2018 TMD Undergraduate and Graduate Summer School

Dates: Our 2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Summer School will take place in the Nesin Mathematics Village between the dates of July 9 and September 23, 2018. 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 135 TL; for those staying in tents the fee is 100 TL. This covers accomodation, four meals a day and all the facilities that the Village offer. 

Application: Click here for the application form to the 2018 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 (aycansahin@nesinvakfi.org, for other contact adresses see https://www.nesinkoyleri.org/eng/contact.php). 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.

For questions: Aycan Şahin (aycansahin@nesinvakfi.org)

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 in case the program is too 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. The language of the course is specified in the course list (see the L column). X means that the language may be English in case there is a non-Turkish speaker among the audience.
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 instill a feeling of family and brotherhood in the village – no one will be asked to do more than their capacity allows.

Accommodation: 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.

Programme (last updated on 14 February 2018)

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:
0: High school level (but the course will be in Turkish)
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.

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

0 1 2 3 Dil Title Instructor Course Title 9.7 16.07 23.07 30.07 6.8 13.8 20.8 27.8 3.9 10.9 17.9 Institution
  1 1   TR Dr. Vedat Tanrıverdi Bilim ve bilimsel gelişmeler 1                     ODTÜ
  1 1   EN Asst. Prof. Roghayeh Hafezieh Group Theory I 1                     Gebze Teknik Ü.
  1 1 1 EN Asst. Prof. Seyfi Türkelli Linear Algebra and Its Applications 1                     Western Illinois U.
  1 1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Introduction to Ring Theory 1                     Bogaziçi Ü.
    1 1 TR Assoc. Prof. Kağan Kurşungöz Sonlu Grupların Temsilleri 1                     Sabancı Ü.
  1 1 1 X Dr. Neslihan Güğümcü A quick course in knot theory 1                     National Technical University of Athens
1       TR Prof. Ali Nesin Simetriler 1 1                   İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR MSc. Kübra Dölaslan Problem Saati 1 1                   ODTÜ
1       TR Prof. Yusuf Ünlü Polinomlar 1 1                   Yeditepe Ü.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Kağan Kurşungöz Soyut Cebir 1 1                   Sabancı Ü.
  1 1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Examples in Group Theory  1 1                   İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
  1 1   TR Dr. Vedat Tanrıverdi Temel türevli (differential) denklemlerin fizikte kullanımı   1                   ODTÜ
    1 1 EN Asst. Prof. Roghayeh Hafezieh Group Theory II   1                   Gebze Teknik Ü.
    1 1 TR Asst. Prof. Nil Mansuroğlu Leibniz Cebirlerine Giriş   1                   Ahi Evran Ü.
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Introduction to Field Theory   1                   Bogaziçi Ü.
    1 1 TR Assoc. Prof. Kağan Kurşungöz Young Tabloları   1                   Sabancı Ü.
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Group Actions and Sylow Theory     1                 İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Finite Fields     1                 Bogaziçi Ü.
1       TR Prof. Ali Nesin Gerçel Sayılar Yapısı     1 1               İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Diziler Seriler     1 1               Boğaziçi Ü.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Saadet Özer Kalkülüs     1 1               İTÜ
1       TR MSc. Kübra Dölaslan Problem Saati     1 1               ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. Remzi Sanver An introduction to social choice theory       1               CNRS, Universite Paris Dauphine
    1 1 X Asst. Prof. Kemal Ilgar Eroğlu Fractal dimensions in Analysis       1               İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
  1 1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Introduction to Ring Theory       1               İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Galois Theory       1               Bogaziçi Ü.
  1 1   X Prof. Mehmet Cenkci q-series and applications to number theory       1               Akdeniz Ü.
  1 1   TR Asst. Prof. Ayhan Dil Ayrık Matematik       1 1             Akdeniz Ü.
1       TR Prof. Haluk Oral Matematik Sohbetleri         1              
1       TR Prof. Melih Boral Sayılar Kuramı         1              
    1 1 EN Dr. Dino Festi Elliptic curves         1             JGU Mainz
  1 1 1 EN Dr. Davide Cesare Veniani Algebraic Curves         1             Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    1 1 EN Dr. Pınar Kılıçer Topics in algebraic number theory         1             Oldenburg U.
  1 1   X Prof. Mehmet Cenkci Bernoulli Numbers and Zeta Functions         1             Akdeniz Ü.
  1 1   EN Dr. Tatiana González Grandón Stochastic Optimization         1             Humboldt Universität Berlin
