Alumni Testimonials: Fall 2016

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Math in Moscow was a wonderful experience, and one that I will remember for the rest of my life. I learned so much, not only about math, but about Russia (Moscow especially) and my plans for future math study. I’ve gained an amazing appreciation for the beauty of math, and I beleive that everyone should have an experience like this. Thank you so much for all the help and support !

Callie Kellackey
University of Colorado Boulder


Math in Moscow has been the best experience I have had. I think it is pretty clear how I feel given that I chose to stay an extra semester half-way through the Fall semester !

Joshua Nunley
University of Arkansas


Moscow changed me as a mathematician, therefore it changed me as a person.

Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for this experience. I learnt so much from my professors and my talented classmates. Also, Russia is a wonderful country, as well as the Russian mathematical tradition. Спасибо ! Gracias ! #BestYearOfMyLifeSoFar

Viviana Márquez
Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz (Colombia)


A new mathematical culture, a great city and all this in a wonderful country with exceptional people – Very nice !

François Duhesme
ETH Zürich


This program is what you make it. You can learn a great deal of mathematics if you wish; everything you need to succeed is there ! Fully recommend the program. Note: not all Russians have pet polar bears.

Alex Sasha Mathers
University of Alabama


A very stimulating experience, both mathematically and from a cultural point of view. Moscow is a great city and the IUM a sweet place. I had a great time !

Richard Kruel
Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII


I am so thankful for my experience at IUM. It has contributed hugely to my love and continued pursuit of mathematics. More importantly, however, MiM brought me together with this diverse group of vivid and talented individuals. And that’s the point.

Jenette Sellin
University of California, Davis


A wonderful program and amazing professors. A must attend program !!!

Lorenzo Giolli
London School of Economics and Political Science


There is a lot of time for independent thinking at MIM. The library is stocked with both modern textbooks and an impressive collection of original monographs.

This program was perfect. The classes are intense. The average class size was about 5, with more difficult courses were even smaller. They met once a week for 3 hours, and the professors expect a lot of leg work from each student individually.

Be warned – this program is not for everybody. A successful student must come mathematically mature enough to learn from books without every detail being fleshed out in class.

Moscow is beautiful as a city too. It has the most impressive metro architecture in the world. Russians are in general gorgeous people too 🙂

Tony Qian
Columbia University