 who are still eligible to consider applying again this year.
PROMYS lectures, discussions, and problem sets are in English. Applicants should possess English language skills which are strong enough to enable full participation.
PROMYS is happy to speak with the schools of accepted students to assist in the resolution of any conflicts between school attendance dates and PROMYS participation dates.
Applications for the summer of 2014 will be available by December 15, 2013.
The deadline for receipt of CMI-PROMYS Scholarship applications is March 15, 2104
Director: Alexander Ritter, Oxford University
CMI-PROMYS scholars will first attend the six weeks of PROMYS at Boston University. They will then participate for a further week in the Oxford Masterclasses in Geometry at Oxford University, England. The Masterclasses will take place at Wadham College and will be directed by Professor Alexander Ritter. The Masterclasses will be similar in spirit to the activities at PROMYS. They will look closely at advanced topics in Geometry and will be accompanied by a series of guest lectures.
Professor Ritter is a University Lecturer in Geometry at the Mathematical Institute and the Roger Penrose Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford University. His research interests are symplectic and contact geometry, Floer homology, Fukaya categories, mirror symmetry, and symplectic field theory.
Participants in the Oxford Masterclasses will be housed at Wadham College, Oxford University, and meals will be provided in Hall and in the college refectory. Oxford University requires that participants in the Oxford Masterclasses be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program. Please click here for a PDF giving details of accommodations and arrangements at Wadham College.
Wadham College is the academic home of some 55 Fellows, about 130 - 150 graduate students, and about 450 undergraduates. The college celebrated its four hundredth anniversary in 2010.
"It was a pleasure to teach such highly motivated students. Their level of devotion to solving the problem sets was quite extraordinary and I was very impressed at the work they produced:"
Professor David Conlon, Director of the 2013 Oxford Masterclasses, speaking of the
2013 CMI-PROMYS Scholars.
"It has been an enlightening and delightful summer full of maths, insight and great people … At PROMYS, you will certainly have to work hard, pushing your horizons and thinking in new ways, but the challenges presented and the environment provided is perfect for this – to advance you mathematically and philosophically. It’s undoubtedly been the most productive summer I’ve ever had...an odyssey of self-discovery, mathematical learning and fun."
Bohan Yu (UK) CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"These were the best six weeks of my life. I've met a lot of interesting people, do a lot of math and made a lot of friends. And when I've thought that life just couldn't get any better than this, surprise! Best experience ever!
Andreea Iorga (Romania) CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"CMI-PROMYS was a defining experience for me and gave me enormous insights both mathematically and emotionally."
CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"I just can say is the most incredible experience I have had. So incredible that I wish there was a second years scholarship so I could have the opportunity to come again."
CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"It's an incredible experience and those who love math should try to participate."
Spyros Koutroulis (Greece) CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"PROMYS is awesome. Apply!"
Koen Doodeman (Netherlands) CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"I recommend people who like math to participate in it … PROMYS has been one of the best experience I had. … I just can say it's been an incredible experience."
Marc Tricas Perramon (Spain) CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
"It would be good if there were scholarships for second year students because this summer was the best summer I’ve ever had and I certainly want to come back again."
CMI-PROMYS Scholar 2013
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