2016 Summary

Below is a brief summary of the people involved in the 2016 REU, and their results:

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The 2016 group of WADErs after their talks at the UGA Mock AMS conference.

PROJECT GROUPS AND RESULTS

  1. General Area: Quadratic Forms
      • Leader: Kate Thompson
      • Participants:
        • Madeleine Barowsky (Wellesley College)
        • Will Damron (Davidson College, now a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Yale)
        • Andres Mejia (Bard College)
        • Frederick Saia (Tufts University, now a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Georgia)
        • Nolan Schock (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, now a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Georgia)
      • Results: “Classically Integral Quadratic Forms Excepting at Most Two Values” (Barowsky, Damron, Mejia, Saia, Schock, Thompson), Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 146 (2018), no. 9, 3661-3677.
  2. General Area: Sums of two squares/cyclotomic polynomials
      • Leader: Jeremy Rouse
      • Participants:
        • Kylie Hess (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)
        • Emily Stamm (Vassar College)
        • Terrin Warren (University of Georgia, now a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Georgia)
      • Results: When is an+1 the sum of two squares? (Jointly written with a group from Washington and Lee University), accepted for publication in Involve.

GUEST SPEAKERS

  1. Andrea Hairston, Department of Defense.
  2. Carl Yerger, Davidson College.
  3. Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, Duke University.
  4. Sarah Parsons and Gabe Durham (2015 WADE alumni).

TALKS ON REU MATERIAL GIVEN

INFORMAL UGA GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS