2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Summer School

  • DatesThe TMS (Turkish Mathematical Society) Undergraduate and Graduate Summer School will take place in the Nesin Mathematics Village between the dates of July 14 and September 21, 2014. You will find the current state of the programme below, subject to modifications.  
  • Aims
    To make good use of the summer vacations of mathematics students, to help them make up for missing parts in their basic knowledge, to provide knowledge about certain areas which are not covered in the ordinary university curriculum due to time restrictions, to provide an environment where they can meet and socialize with mathematicians from Turkey and around the world, and finally to facilitate scientific collaboration.
  • Who may participate?
    Any student registered in a mathematics department may register for a suitable portion of the summer school. Exceptions can be made for students from other departments if the programs are not filled.
  • Fees
    The normal daily fee is 80 TL; for those staying in tents the fee is 60 TL. This covers accomodation, four meals a day and all the facilities that the Village offer. 
  • Information

    Application: Click here for the application form to the 2014 TMD Summer School. Your application will processed automatically. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to notify you that your application has indeed been received. If you do not receive such an e-mail within two days, then something has gone wrong, so we kindly ask you contact us directly (contact information can be found on this page: The dates between which you wish to participate and the two courses you guarantee you will follow are obligatory fields of the application form. Once your application has been accepted you must register; only the application is not sufficient. Please specify on the form the amount of monetary support you require, if any.

    Duration of Stay: Participation must last an integer number of weeks (1, 2, 3 weeks etc.). A week starts on a Monday at 08:00 am and ends on the following Sunday at 20:00. Generally one is expected to arrive a day before the start date and leave on the end date (both Sundays). Our weeks consist of six working days – we have a day of vacation midweek, on Thursdays. On these days those who wish to go to the seaside or on organized trips (to Efes, boat tours, the National Park, etc.) do so.

    Each lecture lasts approximately 2 hours. They may last 1,5 hours when the program is very full. There are usually at least 8 hours of lecture per day. More than one lecture will usually take place simultaneously. Participants may give night seminars on subject they are familiar with, and in fact are encouraged to do so, time permitting. Most courses are in English. Tha language of the course is specified in the course list.

    There is plenty of space in the Village to pitch tents. As we have a restricted amount of tents, we kindly ask you to bring your own tent if you have one.
    Excepting physical reasons, participants are expected to help with Village chores such as laundry, dishwashing, cleaning, gardening, and cooking. We aim to instil a feeling of family and brotherhood in the village – no one will be asked to do more than their capacity allows.

    Accomodation: Being younger, high school students will prioritarily be placed in the Village houses/dorms. Undergraduate and graduate students will mostly stay in tents. Experience shows that due to the greater freedom and independence it affords them, older students themselves prefer this arrangement. If you have any doubts about this subject please write to us. Though we can give no guarantees, you can be sure we will do our best to come to an arrangement which is satisfactory to you.

    Important Note: We urge you to pay attention to the registration message that will be sent to you after you have completed your application. Your registration to the summer school will not be complete until you have sent the registration form and completed the other necessary procedures. In other words, you must apply, then register; both procedures are necessary.

For questions about registration and application procedures
Ceren Aydın (cerenaydin@nesinvakfi.org
Nesin Matematik Köyü Etkinlikleri

Programme (last updated on 4 September 2014)

To see the course abstracts individually click on the course name.

Remarks: The numbers 1, 2, and 3 at the top of the leftmost columns indicate the following levels:
1: Beginners, i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate.
2: Advanced undergraduate, i.e. 3rd and 4th year undergraduate.
3: Graduate, i.e. master and PhD students, researchers etc.

B means the lecture can be either in English or in Turkish depending on the audience.

