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Start: Tuesday, 05/30/2023, 9 am
End: Friday, 06/02/2023, 6 pm


RWTH Aachen University:
Pontdriesch 14/16


The Topic

The summerschool introduces PhD students and interested Master students to the theory of quadratic forms. It focusses on explicit algorithms and related functionalities in the Open Source Computer Algebra Research (system) .
Central are connections of quadratic forms to related fields such as lattices, sphere packings, modular forms, groups, representation theory and algebraic geometry. Some background material is already available under Downloads.


The lectures take place in the Hörsaal IV in the main building. There are two coffee places near the main building where you can buy take away coffee and refreshments.


Coffee will be available after lunch in the building Pontdriesch 14/16.


We expect external participants to arrive on Monday, May 29. Departure day is Saturday, June 3.

Arrival Day

For Monday, May 29, we reserved a table in the Sowiso/Ocean from 7 pm. You are welcome to join the group there.


The rooms in the guesthouse and the ones in the hotel Baccara are now fully booked.

Social events

On Tuesday there is a come together in the guesthouse, 7 pm to 10 pm.

On Thursday afternoon there will be a hike to the Dreiländereck. We plan to start at the guesthouse at 2 pm. The tour spans a distance of 13 kilometers and we plan to return to the guesthouse at around 6/7 pm. The planned route requires neither special abilities nor hiking gear. Please note that, on part of the tour, you'll be exposed to direct sunlight so consider sun protection.