Baby-Horizons in Mathematics – Winter School for Students

24.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 | Będlewo


The school takes place during two weekends (Friday midday-Sunday midday) in the academic year 2017/2018. The students prefer that way instead of 4-5 days in a row because they don't want to skip their classes at the university. The school is dedicated mostly to the students of the third year (the last year of the ''so called'' Bachelor studies), but other students are welcome as well, in particular Master students or PhD students. The lectures are supposed to be understandable to students who have completed courses in calculus, linear algebra, algebra, topology, differential equations, probability theory, analityc functions, statistics, functional analysis.

The aim of the school, as of the previous schools Horizons in Mathematics, is to show students  various possibilities (outside their Alma Mater) before they start to specialize. In this respect the focus on the students few months before Bechelors degree matches very well with the European system: Bechelor's studies, Master studies and the possibility of choosing a different university after Bechelor's degree. Moreover, meeting fellow students from other univerisities gives an invaluable experience at this stage of a career.

We intent to have 5-6 lecurers every weekend which means 10-12 speakers. We have invited a few specialists representing a variety of fields in mathematics.

We want the lecturers to be both in theoretical and applied mathematics. We expect that each speaker will present an elementart problem trying at the same time to give a flavor of what their field of mathematics is. The talk is supposed to be understandable to students after basic courses. This means simplification, populatization instead of presenting the most recent or the most important results of the speaker. Our experience shows that a lecture should consists of two parts (say on ehour each), with a longer break in between, preferably of at least few hours, in order to digest the first part. Professor Ewa Damek committed herself to discuss by phone with every speaker what, according to her experience, students of the 5th semester are able to understand. She was present at schools organized by students and discussed with students a lot about their interests, problems with understanding, career etc.

Detailed programme below:


Th current list of speakers*:

prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Frączek, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika - "Billards on polygons"

prof. dr hab. Piotr Gwiazda, Uniwersytet Warszawski, PAN - "Miary Younga"

prof. dr hab. Ryszard Rudnicki, Uniwersytet Śląski, PAN - "Procesy kawałkami deterministyczne i ich zastosowania"

prof. dr hab. Piotr Śniady, PAN - "Zaskakująca matematyka najdłuższych podciągów rosnących"

dr Piotr Borodulin-Nadzieja, Uniwersytet Wrocławski - "Dwa współczynniki kardynalne"

Piotr Dyszewski, Uniwersytet Wrocławski - "Transformata gładząca"


(*) For more information about speeches click on abstracts page.

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