The idea of this summer school is to create a friendly
learning atmosphere, to enable close contact between students and lecturers, and
create opportunities for students to make lasting contacts with peers at other
Format: The school will be a 5-day residential program
running from the afternoon of Sunday, May 30 to Friday, June 4th. Four lecturers will
give mini-courses composed of four 90-min lectures. This year's topics
year's courses and lecturers will be -
The lectures will be interspersed with student
presentations, and some social activities. Typically, we will have four lectures
a day, leaving time for discussions scientific and otherwise. The lecturers may
set assignments. More details on the courses will appear here closer to the
date of the school.
Location: UMass Amherst, the flagship
campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is located in the scenic
Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, a 2-hour drive from Boston and 3 hours
from New York City. The area is home to UMass and to four other liberal arts
colleges. The area has a rich cultural environment in a rural setting.
There are also a number of outdoor activities to fill in your free time - hiking
and biking trails criss-cross the area.
Logistics: There will be a fee of
$400 for attending
the school. The fee will cover on-campus lodging at UMass, breakfast, lunch and
refreshments, as well as two evening meals. On other evenings,
we will leave you to explore the eateries, bars, coffee-shops of
Amherst and neighbouring Northampton. The town is a 15 minute walk
from campus, and there is free public transportation connecting the
university and the town.