Univesity of Oxford
University of Oxford
PROMYS Europe is a challenging six-week residential mathematics summer school for pre-university students (16 and older) from across Europe who show unusual readiness to think deeply about mathematics.
PROMYS Europe encourages mathematically ambitious students 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 is also 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.