After their six weeks at PROMYS, the 2014 CMI-PROMYS Scholars attended the week-long Oxford Masterclasses at Wadham College, Oxford University. In this photo, the Scholars and Professor Alexander Ritter (front right) are shown with Wadham Emeritus Fellow Sir Roger Penrose (center front), who gave a presentation to the Scholars on Penrose tiling.
PROMYS is delighted to announce that PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, has been created at Oxford University in England. PROMYS Europe will be closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind will be the same at both programs as will the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community. Over time, PROMYS Europe will create its own traditions to augment those it inherits from PROMYS at BU.
Two highly successful pilot programs were run in 2013 and 2014: the CMI-PROMYS Scholarships and the Oxford Masterclasses. Thanks in large part to enthusiastic recruitment assistance from PROMYS alums in Europe, an impressively large and talented pool of Scholarship applicants was drawn from 30 European countries. PROMYS Europe looks forward to building on this core group of CMI-PROMYS Scholars, returning Scholars, and Scholar counselors.
PROMYS Europe has strong ties to the University of Oxford’s Institute of Mathematics and will be based at beautiful Wadham College, Oxford University.
Applications for PROMYS Europe 2015 will be available by January 2015 and students from all over Europe will be eligible to apply. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors in Europe, in particular the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI), there will be financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid will be asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.
Please click HERE for more information about PROMYS Europe.
Please email PROMYS Europe with any questions.