  1 1   X Dr. Eren Mehmet Kıral Modular Forms and L functions in Analytic Number Theory       1              
  1 1   X Dr. Martin Djukanovic Quadratic Forms and the Hasse-Minkowski Theorem         1             Ulm U.
1 1 1   X Dr. Haydar Göral Topics in Number Theory         1 1           Koç Ü.
1       TR Mr. Ali Törün Meşhur Problemler ve Hikâyeleri         1 1            
1       TR MSc. Kübra Dölaslan Problem Saati         1 1           ODTÜ
        TR Prof. Ali Nesin Kombinasyon hesapları ve olasılık           1           İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Polinomlar           1           Boğaziçi Ü.
    1 1 X Prof. Ayşe Berkman Orders of Finite Simple Groups           1           MSGSÜ
    1 1 X Prof. Halil İbrahim Karakaş Numerical Semigroups           1           Başkent Ü.
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Introduction to Module Theory           1           İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Topics in Ring Theory           1           Bogaziçi Ü.
    1 1 X Prof. David Pierce Continued fractions           1           MSGSÜ
  1 1   X Asst. Prof. Ahmet Çevik Philosophy of Mathematics           1           JSGA, ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. / MSc. Ayşe Berkman / Barış Bektaş Amenable Groups             1         MSGSÜ
    1 1 X Dr. Dilber Koçak Growth of Groups             1         ODTÜ
    1 1 X Asst. Prof. Mustafa Gökhan Benli Self-similar groups and groups generated by automata             1         ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. David Pierce Prime numbers             1         MSGSÜ
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Field Theory             1 1 1     Bogaziçi Ü.
1       TR Prof. Ali Nesin Kombinasyon hesapları ve olasılık             1 1       İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Polinomlar             1 1       Boğaziçi Ü.
1       TR Prof. Ali Nesin Oyunlar Kuramı             1 1       İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR MSc. Kübra Dölaslan Problem Saati             1 1       ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Free Modules, Abel Groups and Vector Spaces             1 1       İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
  1 1   EN Mr. Arif Mardin Logic for Artificial Intelligence               1        
    1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Uğur Gül Topics in Complex Function Theory, a detour around interpolation theorems
              1       Hacettepe Ü.
  1 1 1 EN Prof. Sten Kaijser Complex Analysis               1 1     Uppsala U.
1       TR Assoc. Prof. Özlem Beyarslan Sayılar Kuramı                 1     Boğaziçi Ü.
  1 1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Emre Coşkun Hilbert’s Axioms                 1     ODTÜ
    1 1 EN Mr. Arif Mardin Statistical Mechanical Models on the Lattice                 1      
    1 1 EN Dr. Konstantinos Kalimeris Transform Methods for Differential Equations – A unified approach                 1     University of Cambridge
  1 1 1 EN Dr. Derya Çıray Real Analytic Functions                 1     Universitat Konstanz
  1 1   X Asst. Prof. Burak Kaya Paradoxical decompositions: The Banach-Tarski paradox and others                 1     ODTÜ
1 1 1   EN Asst. Prof. Serge Randriambololona Henstock-Kurzweil integral                 1     Galatasaray Ü.
  1 1   EN Asst. Prof. Zafeirakis Zafeirakopoulos Introduction to Polyhedral Geometry                 1     GTÜ
  1 1   X Prof. Şafak Alpay Yakınsama Türleri ve İlişkileri                 1     ODTÜ
1       TR Prof. Ali Nesin Oyun ve Olasılık                 1 1   İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR Prof. Melih Boral Polinomlar ve cebirsel sayılar                 1 1    
1       TR MSc. Kübra Dölaslan Problem Saati                 1 1   ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Tensor, Exterior Products and Determinents                 1 1   İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
1       TR Prof. Haluk Oral Matematik Sohbetleri                   1    
  1 1 1 X Assoc. Prof. Emre Coşkun Classical Construction Problems in Geometry                   1   ODTÜ
    1 1 X Prof. Şafak Alpay

Banach Uzayları ve Üzerlerindeki Sınırlı Doğrusal Dönüşümler

                  1   ODTÜ
    1 1 EN Dr. Denis Chéniot Construction of the real numbers                   1   Université de Marseille
    1 1 X Asst. Prof. Burak Kaya Axiom of determinacy and some of its consequences                   1   ODTÜ
    1 1 EN Msc. Oğuzhan Yürük

Introcduction to Convex Optimization

                  1   Technische Universität Berlin
    1 1 EN MSc. Pal Galicza

Percolation on Lattices

                  1   Renyi Institute
    1 1 EN Dr. Denis Chéniot Transfinite induction and well-ordered sets                     1 Université de Marseille
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Solvable and Nilpotent Groups                     1 İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
    1 1 X Prof. Ali Nesin Quadratic Forms                     1 İstanbul Bilgi Ü.
  1 1   X Dr. Hülya Duyan Invariants of Permutation Groups                     1 Central European University