Decoupling and Polynomial Methods in Analysis

October 1 - October 6, 2017


Shaoming Guo (Indinana University at Bloomington)
Diogo Oliveira e Silva (RFWU Bonn)
Christoph Thiele (RFWU Bonn)



The Summer School will take place from October 1. - October 6. 2017 at Wolffhotel in Kopp, a village in the Vulkaneiffel southwest of Bonn.

The typical participant will be a graduate student or postdoc and not necessarily an expert on the topic, but interested in jointly learning the subject.

Participants will be required to prepare a 2 x 50min lecture on some topic in advance, and submit a 4-6 page summary (see latex macro above) of their topic prior to the summer school, at the latest by September 8. 2016. The topics are listed here.

The Summer School is funded by the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics.

Sunday October 1. will be the arrival day. From Monday to Friday the participants will give the lectures that they have prepared in advance. Departure will be after lunch on Friday October 6.


Space is limited to 18 participants.

The Hausdorff Center funds provide for accommodation. A contribution towards travelling expenses is be available upon request.

If you would like to participate, please send an informal email to thiele at with cc Frau Canji canji at by March 15. 2015. (Preference given to early applicants, (update: as of Feb 8 we have more applicants than we can accept.)) Please describe your professional status (graduate student, postdoc, etc) your area of research and your motivations for participating in the summer school.

Please also indicate your preference for a topic on which to prepare a lecture. The organizers are happy to answer questions on the assigned topics anytime.

Students from Bonn may take credit for a seminar S4B2 in WS 2017/18.