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- Applications are open for PROMYS 2017

Student Applications for Summer 2017 are available HERE. The application deadline is April 1.

The Mehta Fellowship application for students from India is available HERE. The application deadline is also April 1.

Counselor applications have closed for PROMYS 2017.

Applications have closed for PROMYS Europe at the University of Oxford.

- Yongren Fellowship for student in China

We are delighted to announce the Yongren Fellowship to PROMYS for a low-income student in China. Thanks to a generous family foundation, the fellowship provides a full scholarship to PROMYS 2017 plus round-trip travel from China.


Please help spread the word to potentially suitable applicants. Eligible students should submit the regular PROMYS application and also fill out the financial aid form noting that they are applying for the Yongren Fellowship.


The application deadline for PROMYS, and for the Yongren Fellowship, is April 1.

Advanced Seminars for 2017

The Analytic Class Number Formula
Professor Jared Weinstein, Boston University

Algebra
Professor Marjory Baruch, Syracuse University

Geometry and Symmetry
Professor Steven Rosenberg, Boston University

Please visit the PROMYS site for more details.

- PROMYS 2016 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifty-eight first-year students and twenty-four returning students immersed themselves in challenging mathematics at PROMYS 2016. They were supported by twenty-seven counselors including three Head Counselors and four junior counselors.

Advanced Seminars at PROMYS 2016

Modular Forms: Professor David Rohrlich, Boston University

The Mathematics of Computer Graphics: Professor Marjory Baruch, Syracuse University

Geometry and Symmetry: Professor Steven Rosenberg, Boston University

Guest Lectures

The following mathematicians delivered PROMYS Guest Lectures this summer.

Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut): Impossibility by modular arithmetic
Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford University/University of Cambridge): Applying physics to mathematics
Rob Gross (Boston College): Summing It Up:  Amazon Rank 20,948
Ila Varma (Harvard and Columbia Universities): Hasse’s local-global principle 
Lionel Levine (Cornell University): The future of prediction

2016 Breakout Fellow


Professor Glenn Stevens with Barry Xu, the 2016 Breakout Fellow

PROMYS was delighted to award the 2016 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS to Barry Xu of Alameda High School in Alameda, California. 

Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, generously established the Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS in late 2014. The PROMYS alum community then matched the Breakout Fellowship donations to create and fully fund the Breakout Fellowship Endowment which will bring one Breakout Fellow to PROMYS every summer in perpetuity. 

2016 Trustee Fellowship

The PROMYS Foundation was extremely pleased to award a 2016 Trustee Fellowship to Roshan Padaki. The Trustee Fellowship is a full scholarship to PROMYS funded thanks to the generosity of the PROMYS alum community. Roshan graduated this year from Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts. This was Roshan's third summer at PROMYS.

PROMYS Europe 2016

PROMYS Europe, an offshoot of PROMYS for European students, had a highly successful first summer in 2015. The dates of PROMYS Europe 2016 are July 10 to August 20. Twenty-one first-year students, three returning students, and seven counselors have immersed themselves in PROMYS mathematics for six weeks at the University of Oxford.

PROMYS Europe is a partnership of PROMYS with the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, University of Oxford.

Thanks to independent funding from its partners and private donors, PROMYS Europe offers full and partial financial aid and, as at PROMYS, all families are asked to pay less than the full cost of participation.

PROMYS Europe 2016 participants show their countries of origin

Dr. Vicky Neale, Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute and at Balliol College, Oxford University is offering an advanced seminar as she did in 2015.

Professor Sir Andrew Wiles gave a PROMYS Europe Guest Lecture on Eliptic Curves. Additional guest lectures have been given so far this summer by Dr Jennifer Balakrishnan (University of Oxford), Thomas Bloom (University of Bristol), Professor Sarah Zerbes (University College London), and Dr. Kevin Hughes (University of Bristol).

2016 Mehta Fellowships!

(Back, left to right) Professor David Fried, Arya Vadnere,  Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj, Professor Glenn Stevens, (Front, left to right) Shubham Aggarwal,Soumen Ghosh, Sabir Shaik,and Neelima Borade

PROMYS was excited to be able to award four 2016 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS for low-income students from India. In addition, the two 2015 Mehta Fellows returned to PROMYS this summer: Shubham Aggarwal as a Returning Fellow and Sabir Shaik, about to start his second undergraduate year at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, as a Junior Counselor.

