From June 17 to July 12, 2019, the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), in collaboration with the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS), hosted the AARMS Summer School 2019.  The AARMS Summer Schools are an annual event with a general focus on the mathematical sciences learning. Each year AARMS Summer School offers a different theme with this year’s theme focused on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, and Special Functions. During this year’s summer school, 30 students from around the world participated in the four graduate level courses offered.  

In order to make the summer school more attainable for all students around the world, the AARMS Summer School 2019 paid the course tuition for all participating students, as well as the accommodation expenses for all traveling students.

During the four week period this summer, AARMS Summer School 2019 offered four graduate level courses taught by highly regarded mathematical scientists:    

  • Rough Paths Theory
    Dr. Laure Coutin from the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, France: “Rough Paths Theory”
  • q-Series in Analysis and Combinatorics
    Dr. Mourad Ismail from the University of Central Florida, USA.
  • Fractals: Using Iterated Function Systems to Construct, Explore, and Understand Fractals
    Dr. Franklin Mendivil from Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia 
  • The Mathematics and Science of Chaos
    Dr. James Yorke from the University of Maryland, USA

The AARMS Summer School courses consisted of a daily schedule of lectures.  All courses are certified to be graduate level courses by both SMCS and AARMS. Upon successful completion of a course, each student was awarded a certificate of completion indicating their course grade for the students to take back to their home institutions if they wish to receive credit for the courses towards their degree.

The 2019 AARMS Summer School was sponsored by the Faculty of Science and School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI.  The organizing committee consisted of:

  • Dr. Shafiqul Islam, 2019 Summer School Director
    Associate Professor, School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, UPEI
  • Dr. Alexander Alvarez
    Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, UPEI
  • Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick
    Associate Dean (interim) & Professor, School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, UPEI
  • Dr. Nasser Saad
    Professor, School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, UPEI

For further information about AARMS Summer Schools, please visit the AARMS Summer School Website:  https://aarms.math.ca/summer-school/

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