The Warmup Program for entering first year graduate students in mathematics is a social and academic program organized by older graduate students in the math department. The goals of the 2020 program, similar to its predecessors, will be to provide the background necessary for approaching the first year coursework, provide opportunities for first year students to meet older graduate students in the math department, form connections essential to an inclusive department, as well as develop a group dynamic among their cohort.
Given the covid-19 pandemic, the warmup program in 2020 is different from its traditional format. The program will be a week long rather than two. All mathematical sessions and talks will be done virtually. In addition, social events will be held both virtually and outdoors in Chicago with social distancing.
Talks and forums take place on Zoom. If you are giving a Zoom talk or holding an event, send the link to first@math. Activities held elsewhere will be indicated below. WOMP runs from September 21 to September 27.