Young Researchers in Mathematics Program

Summer 2024, from July 01 to July 07


The Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies is a world-renowned research institute located in Lausanne, Switzerland, facilitating research, outreach, and education in mathematics and the mathematical sciences. The Young Researchers in Mathematics Program is a new and exciting summer research program hosted by the Bernoulli Center, offering a unique opportunity for students in mathematics to gain valuable research experience during the summer of 2024.


The purpose of the program is to bring together a cohort of talented students from around the world to engage in an immersive research experience. Participants in the program will work closely with one another to develop a joint research project fit for publication.

Past programs


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Last year paper:
Picture taken during last year outing

Who can apply

The program is aimed for students who

  • are not yet in a PhD program but show interest in pursuing a PhD in mathematics. (Students who have already been accepted into a PhD program, including those who are scheduled to start their PhD in Fall 2024, are not eligible to apply.)
  • are eager to develop a collaborative research project with other budding mathematicians and want to learn more about producing and publishing research in mathematics.
  • are interested in NUMBER THEORY (which will be the main topic of the proposed research project this summer).

Structure of the program

The program has both online and in-person components and is structured as follows:

Phase 1 – Online Reading: Participants will receive reading material to bring everyone up to speed on the topic of the research project.

Phase 2 – In-Person Collaboration: This is the main event of the program. It consists of a one-week in-person collaboration at the Bernoulli Center where the actual work on the project begins. This week also includes social activities (such as dinner&drinks, sightseeing, outdoor activities, etc.).

Phase 3 – Online Collaboration: After the intensive one-week in-person component, the collaboration continues online via weekly zoom meetings to finish the research project.

When and Where

The in-person component of the program will take place from from July 01 to July 07 2024 at the Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies, which is located on campus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Students accepted to the program have their travel and on-site expenses fully covered by the Bernoulli Center (including international travel).
Housing and assistance with making travel arrangements will be provided.

How to apply

To apply for the program, please download and fill out the application form below. The form includes a statement of purpose (less than 300 words) which should address your research interests, the qualities and experiences that you can bring to the joint research project, and your future academic plans. On the application form you are also asked to provide the name and e-mail address of one referee who is able to comment on your academic abilities. To submit your application, send the completed application form together with your CV to Nadia Kaiser at Once your application has been submitted, your referee will receive a questionnaire to fill out via e-mail. The deadline to apply for the program is March 19, 2024. The deadline for your referee to send back the completed questionnaire is March 24, 2024.

If you have questions concerning the program, please contact Nadia Kaiser at

Application Form