The 2020 Yau International Mathcamp will offer six courses including Algebraic Combinatorics (I & II), Analysis and Topology, Linear Algebra (I & II) and Number Theory. Around 70 successful applicants will be split into two classes and take three courses out of the six courses offering.


Programe Schedule

The following daily schedule will be run from Monday to Friday between
27 July and 23 August (Hong Kong) / 26 July and 22 August (Boston).

  Class 1 Class 2

8:00am - 9:30am
(*8:00pm - 9:30pm)

Lecture: Linear Algebra (class 1)

Lecture: Linear Algebra (class 2)

10:00am - 11:30am
(*10:00pm - 11:30pm)

Lecture: Alegbraic Combinatorics (class 1)

Lecture: Alegbraic Combinatorics (class 2)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
(*1:00am - 2:30am)

Lecture: Analysis and Topology

Lecture: Number Theory

3:00pm - 6:00pm
(*3:00am - 6:00am)

Coaches Teaching/Tutoring

Coaches Teaching/Tutoring

The timetable is referring to Hong Kong Time (GMT+8)
*Boston Time (GMT-4)


Mathcamp Colloquiums
1 Speaker: Prof. Shing-Tung Yau (丘成桐), Harvard University
  Title: A brief history of mathematics
  Date: 4 August, 2020
  Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 Speaker: Prof. Ye Tian (田野), Morningside Center of Mathematics and Chinese Academy of Sciences
  Title: Congruent numbers and elliptic curves
  Date: 12 August, 2020
  Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm


Examinations and Project Presentations

Each course will conduct individual assessment including homework assignments, classroom participation and written examinations (21 Aug).


Beside tranditional assessment, students are encouraged to work with lecturers and coaches on research projects designed carefully for each course. Students can work on the projects in small groups or individually, and they are expected to present their research findings to their teachers and fellow students on the last day of Mathcamp.

Benefits for Top Mathcamp Students

Students who have demonstrated high competency in the mathcamp and produced strong results
in their projects will be invited to give a short presentation during a 2-day (22-23 Aug) Mathcamp Symposium. Excellent research projects may be further submitted to compete for the S.T. Yau High School Science Awards (China) and S.T. Yau High School Science Awards (Asia), and the corresponding students may receive strong recommendations from the Mathcamp and Professor Shing-Tung Yau to compete for entrance into the Yau Math Talent Undergraduate Program at Tsinghua, the Enrichment Math Program (with full scholarships) at Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as top schools around the world.


The registration period of the 2020 Yau International Mathcamp:
10 May - 30 June 2020

Successful applicants will be informed by email on or before 10 July, 2020.


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