2019/2020 Research Skills and Projects (MATH61000)

Lecturer: Marcus Tressl

This course is compulsory for all students on the MSc programme Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Logic and runs over two semesters.





Timetable (including room allocations):

Week Activity
Week 1:
Sep. 23-27
  • Monday-Wednesday: In order to typeset mathematics we will use LaTeX. If you do not have LaTeX installed on your laptop, please install it. To do so install the following two programs:
  • Thursday: Lectures 15.00-17.00 in the Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Hanson Room (on the ground floor).
  • Friday: Lectures 14.00-15.00 in the Alan Turing building, G.110.
Week 2
  • Monday-Wednesday:
    • Find a topic for the mini-project. After selecting a topic, there is an individual meeting with the lecturer.
    • Typeset a first LaTeX page on a topic of your choice.
  • Thursday: Lectures 15.00-17.00 in the Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Hanson Room (on the ground floor).
  • Friday:
    • Lectures 14.00-15.00 in the Alan Turing building, G.110.
    • Start writing the mini-project.
Week 3 Write the
mini-project
(about 60 hours)
Have a first look at main projects and a prospective supervisor using ProjectsMATH61000.pdf
Week 4 Individual meeting with lecturer on progress in writing the mini-project and on main project selection.
Week 5
Week 6
Reading week
Make a decision on which main project to choose and get in contact with the prospective supervisor Dry run of the presentation of the mini-project with PhD students (no lecturer will be present)
Week 7 Mini-project submission deadline: Friday, 3pm.
Week 8 Wednesday-Friday: Individual presentations of the mini-project.
Week 9 Start of the main project. At this point the main project supervisor will take over.

The mini-project will be marked by week 12 and students will receive feedback, including feedback on the week 8 presentation.

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