We are happy to welcome you to Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.
On the following pages you find a lot of useful information, including the schedule of the coming days. Please study this
You are cordially invited to our
held in our school building,
on September 6 (Friday) 2:30 PM
street address: Bethlen Gábor tér 2, Room 102 (LOOK FOR THE SIGNS)
(Please note that your participation on the orientation session is very important)
and to the
at 4:00 PM, Room 111
Courses will start in the same building on September
9 (Monday) morning. The schedule of classes will be distributed
September 6 (Fr) & 2:30 PM & Orientation
session, Room 102, Bethlen Gábor tér 2.
September 6 (Fr) & 4:00 PM & Welcome Party, Room 111, Bethlen G\'abor t\'er 2.\cr \vskip .5cm \+
September 9 (Mo) & 10:15 AM & classes begin, 2nd floor, Bethlen Gábor tér 2.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
This semester initially we offer 19 core math courses, (further may
be offered upon request) a history course, Hungarian language courses (maybe
at several different
levels), a course on Hungarian culture, and two other non-math course upon request. Please note that the number and scope of intermediate level Hungarian anguage courses will depend on the number and interest of the students planning to take them.
We also mention here that there are courses given by the Budapest branch of the Western Maryland College with you may wish to attend (without credit). These courses are held in the same building where we have the BSM classes but we can not take care of the scheduling conflicts --- you will be able to audit these courses only if you do not have a BSM course at the same time. Again, usually these courses do not come with a BSM credit. In case you wish to attend any of them please contact Klára, Zsuzsa or Dezsõ Miklós, the Hungarian director of the program.
Most of the math courses are of introductory character with prerequisites
not going beyond calculus or linear algebra, but some of them (AAL,
CO2, FUN, GTT, DIG, GEO and RFM) are somewhat more challenging and may
require some experience in the field. Use the course outlines on the following
pages to choose your
The courses will be scheduled later partly based upon your preregistration. If you wish to take any further math courses/topics, let us know that on the preregistration form and we will try to do our best to help you.
We plan a series of Colloquium Lectures on various branches of mathematics held by outstanding Hungarian mathematicians and some other related activities. Watch for announcements. These event are always scheduled Thursdays 4.p.m.
The semester starts with a trial period of three weeks (September 9 -- 27), when you can sit in as many classes as you wish. After this you must register for the courses you really want to study.
Any of the courses
AL1, ANT, CLX, CO1, NU1, SET, C&P, PRO
will be cancelled after the trial period, if the number of registered students in the corresponding class fall below 6. On the other hand, if the classes Number theory 1 or Combinatorics 1 will have their total student number much above 12 we might split them in two, in both cases the classes having the same or very similar syllabus, but one with a little bit faster space.
(Please, realize your responsibility: dropping a class of 6 at a later time would cause serious difficulties for the remaining three students.)
The other courses may continue to work with 2--5 students in the form of a READING CLASS, where instructors meet students for 1--2 hours per week, and the major part of the material must be studied on an individual basis.
The elective courses -- other than the standard ones above -- can also
be inserted in the program depending on students' demand. These additional
courses may operate on ordinary or on reading basis.
List of courses and instructors
AL1 Abstract Algebra
Dr. László HÉTHELYI
AAL Advanced Algebra Dr. Péter HERMANN
ANT Topics in Analysis Dr. András STIPSICZ
CLX Complex Analysis Dr. Dénes PETZ
CO1 Combinatorics 1 (in case of high number of students preregistering the class may be offered in two versions: a slower and a higher pace version)
Dr. Dezsõ MIKLÓS (and Dr Attila SALI)
CO2 Combinatorics 2 Dr. András GYÁRFÁS
C&P Conjecture and Proof Dr. Zoltán FÜREDI
DIG Differential Geometry Dr. Balázs CSIKÓS
FUN Functional Analysis Dr. Gábor ELEK
GAL Galois Theory Dr. Csaba SZABÓ
GEO Topics in Geometry Dr. Gábor MOUSSONG
GTT Graph Theory Dr. Ervin GYÕRI
NU1 Number Theory 1 (in case of high number of students preregistering the class may be offered in two versions: a slower and a higher pace version)
Dr. Csaba SZABÓ and Dr. Antal BALOG
NUT Topics in Number Theory Dr. Szilárd RÉVÉSZ
PRO Probability Theory Dr. Tamás SZABADOS
RFM Real Functions and Measures Dr. Tamás KELETI
SET Set Theory Dr. Péter KOMJÁTH
THC Theory of Computing Dr. Gábor TARDOS
TOP Introduction to Topology Dr. László FEHÉR
HIS The Making of Modern Central Europe
Dr. Andrea PETÕ
HL1 Beginner Hungarian Language András SZEKFÛ
HL2 Intermediate Hungarian Language (different levels) Dr. Erika FALLIER and András SZEKFÛ
HUC Hungarian Art and Culture Dr. Márta SIKLÓS
HAM Historical Aspects of Mathematics Dr.András RINGLER
OPH Old World and New World Political Philosophy Dr. János SALAMON