IAS/Park City
Mathematics Institute
The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) was founded in
1991 as part of the "Regional Geometry Institute" initiative of the
National Science Foundation. In mid 1993 the program found an in-
stitutional home at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Prince-
ton, New Jersey. The PCMI will continue to hold summer programs
alternately in Park City and in Princeton.
The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute encourages both re-
search and education in mathematics, and fosters interaction be-
tween the two. The three-week summer institute offers programs
for researchers and postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, under-
graduate students, high school teachers, mathematics education re-
searchers, and undergraduate faculty. One of PCMI's main goals is to
make all of the participants aware of the total spectrum of activities
that occur in mathematics education and research: we wish to in-
volve professional mathematicians in education and to bring modern
concepts in mathematics to the attention of educators. To that end
the summer institute features general sessions designed to encour-
age interaction among the various groups. In-year activities at sites
around the country form an integral part of the High School Teacher
Program.
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