Honors Courses in Mathematics consist of a set of undergraduate courses designed to provide students with the opportunity to take advanced courses in Mathematics.

Who can attend

The program is intended for students who are enrolled at a university in Armenia. It is expected that a typical freshman will have just finished high school, although older or younger students can also be accepted. The programme does not provide any official degree, so that students are expected to enrol at a state-accredited university to get a Bachelor degree at the end of their four year studies.

Lectures are mostly presented remotely in a classroom setting, with a teaching assistant (TA) present in person. The TA also helps students with their homework assignments.

Students must do a substantial amount of homework and pass a number of exams throughout the semester. At the end of each course, a written exam is given as a final evaluation.

The courses are free to attend. Select students are provided a scholarship based on their academic performance in the classes.

In 2023, Math Honors student (and TA) Vahagn Hovhannisyan was admitted to the Young Researchers in Mathematics Program hosted by the Bernoulli Center, offering a unique opportunity for students in mathematics to gain valuable research experience during the summer. The Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies is a world-renowned research institute located in Lausanne, Switzerland, facilitating research, outreach, and education in mathematics and the mathematical sciences.

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Sai Sanjeev Balakrishnan, Félix Houde, VAHAGN HOVHANNISYAN, Maryna Manskova, Yiqing Wang

In November 2023, Vahagn Hovhannisyan took the first place at the Mathematical Olympiad held in Armenia with the participation of more than 500 students from Armenia and abroad (from MIPT, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, London City Uni, University of Waterloo, etc).

In 2024, Math Honors student Gagik Melkumyan has authored "Functional Analysis Problem Book" inspired by the Math Honors course on "Metric Spaces and Topology" conducted by our esteemed professor Anush Tserunyan (McGill University).

The book contains 442 problems. It is written in Armenian, using the language of contemporary mathematics.

The book contains 442 problems. It is written in Armenian, using the language of contemporary mathematics.

Movie screening

Fermat’s Last Theorem is a fascinating mathematical puzzle that has intrigued minds for centuries. Andrew Wiles, a ten-year-old schoolboy, stumbled upon this enigma and embarked on a 30-year quest to solve it. The theorem, proposed by Pierre de Fermat in the 17th century, states that there are no three positive integers (a), (b), and (c) that satisfy the equation (a^n + b^n = c^n) for any integer value of (n) greater than 2. Wiles eventually cracked the code in 1993, and his proof revolutionized mathematics. If you’re interested, you can explore more about this captivating story in the BBC documentary titled “Fermat’s Last Theorem”.

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