2022 Xena Project undergraduate workshop

I have funding to run an undergraduate workshop!

When?

26th to 30th September 2022 (the week before term starts for many people in the UK).

What?

A week-long in person workshop including a bunch of working on group projects in Lean, and some special guest lectures. The goal is ultimately to make some “outputs”, e.g. projects on GitHub and/or publications in journals/conference proceedings.

Who?

If you’re on, or have recently finished, a maths undergraduate or masters level degree, and haven’t started on a PhD yet, you’re eligible to apply. There are around 30 slots. For those offered a place on the workshop: I can pay for accommodation for the week in London, and travel to/from locations within the UK only. If you are a non-UK person interested then you can certainly apply but you’ll have to make it to/from the UK using your own resources, and I can pay from there to get you to/from London and for the hotel.

How to apply?

Send an email to xenaprojectimperial@gmail.com with a brief cover letter saying something about any past Lean experience you have, or Lean projects you’ve been involved in. Preliminary indications are that I’ll get more than 30 applications so probably not everyone who applies will get a slot. Deadline for applications is 24th July 2022. Anyone who wants to get some Lean experience quick to beef up their CV can take a look at my recent undergraduate course notes and see if they can knock something up. Or just play the natural number game and tell me how it went!

Projects?

Yeah, why not. Several people from the Lean community have suggested some projects which they are interested in running based on questions in combinatorics, probability theory, number theory and other fields. There will be projects at all levels from undergraduate to more challenging.

Diversity!

I take this seriously. This will not be a room full of cis white males. Applications from anyone who is not a cis white male will be very very welcome, and thanks to the people I’ve already heard from who are not cis white males but who have told me they’re going to apply. Remark: looks like the majority of the project leaders will not be cis white males.

Questions?

Email to k.buzzard@imperial.ac.uk works.

Thanks

Thanks go to Imperial College and Jalex Stark for funding.

About xenaproject

The Xena Project aims to get mathematics undergraduates (at Imperial College and beyond) trained in the art of formalising mathematics on a computer. Why? Because I have this feeling that digitising mathematics will be really important one day.
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