Utrecht Summerschool in Mathematical Sciences (USMS) 2008

From August 18 to 29, 2008 the Department of Mathematics organises a Summer School entitled Topics in Algebra, Analysis and Geometry. Focus will be primarily on Analysis.

Contents: The school intends to provide (prospective) beginning Master students in pure mathematics with self-contained introductory courses in a range of different topics.  Our goal is to create a stimulating atmosphere and opportunities for an interchange of ideas, with each other and with the lecturers. This year's edition offers three self-contained introductory courses, each consisting of lectures and exercise sessions. These will be supplemented by various talks by experts in related fields, to demonstrate how the topics are related, and which research areas can be found at our department. The three courses offered are:

Abstracts of each course:

Lecturers: Prof. dr. J.J. Duistermaat, dr. J.A.C. Kolk, dr. J.W. van de Leur

Arrival/Registration/Welcome: A bed in a double room will be booked for you from Saturday 16 August until Friday 29 August. You can pick up your key at the University Museum (address: Lange Nieuwstraat 106, T: 030-2538008) on Saturday or Sunday between 12.00 and 16.30. If you arrive after 16.30 then unfortunately you will need to make other arrangements for the night following your arrival!

Registration will take place on Monday 18 August in the morning (details follow), in the lecture room (that is, room 611 in the Mathematics building).

Schedule: TBA

Location: All lectures will take place in room 611 of the Mathematics building.

Social Activities: 

Computer access: The Mathematics department has computer rooms which close around 17.00. In addition there are computers at the (adjacent) Minnaert Building and in the Buys Ballot Laboratory. These rooms remain open on weekdays until 20.00 (room BBL-011B and Minnaert-Sterrenzaal). Please note that during the weekend all university buildings are closed.

Target group: Advanced undergraduates or beginning graduates in mathematics, with a solid background.

Fee: Eur 800, including housing and all course materials.

: A number of scholarships is available. You should state your request and motivate your financial situation on a separate sheet.

Dutch students: please note the simplified application procedure for Dutch students.

Information and registration: No longer possible, except for people not in need of accommodation. Please email summerschool@math.uu.nl if you still want to register.

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