"Number theory is a vast and beautiful branch of mathematics. PROMYS is about getting the essence of Number Theory. Like the subject, the program is beautiful and aims at giving everyone a good picture of Number theory. We're taught to 'Think deeply of simple things', and discover math in our own way. One gets to see how our experience with math is what that matters the most and forms the basis for our proofs. I learnt the importance of making bold conjectures, and the role that long cumbersome yet interesting numerical examples play in it.
PROMYS is a place for math lovers. Being a First Year Fellow at PROMYS will remain an unforgettable experience for me. During the six week program, I fell in love, not only with number theory but with the program itself. I don't think I can thank the Mehta sponsors enough for giving this opportunity to me."
As a returning student, "PROMYS has given me friends for life. I'm still in contact with my friends from my first year, and talk to them on almost a daily basis."