PROMYS Europe Connect 2021

We are delighted to announce

PROMYS Europe Connect for 2021.

Online from 12 July to 6 August

In view of continuing restrictions and uncertainty around Covid-19, we are designing PROMYS Europe Connect as a unique 4-week online programme that captures many of the key elements of the usual PROMYS Europe experience.

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

First-year students will 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 counsellors and guest mathematicians, some of whom are PROMYS alumni, 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.

Returning students will be able to take advanced courses and to undertake a research project, mentored by professional mathematicians and tailored to suit the online format and length of the programme.

Counsellors, who are undergraduate students of the highest quality and some of whom are also PROMYS Europe alumni, will support and mark the work of a small group of students, do their own research, and give and attend lectures. They will also organise occasional non-mathematical online social activities, as well as supporting students’ academic and pastoral wellbeing. 

The 2021 PROMYS Europe Connect community of first-year students, returning students, undergraduate counsellors, will have access to a virtual common room offering the opportunity to meet, work together and socialise, thus providing participants with a highly supportive and collaborative environment within which to learn and develop.

Participants will need to be equipped with a computer with a webcam and an internet connection that adequately supports video conferencing for extended periods throughout the day.

The core working hours for the programme will be Monday to Friday, 0900--1800 UK time (GMT+1).  Students will not be expected to take part in activities outside this time, although some might choose to work on mathematical programme activities independently at other times.  The programme will be full-time and intensive, and participants will be expected to be online and actively engaging with programme activities for a large proportion of the core working hours.  The timetable will of course include breaks, and allow participants some flexibility, but we expect students to be fully committed to the programme.

Details of how to apply can be found on the student and counsellor application pages.