You can expect to learn a lot of math during the first semester. Will not hurt to refresh a bit and maybe get some elementary knowledge of stochastic calulus to not suffer too much during the math course.
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Thanks but I’m not THAT gullible.
Are the first year prelims/courses at epfl very hard? Wondering if I should invest time in beefing up math during summer. Sadly they don’t have a math camp prior to starting phd courses. I don’t have much math background apart from advanced calculus, basic probability, and solving simple ODE’s. Would that be enough?
Basic representation theory and Lie groups, algebraic topology (including poincare duality), algebraic geometry (including schemes and intersection theory), Riemannian geometry (characteristic classes would be helpful), PDE (elliptic regularity theory and calculus of variations), and functional analysis (including Von Neuman algebras)are a must. Some number theory such as automorphic forms and the basics of the Langlands program might help as well
I forgot about Khovanov homology, which plays an important role in modern microstructure theory

Thanks but I’m not THAT gullible.
Are the first year prelims/courses at epfl very hard? Wondering if I should invest time in beefing up math during summer. Sadly they don’t have a math camp prior to starting phd courses. I don’t have much math background apart from advanced calculus, basic probability, and solving simple ODE’s. Would that be enough?
Basic representation theory and Lie groups, algebraic topology (including poincare duality), algebraic geometry (including schemes and intersection theory), Riemannian geometry (characteristic classes would be helpful), PDE (elliptic regularity theory and calculus of variations), and functional analysis (including Von Neuman algebras)are a must. Some number theory such as automorphic forms and the basics of the Langlands program might help as well
I forgot about Khovanov homology, which plays an important role in modern microstructure theory
perfect. thank you bro

Are the first year prelims/courses at epfl very hard? Wondering if I should invest time in beefing up math during summer. Sadly they don’t have a math camp prior to starting phd courses. I don’t have much math background apart from advanced calculus, basic probability, and solving simple ODE’s. Would that be enough?
Basic representation theory and Lie groups, algebraic topology (including poincare duality), algebraic geometry (including schemes and intersection theory), Riemannian geometry (characteristic classes would be helpful), PDE (elliptic regularity theory and calculus of variations), and functional analysis (including Von Neuman algebras)are a must. Some number theory such as automorphic forms and the basics of the Langlands program might help as well
Thank you Semyon.

Are the first year prelims/courses at epfl very hard? Wondering if I should invest time in beefing up math during summer. Sadly they don’t have a math camp prior to starting phd courses. I don’t have much math background apart from advanced calculus, basic probability, and solving simple ODE’s. Would that be enough?
Basic representation theory and Lie groups, algebraic topology (including poincare duality), algebraic geometry (including schemes and intersection theory), Riemannian geometry (characteristic classes would be helpful), PDE (elliptic regularity theory and calculus of variations), and functional analysis (including Von Neuman algebras)are a must. Some number theory such as automorphic forms and the basics of the Langlands program might help as well
Thank you Semyon.
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Are the first year prelims/courses at epfl very hard? Wondering if I should invest time in beefing up math during summer. Sadly they don’t have a math camp prior to starting phd courses. I don’t have much math background apart from advanced calculus, basic probability, and solving simple ODE’s. Would that be enough?
Basic representation theory and Lie groups, algebraic topology (including poincare duality), algebraic geometry (including schemes and intersection theory), Riemannian geometry (characteristic classes would be helpful), PDE (elliptic regularity theory and calculus of variations), and functional analysis (including Von Neuman algebras)are a must. Some number theory such as automorphic forms and the basics of the Langlands program might help as well

SOME DEGENERACY RESULTS FOR ARCHIMEDES ISOMORPHISMS
We show that there exists a hyperopen, continuous and unconditionally quasiKronecker Ramanujan arrow. Recently, there has been much interest in the derivation of homeomorphisms. This could shed important light on a conjecture of Euclid–d’Alember. 
SOME DEGENERACY RESULTS FOR ARCHIMEDES ISOMORPHISMS
We show that there exists a hyperopen, continuous and unconditionally quasiKronecker Ramanujan arrow. Recently, there has been much interest in the derivation of homeomorphisms. This could shed important light on a conjecture of Euclid–d’Alember.They will award you a math PhD degree as well.

Make sure not to tell the faculty that you would like to work in the industry. You will be shot in the face and thrown in dark. But you can still graduate and get a great industry job (brand name: EPFL is king in Switzerland) if you are willing to walk around with broken face for 4 years.

Make sure not to tell the faculty that you would like to work in the industry. You will be shot in the face and thrown in dark. But you can still graduate and get a great industry job (brand name: EPFL is king in Switzerland) if you are willing to walk around with broken face for 4 years.
Just 4 years？ I wonder if one can graduate in 4 years to obtain an industry job.

Make sure not to tell the faculty that you would like to work in the industry. You will be shot in the face and thrown in dark. But you can still graduate and get a great industry job (brand name: EPFL is king in Switzerland) if you are willing to walk around with broken face for 4 years.
Just 4 years？ I wonder if one can graduate in 4 years to obtain an industry job.
and why not?