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Functional analysis seminar


Admission requirements

National master course on Functional Analysis or comparable. A first introductory course, such as the Leiden Linear Analysis course, is usually not sufficient.


The Functional Analysis Seminar is intended for advanced master students, PhD students, postdocs and staff. Its aim is to master a topic in Functional Analysis that is of interest to participants from these three groups. This topic will be determined during the fall semester.

Course Objectives

Not Applicable, as the info about the aim under "Description" cannot be specified further as long as the topic is not known.


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For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Please note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.  

Mode of instruction

During a meeting, one of the participants gives a lecture of 90-135 minutes.

Assessment method

Active participation and at least one lecture are necessary. Grades are not given, only (when applicable) a "pass".

Reading list

The literature depends on the topic chosen and will be announced in due time.


From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudyMap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.

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Participants from other universities

People interested from other universities are most welcome to attend.
Please note: if you are not from Leiden, and if you want to obtain EC from this course, please do contact the relevant parties at your own university beforehand about the eligibility of this seminar for your own programme, in order to prevent unwanted surprises.


If you are interested, contact Marcel de Jeu, Mark Roelands, or Onno van Gaans before the start of the second semester.


A publicly accessible website will be set up in due time. Since the seminar has non-Leiden participants, we cannot use Brightspace.
The dates in the official schedule are mostly indicative. The precise dates will be determined in accordance with the participants’ possibilities.