2011 Summer School Program
This coming May, the University of Georgia Mathematics Department will host a two-week summer school on Arithmetic Dynamics, funded by UGA's VIGRE grant. Since so much work in this field is being done by young researchers, the plan is for the program to be "by young people, for young people". The summer school will be organized in the AIM style, with lectures by invited speakers in the mornings and group research sessions in the afternoons. We hope to give young faculty members and postdocs an opportunity to give several talks on their work, in contrast to the short talks that are the rule at most conferences. The target audience will be graduate students and other young researchers.
The summer school will be held Monday, May 16 - Friday May 27. Scheduled speakers include:
- Apply for the 2011 Summer School Program conference -
Registration ended on Friday, April 15.
We welcome applications from graduate students and postdocs. Funding is available on a competitive basis.
- All partipants will stay at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 513 W. Broad Street in downtown Athens. Students will share a room with another participant of the same gender. The Inn is a short walk to the University.
- If you are attending the full summer school program you will have accommodations from May 15-28 (with check-out on the 28th). If you are attending only the first week, you will have accommodations from May 15-21, and if you are attending the second week you will have accommodations from May 22-28.
- If you are receiving funding from the Conference, your rooms will be reserved and paid for by the Summer School Program. If you are responsible for your own funding, you should reserve the hotel room yourself.
- If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident students, please arrange your own travel. Each participant (with U.S. citizenship) is eligible for reimbursement of up to $500 of travel costs.
- If you are flying to Atlanta, please keep in mind that you will need to arrange ground transportation from Atlanta to Athens. One good option is the AAA Airport Express shuttle, which costs $45 per person, one-way.
- Students from the same university who are driving to the summer school are encouraged to carpool.
- Participants who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident students will be allotted per diem funds to defray the cost of lunches and dinners during the summer school (Holiday Inn Express provides a continental breakfast). Students attending both weeks of programming are eligible for reimbursements of $200, and participants attending one week are eligible for $100.
- Please note that these funds will be paid when travel expenses are reimbursed, several weeks after the conclusion of the summer school. It is therefore necessary for students to bring money with them to cover food expenses.
Summer School Class Location
- The classrooms for the summer school will be in the Boyd Graduate Studies Building at UGA. The rooms are within walking distance from the Holiday Inn Express. You will find a campus map at the hotel. A class schedule will be sent to you via e-mail.
Important Note About Citizenship Verification
- If you are a U.S. citizen, please be sure to bring a copy of the photo identification page of your passport. If you do not have a passport, please bring a copy of your birth certificate.
- If you are a permanent resident, please bring a photocopy of your green card.