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. The summer institute is pre-
ceded by the Mentoring Program for Women in Mathematics. 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 involve professional mathematicians in educa-
tion and to bring modern concepts in mathematics to the attention of
educators. To that end the summer institute features general sessions
designed to encourage interaction among the various groups. In-year
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