In a nutshell

Update 27 March: Due to the recent developments of the covid-19 pandemic, the physical version of the summer school was cancelled. We have however decided to develop an online alternative. We are currenly in the process of desiging this digital version and hope to launch all information mid-April.


6 - 10 July 2020


The fourth edition of the ALGAR summer school is dedicated to valuation theory and its use in arithmetic. Five lecture series and some special talks will give a multifaceted introduction to the role of valuations at the crossway of quadratic form theory and model theory. This includes the role of local-global principles in recent results on definability of certain integrally closed domains in their field of fractions.


The summer school will be hosted via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the collaborative online learning platform of the University of Antwerp. Participants need to have a stable internet connection, a headset, a computer and a webcam. The summer school offers a variety of teaching methods. Most sessions will be held “live” as to enable interaction and debate. 


Master students and PhD students in fundamental mathematics. More advanced mathematicians are also welcome to participate.

Course description

A general content description is available on our website. Detailed information about the sessions will follow soon.


3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Registration fee

No registration fee for the digital version

Application details

Online through Mobility Online 

Application deadline

8 June 2020

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