Additive Combinatorics

August 10 - August 15, 2008


Ciprian Demeter (IAS, IU Bloomington)
Christoph Thiele (UCLA)



The Summer School will take place from August 10. - 15. 2008 at Catalina Canyon Resort on Catalina Island, California, one hour by boat South-West of Los Angeles.

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

Participants will be required to prepare a 2h lecture on some topic in advance, and submit a 4-6 page summary of their topic prior to the summer school, at the latest by July 31. The topics are listed here.

The Summer School is one of a series of Summer Schools funded by NSF grants.

Sunday August 10. 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 August 15.


Space is limited to 12 participants.

The NSF grants provide funding for accommodation. A contribution towards travelling expenses may be available upon request.

If you would like to participate, please send an informal email to by May 01, 2008. 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 (applicable as soon as list of topics is available). The organizers are happy to answer questions on the assigned topics anytime.