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PRIMES-Switzerland

 

Since 2017, PRIMES has assisted the National Centre of Competence in Research "The Mathematics of Physics – SwissMAP" (NCCR SwissMAP) in the establishment and operation of PRIMES-Switzerland, a guided math reading program, similar to the math reading section of the MIT PRIMES program. PRIMES-Switzerland is operated in collaboration with the University of Geneva and ETH Zurich.

In June 2018, PRIMES-Switzerland held mini-conferences in Geneva and in Zurich, where students presented expository talks on the topic of their study. Program Coordinator Dr. Claude Eicher from MIT attended the mini-conferences and awarded the students certificates of completion of the PRIMES-Switzerland program.

Students and mentors at the mini-conference in Geneva, June 16, 2018

2018 mini-conference in Geneva

Louis de Forcrand, Kamil Khettabi et Dylan Müller, La loi de la réciprocité quadratique (mentors Charlotte Baumgart et Alan Morier) (slides)
Yunshu Ouyang et Juraj Rosinsky, Représentation d'un nombre par une somme de quatres carrés (mentors Charlotte Baumgart et Alan Morier) (slides)
Loic Remolif et Kamil Khettabi, The Free Group: an introduction (mentors Solenn Estier and Donald Youmans) (slides)
Matthew Meyer et Andres Briones, Programme primes 2018: Le groupe A5 (mentors Solenn Estier and Donald Youmans) (slides)

Students with mentor Dr. Kaloyan Slavov, Prof. Giovanni Felder, and Dr. Claude Eicher at the mini-conference in Zurich, June 23, 2018

2018 mini-conference in Zurich

Jonas Hofmann, Kruskal's Greedy Algorithm (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)
Sebastian Brovelli, Cayley's Formula (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)
Lukas Tschudi, Cayley's Formula (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)
Ema Skottova, Karl Robert, and Benjamin Unger, Bipartite Graphs and Matchings (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)
Jianing Yang, Jingling Ding, and Noah Meyer, Generating Functions: Exponential Generating Functions, Catalan Numbers, and the Snake Oil Method (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)
Han-Miru Kim and Susanne Steiner, Planar Graphs: Euler's Formula and the five regular polyhedra (mentor Kaloyan Slavov) (slides)

Contact

With questions, contact PRIMES-Switzerland at swiss.primes@gmail.com