About & History

  International Workshop for Young Mathematicians is a mathematical conference organized by the Zaremba Association of Mathematicians - Students of the Jagiellonian University. It is held mainly for students and PhD students of mathematics and related fields, but researchers are welcome too.

  The conference is organized annually (typically in September) and every year it has a branch of mathematics as a main topic. The topics of the previous Workshop editions were:

1998 - Algebraic and Analytic Geometry
1999 - Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
2000 - Singularity Theory
2001 - Complex Analysis
2002 - Approximation Theory
2003 - Operator Theory
2004 - Applied Mathematics
2005 - Geometry
2006 - Topology
2007 - Combinatorics
2008 - Number Theory
2009 - Probability Theory and Statistics
2010 - Logic and Foundations of Mathematics
2011 - Algebra
2012 - Functional Analysis
2013 - Ergodic 3Theory and Dynamical Systems

  The First Workshop was organized in 1998 by a group of Society's members, guided by president Anna Stasica. During the whole week fifteen participants, mainly from Cracow, listened to lectures concerning Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, given by scientists from the Polish Academy of Science (PAN) and professors from the Jagiellonian University (UJ).

  The conference for "young mathematicians" turned out to be a great idea! The number of participants of the following year's edition increased to 53. The topic of the Second Workshop was Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems. For the first time participants chose the best lecture of the conference. The Third Workshop - "Singularity Theory" grew up to 73 participants - students of 19 Polish academies. Also, for the first time conference hosted foreign guests - students from Lviv and lecturers from Belgium and France. The integration party and the camp-fire for all participants and organizers became a tradition, but every year it gets more and more difficult to find a place for everyone!

  The number of participants was still increasing: 86 students took part in fourth edition, concerning Complex Analysis, and many of them were habitues! The 5th Workshop - "Approximation Theory" was a real success: 104 guests from 22 academies. We tried as hard as we could not only to teach, but also to integrate them. Many of our guests enthusiastically promised us to come back... and they held their word! The 6th Workshop for Young Mathematicians "Operator Theory" gathered 142 students from 42 academies, 22 of them were foreign guests.

  The increasing number of foreigners was the main cause of renaming next Workshop, concerning Applied Mathematics, to International. English became the leading language. That was also the first time a poster session had been organized. We were proud of the still growing number of participants - 202. In the following years, the formula for the Workshop has been refined to reach its current form.