The preliminary program will appear at the website this week!



for this and other updates.

-Camilla Hollanti


Registration now open!



for the latest EWM summer school updates and registration instructions. Early registration period is extended to February 28. We also suggest you book your room asap, as especially the budget options are selling out quickly.

See you next summer!
Camilla Hollanti and the Local Committee

The student travel grants are limited and cover partial local expenses only. The decisions will be made during the spring after fixing the summer school budget.

The grants will be primarily targeted for supporting female students, but all students can apply. The priority will be given to the student applicants presenting their work at the student sessions.

Send a short application e-mail to Camilla Hollanti, cajoho [at] utu [dot] fi, stating the following things:

-name, age, sex, institute, degrees

-how many years of PhD studies you have completed by the time of the summer school

-if you are a master level student, shortly describe your future research plans and give a date you will graduate (approximately)

-state whether you will submit a paper for the student sessions, and under which of the three mini-course topics it best suits for

-state any other possible resources you have for covering the expenses

-any other facts that you think that may affect our decision.


Camilla Hollanti and the organizing committee

Students intending to attend the summer school can apply for travel support to cover partial expenses. However, we hope that everyone will first ask their own department or e.g. a private foundation for financial support. The EWM local coordinators are happy to assist you in finding a suitable source. The contact details for the country coordinators can be found at the EWM home page.

If you believe you have no other way to participate but through a travel grant from the organizers, write a short application to Camilla Hollanti, cajoho [at] utu [dot] fi. More exact instructions will appear at the summer school web page (see the previous post) soon.

Best regards,
Summer School Organizing Committee

We are happy to inform you that the summer school web page can now be found at:


We are still working on it, so please be patient. Updates will be posted to this blog as well.

Camilla Hollanti

The summer school will be organized on June 22-27, 2009 at the University of Turku, Finland.

PhD students in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, mathematics education or history of mathematics from the Nordic countries are invited to participate in a summer school in mathematics organized by the European Women in Mathematics (EWM).

The summer school is especially aimed at encouraging female students and researchers in their early careers, but we also warmly welcome male students. Students outside the Nordic countries, post-docs or advanced undergraduates thinking of PhD studies are also invited to attend.

The program of the meeting is broad and will be of interest for students working in different research areas. Mini-courses will give an introduction and an overview over three chosen topics of general interest from different areas of mathematics. They will be aimed at all students with a general mathematical background, yet come to touch questions of current research. Internationally recognized mathematicians will give the mini-courses and special lectures. The participants are invited to contribute to workshops and seminars with their own presentations.

The summer school is partially funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Otto A. Malm Foundation, Nokia, Oskar Öflund Foundation, Finnish Centre of Exellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research, and the Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland, in an attempt to encourage greater participation of women in mathematical research. Other sponsors include the University of Turku, Google, and the European Mathematical Society (EMS).

Besides the scientific program there will be an opportunity to meet professional mathematicians for discussions. Several social events and one excursion will be held. The summer school starts at 10 am on Monday, June 22, and ends at 3 pm on Saturday, June 27.

Scientific program

A number of well-established mathematicians from different countries will be main speakers in the summer school. They will give three mini-courses and a few more specialized 60-minutes lectures. Ample time will be allowed for participants to share ideas and make new contacts, and informal sessions facilitating such interaction will be encouraged. The scientific program is planned in collaboration with the Scientific Committee of the European Mathematical Society.

Invited speakers (preliminary, changes possible):


Eva Bayer-Fluckiger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

John Coates, University of Cambridge, UK

Kaisa Nyberg, Helsinki University of Technology, Nokia Research Centre, Finland

Sujatha Ramdorai, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India


Sirkka-Liisa Eriksson, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Ritva Hurri-Syrjänen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Maarit Järvenpää,University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Lisa Lorentzen, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norway

Stefanie Petermichl, Universite de Bordeaux 1, France


Barbara Boldin, University of Helsinki, Finland

Gabriela Gomes, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Patsy Haccou, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

Michael Pedersen, Roskilde University, Denmark

David Sumpter, Uppsala University, Sweden


Andrea Blunck, University of Hamburg, Germany

Markku Hannula, University of Turku, Finland

Colette Guillopé, Université Paris-Est, France

Riitta Soro, Loimaa Secondary School, Finland

All participants are strongly encouraged to attend seminars where they will have an opportunity to present their results, research projects or intended research areas. This is an important part of the summer school providing a chance for students to show and exchange ideas in mathematics. Depending on the number of interested participants, we may have to make a selection based on a reviewing process.


