Calling young mathematicians!

16th January 2020


With great regret the PROMYS Europe 2020 summer school has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Good at maths? PROMYS Europe 2020, a challenging and stimulating six-week residential summer programme at Wadham College, is seeking mathematically ambitious school students aged 16+ from across Europe.

  • Participants in the 2019 PROMYS Europe programme

    Participants in the 2019 PROMYS Europe programme

  • young mathematicians at work
  • young mathematicians at work
  • young mathematicians at work

I wanted to learn new Mathematics and meet new people. Not only did I do both of those things, but I learnt much more than I thought I would and made friendships which I will never forget 

Student, PROMYS Europe 2018

The programme will run from 12 七月 2020 – 22 八月 2020 at Wadham College, Oxford.

The programme is designed to encourage mathematically ambitious students who are at least 16 to explore the creative world of mathematics. Participants tackle fundamental mathematical questions within a richly stimulating and supportive community of fellow first-year students, returning students, undergraduate counsellors, research mentors, faculty, and visiting mathematicians.

First-year students focus primarily on a series of very challenging problem sets, daily lectures, and exploration projects in Number Theory. There will also be a programme of talks by guest mathematicians and the counsellors, on a wide range of mathematical subjects, as well as courses aimed primarily at students who are returning to PROMYS Europe for a second or third time. 

PROMYS Europe is a partnership of Wadham College and the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, the Clay Mathematics Institute, and PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists, founded in Boston in 1989).

The programme is dedicated to the principle that no one should be unable to attend for financial reasons. Most of the cost is covered by the partnership and by generous donations from supporters. In addition, full and partial needs-based financial aid is available, which can cover the fee and travel costs, in part or in full.

For further information please visit the PROMYS Europe website

Applications for Counsellors and Returning Students open on 3 January 2020. Applications for First Year Students open on 13 January 2020, with a closing date of 15 游行. 

PROMYS Europe Board

Professor Henry Cohn (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at MIT)
Dr Vicky Neale (Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute and at Balliol College, University of Oxford)
Professor Glenn Stevens (Director, Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), and Professor of Mathematics, Boston University) 
Professor Martin Bridson President of the Clay Mathematics Institute, Whitehead Professor of Pure Mathematics and Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Dr Caroline Mawson, Senior Tutor and Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford


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