PROMYS is delighted to announce the expansion of the long standing PROMYS partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) to the newly formed CMI-PROMYS International Alliance: CMI is fully funding the participation of up to ten European students who have been accepted to PROMYS 2013 through the regular admissions process.
The students will attend the regular session of PROMYS at Boston University (June 30 - August 10, 2013) and follow up their six weeks at PROMYS with participation in the one-week (August 11 - August 17, 2013) residential Oxford Masterclasses in Combinatorics, at Oxford University, England in which a number of PROMYS students and counselors will also be engaged. Professor David Conlon will run the Oxford Masterclasses.
These scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and airfare (some restrictions on airfares may apply) and are designed for students who have not attended PROMYS before. All secondary students resident in 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 11, 2013. Interested applicants should complete the CMI-PROMYS application (here) which includes a problem set, secondary school transcript, and teacher recommendation. The deadline for receipt of international applications, by email or snail mail, is May 1, 2013. If applicants choose to scan and email their applications (to firstname.lastname@example.org), they should follow up with additionally sending the materials by snail mail (though duplicate materials sent by snail mail need not arrive by May 1). Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis starting April 1.
PROMYS lectures, discussions, and problem sets are in English. Applicants should possess English language skills which are strong enough to enable full participation.
Finalists will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Interviews may, in some cases, be by Skype or telephone.
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.
Director: Professor David Conlon, 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 Combinatorics at Oxford University, England. The Masterclasses will take place at Wadham College and will be directed by Professor David Conlon. The Masterclasses will be similar in spirit to the activities at PROMYS. They will look closely at an advanced topic in Combinatorics, and will be accompanied by a series of guest lectures.
Professor Conlon was the recipient of the European Prize in Combinatorics in 2011. He is a Royal Society University Research Fellow, an Oxford University Lecturer in Discrete Mathematics, and a Tutorial Fellow in Wadham College. Professor Conlon's research interests are extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, particularly extremal graph theory, Ramsey theory, random structures, quasirandomness and additive combinatorics.
Participants in the Oxford Masterclasses will be housed in the Back Quad or the JCR Quad at Wadham College, Oxford University, and meals will be provided 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.
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.