Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024

The goals of the summer school are two-fold. First, to introduce students to research level mathematics and second, to encourage more female and female-identifying students to pursue graduate school in the mathematical sciences. The research theme of the 2024 summer school will be Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, as described below. By introducing the advanced mathematics in a supportive and engaging environment, we aim to give students the tools and the support structure that will enable them to thrive in graduate school.

Our school will introduce some of these ideas to the participants via concrete examples and problems. We will cover topics including: edge ideals of graphs, Hilbert functions, computational commutative algebra and discrete homotopy theory.

The school will also include panels, discussions of graduate school, academic and nonacademic jobs and issues facing women in mathematics in general. We will have morning lectures, afternoon tutorials and mini-topics.

We are seeking applications from female and female-identifying students who have finished at least two years of an undergraduate degree in the mathematical sciences.

Required background: Applicants having successfully completed a Honour's-level proof-based course in linear algebra will be given full consideration. A third-year course in algebra covering rings and ideals will be considered an asset.

Applicants should submit transcripts, and arrange for a letter of recommendation addressing their potential to benefit from this school.

Nasrin Altafi (Queen's University) |
Selvi Kara (Bryn Mawr College) |
Sarah Mayes-Tang (University of Toronto) |
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Susan Morey (Texas State University) |
Mayada Shahada (University of Calgary) |

AARMS | BIRS | CRM | Fields | PIMS |
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CCAC CRG | University of Manitoba | Dalhousie University | ||