The four new Mehta Fellows to PROMYS are Arya Vadnere from Pune, Maharashtra; Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj from Thrissur, Kerala; Neelima Borade also from Pune; and Soumen Ghosh from Katwa, West Bengal.

Without the generosity of Nicholas Nash, the Indira Foundation and Morph.org, the Mehta Fellowship sponsors, these six students, all exceptionally talented in mathematics, would have been unable to participate in PROMYS since international students are not eligible for regular need-based financial aid at PROMYS. The Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS are for mathematically talented low-income students in India and cover tuition, room and board, round-trip travel from India, visa fees, and any required books.

2016 PROMYS T-Shirt

Video and Other PROMYS News

PROMYS Video

The PROMYS video can now be viewed here on the PROMYS site. 

Footage for the video was filmed during PROMYS 2013 and during the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.

PROMYSonians Group

Hai Po Sun invites all alums to join the PROMYSonians group he has created on LinkedIn.

PROMYS on Twitter

You can follow us on Twitter at @PROMYS_Program: 

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  • PROMYS Alumni Pages and Links

    The PROMYS Foundation
    PROMYS Reading List
    PROMYS Europe Site
    PROMYS Site!
    Joining Forces in International Mathematics Outreach Efforts
    Article about PROMYS Europe in the 2015 CMI Annual Report
    Alum Update Restricted Access
    Alum Questionnaire about the Impact of PROMYS Restricted Access
    Contribute to PROMYS
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    Yanmin Ma's Photos of the July 27, 2012 Alum/Student Event Restricted Access
    More Photos of the July 27, 2012 Alum Lectures and Gathering Restricted Access
    Photos of PROMYS Foundation Kick-off by Jon Hanke Restricted Access
    Photos of the 2009 PROMYS Celebration by Ila Varma Restricted Access
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    Photos of the 2009 PROMYS Celebration by Evan Bullock Restricted Access
    Photos of the 2009 PROMYS Celebration by Jon Pinyan Restricted Access
    Photos of PROMYS 2004 by Evan Bullock Restricted Access
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    Photos of PROMYS 1999 by Evan Bullock Restricted Access



    PROMYS T-Shirts

    Annual PROMYS T-Shirts - Photos

    Here's the T-shirt from 1989, the first year of the program. 

    Click HERE for photos of the T-shirts from the years 1989 through 2016.

    Here are the front and the back of the 20 Years of PROMYS Celebration T-shirt from 2009.

    New PROMYS 25th Summer Celebration T-Shirt

    Front of 25th Summer Celebration T-Shirt

    Front of 25th Summer Celebration T-Shirt

    Back of the 25th Summer Celebration T-Shirt

    Back of 25th Summer Celebration T-Shirt

    Some Alum Resources

    Abhinav Kumar's "Topics in Algebraic Geometry"

    This is a graduate course at MIT available free of charge through MIT's OpenCourseWare. (As taught in Spring 2008 - License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).

    Professor Kumar was a counselor at PROMYS in 1999.

    Abhinav Kumar's Topics in Algebraic Number Theory

    This is a graduate course at MIT available free of charge through MIT's OpenCourseWare.  (As taught in Spring 2010 - License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA).

    Professor Kumar was a counselor at PROMYS in 1999.

    Want to hear some PROMYS alum jazz?

    Malcolm Campbell, jazz pianist and composer, was a student at PROMYS in 2003 and 2004.

    Henry Cohn's Article on Scholarly Publishing

    Alum and PROMYS instructor and research mentor Henry Cohn’s April 2012 article (with Douglas N. Arnold) on the future of scholarly publishing: Mathematicians Take a Stand:

    Alum TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply of Simple Things"

    Hirsh Jain was invited to give a TEDx talk, in November at The York School, for students "Taking On the World."  Hirsh titled his talk: "To Think Deeply of Simple Things."  
     
    Hirsh writes, "This talk is based on what I've learned at three summers at the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists.  This program, held at Boston University every summer, has fostered my growth as not only a mathematician, but as an intellectual, to an unbelievable extent.  Being able to conduct research and to take a creative approach to math has enabled me to see the way that structure and beauty come together to elicit a true understanding of numbers."

    Here's his video:


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