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2012 MATH UCONN REU

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The principal objective of our NSF and CLAS funded REU program is to involve undergraduate students in cutting-edge mathematics research. We are interested in students who are curious about mathematics, regardless of previous research experience. Those who come from liberal arts or branch campus backgrounds and may not have as many research opportunities at their home colleges or universities are especially encouraged to apply.

Our program began in 2006, giving undergraduate students an opportunity to be exposed to the fundamentals of scientific research, experience the intellectual delights of discovery, explore possibilities of future careers in science. The program has produced a number of publications with student co-authors.

The main contacts are:

2012 Math REU coordinator: Elise Villella

2012 Algebraic geometry: Rebecca Tramel, Milena Hering, Arend Bayer

2012 Multiplicative stochastic processes: Alex Baldenko, Masha Gordina

2012 Fractals: Daniel Kelleher, Sasha Teplyaev, Luke Rogers, Jay Wilkins

2012 Math Ed: Fabiana Cardetti, Gabriel Feinberg

Participants will spend 10 weeks working in research teams, training in mathematical writing and speaking, computer work, and learning about career opportunities in mathematics. An active social program is coordinated with a number of other REU programs on campus.

Summer research projects include Algebraic geometry, Multiplicative stochastic processes, and Geometry, analysis and mathematical physics on fractals. These topics may involve applications to biological and physical sciences. The exact choice of the topics to study will depend on the students' background and interests. Besides being interesting, taking part in a research project like this may be very useful in the future (for instance, when applying to graduate schools).

The program is open to math and science majors who are in their sophomore or junior year and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women and minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.