Utrecht, Netherlands

Geometry

when 17 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 450

The Summer School on Geometry aims to cover a spectrum of modern geometry as broad as possible, as well as its interactions with neighbouring fields such as logic, Lie and number theory. Each day of the summer school is dedicated to one of these subjects. The school is aimed at mathematics students with at least two years of mathematics at bachelor level, including basic topology and algebra.

Geometry is the theory of space. 'Space' is a multi-faceted concept: it refers equally well to the phase space of a classical mechanical system, the differential-geometrical space of general relativity or the operator-theoretic space of quantum mechanics from physics, as to the internet as a huge graph of connections.

The Summer School on Geometry, which is organised by the Utrecht Geometry Centre, aims to cover a spectrum of modern geometry as broad as possible, as well its interaction with neighbouring fields such as logic, Lie and number theory.

A limited number of scholarships in the form of course fee waivers (max. €375 per student) is available, see Scholarships below. UU students or students accepted for the UU MSc programme Mathematical Sciences are exempted from paying the full Summer School course fee (they pay €75 for the course materials).

Course leader

Dr. G.R. Cavalcanti

Target group

Mathematics students with at least two years of mathematics at bachelor level, including basic topology and algebra (groups/rings) or physics students with a basic knowledge of mathematics including basic topology and algebra (groups/rings).

Course aim

This course aims to cover a spectrum of modern geometry, such as: symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry, number theory, logic, Lie theory and possible applications in physics. Each day of the summer school is dedicated to one of these subjects. Lectures alternate with exercise sessions. Please find the full programme of the Summer School Geometry 2019 in the day-to-day programme above for an impression (the programme of the Summer School Geometry 2020 will be uploaded later when more information is available).

Fee info

EUR 450: Course + course materials
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional)

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships in the form of fee waivers (max. €375 per student) is available. There are no travel grants, grants for housing costs or grants for course materials available. If you would like to apply for the fee waiver, please mention

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