0 1 2 3 Dil Title Instructor Course Title 14.07 21.07 28.07 04.08 11.08 18.08 25.08 01.09 08.09 15.09 Institution
    1 1 EN Dr. Tamara Servi Introduction to commutative algebra 1                   CMAF Universidade de Lisboa
  1     EN Dr. Jean-Philippe Rolin Ruler and compass constructions 1                   Insitut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne
    1 1   Prof. Ayşe Berkman Finite geometries and their automorphism groups 1                   MSGSU
    1 1 B Dr. Ayberk Zeytin Introductory number theory 1 1                 Galatasaray U.
    1 1 B Asst. Prof. Ayhan Günaydın Algebraic number theory 1 1                 MSGSU
  1 1   EN Asst. Prof. Serge Randriambololona Introduction to analysis: construction and first properties of the real line 1 1                 Galatasaray U.
    1 1 EN Dr. Bram Mesland Functional analysis 1 1                 University of Warwick
  1 1 1 B Prof. David Pierce Rudiments of nonstandard analysis 1 1                 MSGSU
    1 1 B Dr. E. Mehmet Kıral Lie algebras   1                 Brown U.
    1 1 EN Assoc. Prof. Rodrigo Pérez Introduction to holomorphic dynamics   1                 IUPUI
  1 1 1 EN Prof. Alexander Borovik Three groups every mathematician has to know   1 1               Manchester U.
    1 1 B Dr. Şükrü Yalçınkaya Reflection groups   1 1                
    1 1 EN Prof. Adrien Deloro An Introduction to classical groups   1 1               Paris 6
    1 1 B MSc. Ergün Süer Fundamental group     1               İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 B Prof. Sefa Feza Arslan Computational algebraic geometry and comm. algebra     1               MSGSU
  1 1 1 B Prof. Remzi Sanver An introduction to social Choice theory     1               İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 EN Assoc. Prof. Olga Buse Introduction to symplectic geometry     1               IUPUI
  1 1   B Prof. Ali Nesin Linear algebra     1 1             İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
  1 1   B Assoc. Prof. Burak Gürel Fourier series     1 1             Boğaziçi Ü.
    1 1 EN Asst. Prof. Seyfi Türkelli Introduction to arithmetic geometry     1 1             Western Illinois University
    1 1 EN Dr. Rachel Newton Local fields       1             Leiden University
    1 1 EN MSc. Dino Festi Elliptic curves       1             Leiden University
    1 1 EN Asst. Prof. Thomas Stemler Introduction to non-linear dynamics       1             University of Western Australia
  1 1     Assoc. Prof. Ali Özgür Kişisel Number theory       1             METU
    1 1 B Prof. Ali Nesin Intermediate group theory         1           İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 B Prof. Muhammed Uludağ Moduler groups         1           Galatasaray U.
    1 1 B Prof. Turgut Önder Introduction to homotopy theory         1           METU
  1 1 1 B Prof. Halil İbrahim Karakaş Quadratic Number fields and domains         1           Başkent Ü.
  1 1   B Asst. Prof. Kağan Kurşungöz Proofs that really count         1 1         Sabancı Ü.
  1 1 1 B Asst. Prof. Kerem Altun Applied probability and statistics         1 1         İstanbul Kemerburgaz Ü.
    1 1 B MSc. Cihan Pehlivan Introduction to distributions of primes           1         University of Rome Tre
  1 1   B Asst. Prof. Özer Öztürk Algebraic curves           1         MSGSU
  1 1 1 B Asst. Prof. M. Haluk Şengün Reduction theory of binary quadratic forms           1         University of Warwick
    1 1 B Asst. Prof. Özer Öztürk Manifolds             1       MSGSU
    1 1 B Assoc. Prof. Ferit Öztürk Calculus of algebraic topology             1       Boğaziçi Ü.
    1 1 EN Assoc. Prof. Piotr Kowalski Lie algebras and root systems             1       University of Wrocław
    1 1 B Msc. Haydar Göral Prime Number Theory             1       Lyon 1 U.
  1 1   B Mr. Arif Mardin Random walks on graphs and electric networks             1        
    1 1 B Prof. Ali Nesin Finite fields and Galois theory             1       İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 EN Dr. Uğur Gül A Brief introduction to Hardy spaces             1       Hacettepe Ü.
      1   Asst. Prof. Özgür Martin Linear chaos
            1       MSGSU
    1 1 B Assoc. Prof. Atilla Yılmaz The poisson process             1       Boğaziçi Ü.
    1 1 EN Assoc. Prof. Ryan O’Donnell Analysis of boolean functions             1       Carnegie Mellon University
  1 1 1 EN Dr. Artem Chernikov Topological dynamics               1     Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
    1 1 EN Prof. Eduard Emelyanov Stochastic processes with emphasis on Markov Chains               1     METU
    1 1 EN Prof. Eduard Emelyanov Ordered Banach spaces               1     METU
  1 1   B Asst. Prof. Ömer Küçüksakallı Diophantine equations               1     METU
    1 1 EN Dr. Matteo Paganin Number Theory               1     Sabancı Ü.
    1 1 EN Prof. Sten Kaijser Fourier analysis               1 1   Uppsala U.
    1 1 EN Dr. Will Anscombe, Franziska Jahnke An introduction to valuation theory                 1   WWU Münster
      1 EN MSc. Ahmet Çevik A short introduction to recursion theory and Pi 0 1 classes                 1   University of Leeds
    1 1 EN MSc. David Bradley-Williams Infinite permutation groups                 1   University of Leeds
    1 1   Asst. Prof. Hakan Güntürkün An Introduction to Algebraic Geometry                 1   Gediz U.
        EN Prof. Max Dickmann Introduction to real algebraic geometry                 1   Université Paris 7
    1   EN Asst. Prof. Hamid Rahkooy Introduction to resultants                 1   Research Institute for Symbolic Computations
    1 1 B Prof. Zafer Ercan General topology                 1 1 Abant İzzet Baysal Ü.
    1 1 B Prof. Ali Nesin Topics in group theory                   1 İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 B MSc. Ilmar Gahramanov Elliptic hypergeometric functions and physics                   1 Humboldt-University Berlin
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