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We have had an REU here since the summer of 1993, with funding from LEQSF and NSF. For the summer of 2015, the total budgeted to each student is approximately \$5,650, comprised of \$4,000 in a cash stipend, and the balance for 8 weeks of housing on campus. The multiplicity of directors: Hoffman (algebraic geometry), Morales (number theory) and Stoltzfus (braid/knot theory) insures that participants receive plenty of individual attention.
US citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in both Spring and Fall of 2015. Preference will be given to students who will have completed two to three years of undergraduate mathematics, including a course in abstract and/or advanced linear algebra with some experience writing proofs. Participants are expected to devote full time to the program, precluding other course work and/or outside employment.
Pending a successful grant renewal application, the LSU REU returns in the summer of 2016 with the following themes:
Prospective 2016 Themes: Invariants in Constructive Galois Theory, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry and Knot theory
Tentative Summer 2016 Program Dates: Sun. 5 June - Fri. 29 Jul, 2016.
Prospective 2015 Themes: Invariants in Galois Theory, Geometry and Knot theory
Summer 2015 Program Dates: Sun. 7 June - Fri. 31 Jul, 2015.
2015 Themes: Invariants in Galois Theory, Geometry and Knot theory
We will explore the interaction of several areas of mathematics centering around braids and knots, group actions & Galois theory, graphs and polyhedra, as well as modular and related functions. Specifically, our proposed projects will be individually and collaboratively designed. We plan to propose problems in the combinatorics of polynomial functions of graphs, knots and their bounding Seifert surfaces, Galois groups and group actions and relationships with modular functions. The structure of graphs embedded on surfaces (dessins, 2-dimensional ribbon/fat graphs) is potentially useful in all three areas. More details are found under General Information and particularly under Topics (for 2012) below.
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