New Directions Short Course

The intensive two- to three-week New Directions Short Course offered extraordinary opportunities for established mathematicians to branch into new directions and increase the impact of their research. Participants were able to delve more deeply into research, learn about open problems, and meet potential collaborators. The course, which met daily over a three-week period, consisted of lectures by the main organizers and by experts in the field, and problem sessions. The topics selected for the short courses, chosen by the directorate in consultation with the Board of Governors, showed particular promise for innovative mathematical investigation. Breaking into new areas of research and forging a new path is challenging, but programs like this one offered researchers the chance to collaborate, make new connections, and energize their research.

The New Directions Short Course was discontinued after the 2015-2016 academic year.