2017 Summary

Below is a brief summary of the people involved in the 2017 REU, and their results:

PROJECT GROUPS AND RESULTS

  1. General Area: Binary quadratic forms
      • Leader: Kate Thompson
      • Participants:
        • Chris Donnay (Pomona College)
        • Havi Ellers (Harvey Mudd College)
        • Kate O’Connor (2018 Goldwater Scholar, 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, The College of New Jersey)
        • Erin Wood (The University of Kentucky, now a Ph.D. candidate in math at the University of Georgia)
      • Results: “Numbers Represented by a Finite Set of Binary Quadratic Forms” (Donnay, Ellers, O’Connor, Thompson, Wood), submitted.
  2. General Area: Elliptic curves
      • Leader: Jeremy Rouse
      • Participants:
        • Skye Binegar (Reed College, now a Ph.D. candidate in math at Georgia Tech)
        • Randy Dominick (Texas Tech University, now a Ph.D. candidate in math at University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
        • Meagan Kenney (Bard College, now a Ph.D. candidate in math at the University of Minnesota)
        • Alex Walsh (Brown University)
      • Results: “An Elliptic Curve Analogue to the Fermat Numbers” (Binegar, Dominick, Kenney, Rouse, Walsh), accepted for publication in Involve.

GUEST SPEAKERS

  1. Mitch Keller, Washington & Lee University.
  2. Ben Linowitz, Oberlin College.
  3. Lola Thompson, Oberlin College.
  4. Will Damron (2016 WADE alum).

TALKS ON REU MATERIAL GIVEN

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