Computational Mathematics Bootcamp

Tuesday June 7 – Saturday June 18 (no meetings on Sat-Sun June 11-12)
Location: 239 Altgeld Hall
Instructor: Anil Hirani.

More information is here.

Prepare and Train
Monday June 20 – Friday July 29
Location: 159 Altgeld Hall
Instructor: Maxim Arnold (U of Texas at Dallas), assisted by Yuliy Baryshnikov (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The program is a “Research Experience for Graduate Students” style endeavor: after a series of introductory lectures, the students form small groups (2-5 people) to work on open-ended interconnected problems.

This year the overall theme is Topologically constrained problems of statistical physics.

The goal is to guide students through the transition from working on “canned” problems to tackling open-ended problems and formulating the problems themselves. We expect the group work to involve a mixture of computational experiments (to generate conjectures) and theory (to prove them).

More information is here.

Workshop in Linear Algebra

Monday June 6 – Thursday July 28 (no meetings July 4-8)
Times: 5:30-7:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays
Location: 145 and 159 Altgeld Hall
Instructor: Derek Jung

Each session will begin with a 40-45 minute lecture. Then after a break, participants will work together on a problem set for 40-45 minutes. No work is expected outside of class.

Prerequisites: some linear algebra and proof techniques from prior math courses, along with enthusiasm and willingness to work with others. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate, whether or not you are involved in the other PI4 activities.

More information is here.


Various dates. Hosts to be arranged. Companies and faculty members interested in mentoring a student in this program, please register here.

Application procedure

Students: click here to apply to PI4 for Summer 2016.