Summer school: Algebraic and analytic aspects of ordinary differential equations

The principal aim of this summer school is twofold: On the one hand, people working on (ordinary) differential equations will obtain an insight into algebraic techniques that are useful in their field. On the other hand, people specialized in algebra will have the opportunity to see applications of algebraic theory and methods in a different area.

The principal target group consists of graduate and postgraduate students, but undergraduates with exceptional accomplishments are also invited to attend.

The topics and speakers cover a wide range of mathematical fields. Each will give five lectures on a chosen topic, plus tutorial and exercise sessions. Participants should have a good background in algebra or ordinary differential equations, but no specialized knowledge will be required. The lecturers will take care that the introductory parts of their courses (in particular) are well accessible.

Moreover, there will be ample time for individual discussions during the breaks and in the evenings.

Lecturers and topics



Monday, September 8, 2014 (arrival day) to Friday, September 12, 2014 (departure day).

The lectures start on Monday, around noon, and end on Friday, around noon.


The summer school will be at Franz-Dohrmann-Haus in Marienheide (near Gummersbach).


There are no computers at Franz-Dohrmann-Haus. So if you own a (private) notebook, please bring it to the summer school.

Leisure time activities

The conference venue offers a number of recreational facilities, such as (ninepin) bowling, table tennis and volleyball. If you'd like to go bowling, please bring appropriate shoes.