Summer School

The Utrecht Geometry Center organises every year a Summer School on Geometry aimed mostly at 2nd/3rd year bachelor students. For two weeks, attendees will interact with our staff, through lectures and tutorials, learning about some of the topics studied at the UGC.

How to enroll: The event is organised within the framework of the campus-wide “Summer School Utrecht”. You can click on the link and search for “geometry” to see if there is an open call.

Organizers: Johan van de Leur and Barbara van den Berg

Every year, the Utrecht Geometry Centre organises a two-week Summer School on Geometry aimed at students in latter stages of the bachelor. This event is organised in the framework of the campus-wide “Summer School Utrecht”, that takes care of all practical issues, such as arranging housing, waivers and grants, as well as offering an attractive social programme. Participation in the entire Summer School yields 3 ECTS-credits.

The first installment in 2016 was a big success, with over 40 participants from all over the world; you can take a look at the programme here. If you want to broaden your horizon next summer, do not miss the next installment!

Some of the courses we have covered so far are:

diophantine equations

elliptic curves

geometry of discrete groups

Grassmannians and representation theory of GL(n)

local-global principle for quadratic forms

loop spaces

Morse theory

p-adic numbers

representations of finite groups

symplectic geometry

topology of ordinal numbers

What the students said…

It not only met but actually surpassed my best expectations. The teachers were excellent.

It is great to see all the lecturers talking so enthusiastically about their topic.

I am very satisfied with the contents of the course. We have been shown a lot of topics which I previously knew nothing about, or had heard about but not actually studied. You have shown us a broad spectrum of mathematical areas that we would have probably otherwise never seen at Bachelor (or even Masters?) level.

What the course leader said…

…such an enthusiastic group of students!

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