We will continue to operate a research site for undergraduates at Mount Holyoke College. Each summer for the years 1998 through 2000 we will engage ten students drawn from U.S. colleges and universities in mathematical research. The students will work in groups of five, each group carrying out a different project under the supervision of a faculty member. The projects will involve extensive computer experimentation and be directed at mainstream areas of mathematical research in which experimental evidence promises to illuminate, and possibly even overcome, current impasses in purely theoretical attacks. The groups will meet separately several times a day but ample opportunity will be provided for students in different groups to exchange ideas. The projects for 1998 are codes and Kloosterman sums (Davidoff) and polynomial representations of knots (Durfee).

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Application #
9732228
Program Officer
Lloyd E. Douglas
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1998-05-01
Budget End
2003-04-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1997
Total Cost
$252,500
Indirect Cost
Name
Mount Holyoke College
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
South Hadley
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
01075