We have a preliminary booking for a few low budget beds and rooms at the university guesthouse Villa Hortus and at the B&B Tuure. There are also many other options you can choose from. The price ranges from 15 € to 80€/night/person depending on the facilities. Contact the hotel or guesthouse directly to make your reservation. Please do your booking at your earliest convenience; the next summer is very busy in Turku so the rooms can sell out quickly. If you need assistance (e.g. want to share a room with another participant) or wish to book a room at Villa Hortus or Tuure, contact Eeva Suvitie at

eevsuv [at] utu [dot] fi.

We have pre-booked the rooms for the invited speakers. Kindly contact Eeva Suvitie in case you are an invited speaker.

The hotels are conveniently located with respect to the university and city center, if nothing else is mentioned. We cannot guarantee the stability of the example prices shown below.


Omenahotelli (starting from 36 €/night)

Scandic Julia (single room 82 €/night)

Hesehotelli (single room 40 €/night, web page in Finnish)

Centro (starting from 65 €/night)

Low budget

Hostel Turku (starting from 14 €/night, 3 km from the university)

Guesthouse Kultainen Turisti (40 €/single room, web page in Finnish)

Bed & Breakfast Tuure (starting from 23 €/night, single room 38 €/night, prices include wireless and computers, kitchen and washing machine are also available free of charge)

Apartment hotel Tapuli (single room 35 €/night)

We do not expect to be able to contribute to travel expenses or accommodation for all participants. Participants should apply for funding from their own institutions and other sources. However, we hope that we will be able to provide all participants with some lunches and one dinner.

Travel information

Turku can be reached by either plane or train. Train or bus from Helsinki to Turku costs around 50 € (return). From Stockholm and Tallin you can also take a boat, see the web page for more information.

Student travel grants

Limited travel grants for students are available to cover partial costs. If you wish to apply for a grant, contact Camilla Hollanti at

cajoho [at] utu [dot] fi.

Social program

A reception for all participants will be held in the evening on Thursday, June 25.

Registration and information

Please let us know as early as possible of your interest in attending the summer school, we would like to have a rough idea of how many may be coming (in case there will be more than 50 registrants, we need to book a bigger auditorium).

Registration deadline: April 1, 2009 (Feb. 10 for early registration)

Deadline for contributions: April 15, 2009

Registration fees:

Master and graduate students 50 € (35 € for early registrants)

Other participants 75 € (55 € for early registrants)

To register or to get more information, please contact Camilla Hollanti at the Department of Mathematics, University of Turku, Finland, e-mail: cajoho [at] utu [dot] fi, tel: +358-50 33 79 104.

Organizing committee:

  • Camilla Hollanti, TUCS / University of Turku, Finland
  • Aasa Feragen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Dusanka Perisic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Laura Fainsilber, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Christin Borge, University of Oslo, Norway

Local committee:

  • Camilla Hollanti, TUCS / University of Turku, Finland
  • Anne-Maria Ernvall-Hytönen, University of Turku, Finland
  • Eeva Suvitie, University of Turku, Finland
  • Barbara Boldin, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Anne-Maria Ernvall-Hytönen, University of Turku, Finland

If you have questions/comments related to this blog, to the summer school web page or proceedings, please contact the webmaster at

anmaer [at] utu [dot] fi.

This is a new blog where we intend to publish all the updates for the 3rd Nordic EWM Summer School for PhD Students in Mathematics.

Camilla Hollanti