This summer school is an introduction to top-level mathematical research topics for highly selected international students at the age of transition between high school and university. Presentations and mini-courses will be given by international leading university mathematicians.
The summer school combines the best features from several successful international activities for talented students, such as the Russian-language summer school "Sovremennaya Matematika" (Contemporary mathematics) in Dubna near Moscow, the MASS research semesters program at Penn State University/USA, and the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2009) in Bremen/Germany. Key organizers of all these activities are among the initiators of our school. We hope that our school will help foster connections among the international participants as well as develop the attractiveness of the European Research Area at the international level, and we hope that it will encourage international students to study in Europe and in particular in the host countries.
We are very happy that some of the most prominent and exciting international research mathematicians have agreed to joining the Scientific Committee and coming to Bremen as lecturers.
The scientific age of the contestants should be so that they are in their last years of high school, or in their first two years of university. Of course this means different things, in terms of preparation, for different countries. In particular, participants should have working knowledge in basic calculus, and they should not yet have specialized into any particular area of mathematics.
We are committed to admitting talented students with diverse backgrounds.
Étienne Ghys, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Chair of scientific committee
Dierk Schleicher, Jacobs University
Chair of the organizing committee