We are happy to welcome you to the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. On this page you find a lot of useful information considering academics. Please study this material carefully.
You are cordially invited to our
held in our school building,
on June 12th (Friday)
street address: Bethlen Gábor tér 2, Room 110 (may change), and to the
Please note that your participation in the orientation session is absolutely necessary!
During the orientation session we'll cover all
basic information regarding your everyday and academic life concerning the
upcoming semester, while at the welcome party you will have a chance to
meet your professors for the first time and discuss details of the forthcoming classes, ask questions.
As the room may change the last minute, please look for the signs inside the Bethlen tér building where BSM is located.
Courses will start in the same building on June 15th (Monday) morning at 10 o'clock.
Those of you who are not taking the optional language course and therefore miss the pre-orientation session at the beginning of June should come to BSM at 1pm already for a pre-orientation session.
|First day of classes||June 15 (Mo)|
|Registration deadline||June 19 (Fri), 3pm|
|Drop deadline||July 31 (Fri), Noon|
|Last day of classes||August 7 (Fr)|
|Final exams||August 6-7 (Th-Fr)|
|Grade report sheets handed out||August 8 (Sa)|
(For important pre-semester dates click here.)
From our usual course selection, we offer the following:
- Introduction to Abstract Algebra
- Conjecture and Proof
- Mathematical Problem Solving
- Real Functions and Measures
- Combinatorics 1
- Combinatorics 2
- Research Opportunities. This summer's research problems will be finalized and posted around mid-May.
- a fast paced introductory-to-advanced real analysis course titled
"Topics in Real Analysis"
- an "Introduction to topology" course.
- Since we adjust the courses to the level of the audience, all course descriptions are tentative.
- In the fall and spring semesters of the program,
the first three weeks we have a "free shopping period", when students can sit in as many classes as they wish
and decide what to register for by the end of the third week.
Similarly, adjusting to the length of the Summer Semester, there will be a one week long shopping period. This should help you decide e.g. between the different levels of combinatorics, problem solving etc.
- Each course, except the research one, has 8 contact hours (four meeting times) per week. We strongly discourage taking more than 2 courses (i.e., a typical course load should be either two normal courses or a normal course plus a research option).
The "Research Opportunities" class is an
undergraduate research course and it is designed
for very advanced students. It gives them the opportunity to try their
hands on research within a small group setting (or individually) under
the guidance of a professor.
As a sample
see the problems from last summer at the end of that year's course description.
NOTE: those interested in doing research will meet with their professors at the Welcome party, where they should arrange for the weekly meeting times.
Please, be aware that your RES course may not be offered afterall! In particular, in order to help you (and the professors) make a proper choice, each research topic carries an entry with assignments for the first week. This serves as a kind of "entrance exam" for the actual problem. Only those will be admitted to work on a problem who are judged by the professor to have made a significant progress by the end of the first week of the semester, and therefore are predicted to be able to complete the course in good standing.
- Finally: there will be a series of extra talks on Hungarian language, Hungarian culture as well as Colloquium Lectures on various branches of mathematics. We will also offer "outside" organized activities (e.g. off the beaten track walks of Budapest etc). Watch for announcements on the calendar at www.bsmath.hu! and the Facebook group. The extra talks and events will (almost) always be scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays at or around 2 pm.
Important pre-semester dates, summarySee the Welcome information for details.
|Hungarian language course starts||June 3 (We), 8am||at Babilon (1075 Budapest, Károly krt. 3/a. )|
|Pre-orientation session, for students of Babilon||June 4 (Th), 2:30pm||at Babilon|
|Hungarian course ends||June 12 (Fr), 12:30pm||at Babilon|
|Pre-orientation session, for those not taking Hungarian||June 12 (Fr), 1pm||at BSM (1073 Budapest, Bethlen Gábor tér 2)|
|Academic orientation session||June 12 (Fr), 2pm||at BSM|
|Welcome Party||June 12 (Fr), 3pm||at BSM|