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Jacobs University Bremen
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen


The Modern Mathematics - International Summer School for Students is an introduction to top-level mathematical research topics for highly selected international students at the age of transition between high school and university. Presentations and mini-courses will be given by international leading university mathematicians.

The summer school combines the best features from several successful international activities for talented students, such as the Russian-language summer school "Sovremennaya Matematika" (Contemporary mathematics) in Dubna near Moscow, the MASS advanced study semesters program at Penn State University/USA, and the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2009) in Bremen/Germany. Key organizers of all these activities are among the initiators of our school.

We are very happy that some of the most prominent and exciting international research mathematicians have agreed to joining the Scientific Committee and coming to Bremen as lecturers. The tentative list of speakers includes:

  • John ConwayPrinceton University, USA
  • Gábor DomokosBudapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Ivan IzmestievUniversité de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Anke PohlFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  • Bernd SturmfelsUniversity of California Berkeley, USA and Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany
  • Yuri SurisTechnische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Rebecca WaldeckerMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Don ZagierMax Planck Institute Bonn, Germany
  • Günter ZieglerFreie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Anton ZorichInstitut Mathématiques de Jussieu, France

The school is generously supported by VolkswagenStiftung and Clay Mathematics Institute. The nominal contribution for participants is €400; this covers all activities for the entire duration of the school, including accommodation, meals, scientific program, and excursion. Nobody will be excluded for financial reasons! We have fellowships available to support deserving participants. These fellowships usually cover partly the participation fee; limited support for travel expenses may be available in exceptional cases.

We are committed to admitting talented students, both female and male, with diverse backgrounds, and from many different countries.

Application Instructions

The Modern Mathematics Summer School is for talented students in their last two years of high school or in their first two years at university.

In order to apply you must submit your answers to the list of questions about your mathematical interests that can be found on school's website, provide us with a proof of your English proficiency and at least one recommendation letter. All documents must be submitted via the MathHire platform at

Before applying, please read the applicant information carefully.



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  • Information about yourself and your mathematical interests (required)
  • Proof of English proficiency (required)
  • 2 managed references (required)
Contact Person
Prof. Dierk Schleicher