Type Theory (Laurea Magistrale in Matematica)

Information

This page provides some information about the course. Also refer to ESSE3 for the syllabus and other information.

What is Type Theory about?

Prospective students can read an informal introduction.

Course Material

COVID-19 emergency notice

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we can not perform the written exam in the standard way, gathering in the same room. Following the directions of the University of Trento, the exam will be performed in the following alternative way:

The written test will be performed online, using the Zoom platform, at the scheduled date and time, as reported on ESSE3. When the exam starts, students will receive the exam questions online as a PDF file, and will answer those questions by using their own pen & paper, while streaming themselves using Zoom so that we can monitor their activities. At the end of the exam, they will submit their paper answers as a scan or photo. Please remember to have some form of ID (e.g., identity card, passport) with you on this day.

Students will need to be available online on the exam day, but they do not need to be in any specific location. Students must be alone in a quiet room during the exam, without any course-related material in sight.

As an additional anti-cheating procedure, in the days following the written exam, some students might be asked to perform a quick additional oral test to verify the authorship and understanding of their submitted answers. This check might be performed by randomly selecting a few students, or because some suspicious activity was observed during the written test. If you are selected, you will be contacted by email.

The presentation part of the exam will also be performed using Zoom. Students will present the chosen topic in front of the instructor and other students. This can be performed before or after the written test, at any date and time agreed with the instructor, who will try to organize multiple presentations on the same day. We will try to avoid having the presentations on too many separate days, so that students can attend them more esily.

For everything else (e.g., marking rules), the ESSE3 syllabus still applies.

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Exams

The exam comprises a presentation and a written test.

Students have to individually study a topic related to type theory, which was not covered in the course, and present it. For instance, a research paper or book chapter can be presented.

The written test comprises both theoretical questions and exercises.

References

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