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What is ESPR?

The European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR) is an immersive summer workshop for mathematically talented students from around the globe with a desire to understand our world (16-19 years old as of August 17, 2017).

Past participants include International Math Olympiad gold medalists, web entrepreneurs, artistically and scientifically gifted individuals, and many others. ESPR is the successor of the acclaimed EuroSPARC program, and is modeled after the SPARC summer camp.   

The curriculum includes a variety of topics. Past classes have covered topics ranging from mathematical logic, understanding what a DNA sequence is, and dives into philosophy and psychology. The learning is extended with guest speakers from a variety of cutting edge fields.

But the ultimate goal of our program is to show how rigorous, quantitative skills can be applied outside the classroom, in all pursuits. How can we understand our behavior? How can we think more clearly to achieve our goals?

ESPR 2017 will be held in London's King's College during the second half of August, from evening of the 18th to the evening of the 31st. (Students should depart early on September 1st.)

ESPR's tuition as well as meals and lodging is free for all admitted students. Need-based travel scholarships are available.

Know any potential funders? Link them to us at staff@espr-camp.org.

ESPR is committed to providing free room and board to students around the world; additional funds can help us keep the camp free in future years, increase the number of admits, and lengthen the duration of the program to a full two weeks.

ESPR is sponsored by the Center For Applied Rationality (CFAR).

 
 
 
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Key facts

  • What? A summer workshop.
  • Who is eligible as participant? Students between 16-19 years old.
  • When? 18th-31st August 2017.
  • Where? King's College in London.
  • Price? Free! Travel scholarships available.