The University of Chicago Mathematics REU 2019


2019 REU: Participant talks Wednesday Aug 14, 4:30

  • Gabriel Day: Partial Realization of Hilbert's Program: A Conservativity Result in Reverse Mathematics
  • Franklin Mason: Forcing and the Independence of the Continuum Hypothesis
  • Alexander Burka: Higman's Embedding Theorem and Decision Problems
  • Valerie Han: The Ito Integral & Ito's Formula
  • Leonardo Guilhoto: How To Taylor Expand A Nowhere Differentiable Function
  • Spencer Dembner: Torsion on Elliptic Curves
  • Wyatt Reeves: Fantastic Sheaves and Where to Find Them
  • Nathaniel Bannister: An Introduction to Equivariant Homotopy
  • Anubhav Nanavaty: Understanding Wall's Finiteness Obstruction and its Equivariant Analogues
  • Remy Bohm: Morse Theory and Handle Decompositions

    2019 REU: Participant talks Thursday Aug 15, 4:30

  • Yutong Qing: Introduction to the optimal control theory and some applications
  • Anne Carlstein: Stochastic Differential Equations and Brownian Motion
  • Victor Gardner: An Introduction to Schramm-Loewner Evolutions
  • Alek Skenderi: Marstrand's Theorem and Tangent Measures
  • Yueheng Zhang: On the principal eigenvector of a graph
  • DeMason, Kenneth J: Minimal Surfaces and Min-Max Theory
  • Emma Lennen: Quiver Representations
  • Anshul Adve: CLT and Decay of Correlations in Dynamics
  • Samuel Hsu: Modalities and Axiomatic Cohesion
  • Vinh-Kha Le: An exposition of the Li-Yau Harnack inequality

    2019 REU: Participant talks Friday Aug 16, 10:30

  • Wenminqi (Sophia) Zhang: The Gauss Bonnet Theorem
  • Claire Valva: Ergodicity of Geodesic Flow on Surfaces of Negative Curvature
  • Yuxin Lin: Prime number theorem and zeros of Riemann zeta function
  • Carson Collins: Understanding the Galois Action on Dessins d'Enfant
  • Xingyu Wang: Hasse-Minkowski Theorem and Its Applications
  • Jae Hee Lee: A localization theorem in equivariant cohomology
  • Eleanor McSpirit: Representing Bredon Cohomology and Homology with Naive G-Spectra and Naive G-Cospectra Respectively
  • Colin Ni: The Lazard ring and Quillen's theorem on MU
  • Matthew Lipman: The Thick Subcategory Theorem
  • Sanath Devalapurkar: The Witten genus and topological modular forms


    Dead links are to papers under revision, some of which are on advanced research in progress

  • Anshul Adve. Spectral methods for statistical limit theorems in dynamics. (pdf)
  • Chris Albert. Physical applications of fixed point methods in differential equations. (pdf)
  • Shah Mohammed Areeb. The Freyd-Heller group and the failure of Brown representability. (pdf)
  • Will Asness. A brief survey of inductive descriptive complexity. (pdf)
  • Carlos Azpurua. A comparison of the classification of surfaces. (pdf)
  • Zihni Kaan Baykara. Geometric quantization. (pdf)
  • Nathaniel James Bannister. Coefficient rings of $C_2$-equivariant Eilenberg-MacLane spectra. (pdf)
  • Remy Bohm. Morse theory and handle decompositions. (pdf)
  • Jordan L. Brown. Scott spaces and the DCPO category. (pdf)
  • Alexander Burka. Higman's embedding theorem and decision problems. (pdf)
  • Anne Carlstein. Stochastic calculus: understanding Brownian motion and quadratic variation. (pdf)
  • Yuchen Chen. Enumerative geometry through intersection theory. (pdf)
  • Carson Collins. The Galois action on dessin d'enfants. (pdf)
  • Dylan Cordaro. The Brownian map. (pdf)
  • Joshua Cruz. Algebraic geometric codes from curves and higher dimensional varieties. (pdf)
  • Gabriel Day. Some conservativity results in reverse mathematics of interest to Hilbert's program. (pdf)
  • Kenneth J. DeMason. Stable minimal surfaces. (pdf)
  • Spencer Dembner. Torsion on elliptic curves and Mazur's theorem. (pdf)
  • Sanath Devalapurkar. An approach to higher chromatic analogues of the Hopkins-Mahowald theorem. (pdf)
  • Sanath Devalapurkar. The Ando-Hopkins-Rezk orientation is surjective. (pdf)
  • Sylvia Durian. Persistent homology analysis of cognitive maps. (pdf)
  • Alex Eastman. Symplectic manifolds. (pdf)
  • Nadia Esquivel M\'arquez. Exploring model structures. (pdf)
  • Jacob Fiedler. Ergodic theory and entropy. (pdf)
  • Victor Bowden Gardner. Introduction to Schramm-Loewner evolution. (pdf)
  • Leonado Ferreira Guilhoto. Numerically solving the Dirichlet problem using stochastic calculus. (pdf)
  • Valerie Han. An introduction to stochastic calculus. (pdf)
  • Xiayimei Han. Introduction to Hodge theory via the example of elliptic curves. (pdf)
  • Ada Sophia Hermelink. Cocompleteness of categories of algebras --- an overview. (pdf)
  • Samuel Hsu. Enriched 2-monads and codescent objects. (pdf)
  • Karhan Kaan Kayan. Orthogonal decomposition of modular forms. (pdf)
  • Sang Hoon Kim. Offline policy evaluation in a contextual bandit problem. (pdf)
  • Tianyu Kong. Ergodic theory, entropy and application to statistical mechanics. (pdf)
  • Jacob Laxer. An introductory overview to characteristic classes. (pdf)
  • Vinh-Kha Le. A concise introduction to the Adams conjecture. (pdf)
  • Jae-Hee Lee. Atiyah-Bott localization in equivariant cohomology. (pdf)
  • Patrick Lei. Plane curves and quantum cohomology. (pdf)
  • Emma O. Lennen. Representations of quivers: Gabriel's theorem and Kac's theorem. (pdf)
  • Zihao Li. Norm of discrete harmonic function. Probability and linear algebra. (pdf)
  • Yuxin Lin. Zeros of Riemann zeta function. (pdf)
  • Matthew Lipman. Unstable chromatic homotopy. (pdf)
  • Shuhong Liu. Stochastic Calculus and Stochastic Differential Equations. (pdf)
  • F. Curtis Mason. Forcing and the independence of the continuum hypothesis. (pdf)
  • Eleanor McSpirit. Bredon homology theories. (pdf)
  • Rushabh Mehta. Galois covers and the fundamental group. (pdf)
  • Ajay Mitra. Morse theory and Bott periodicity. (pdf)
  • Shourya Mukherjee. Classification of finite Coxeter groups. (pdf)
  • Anubhav Nanavaty. Wall's obstruction and its equivariant analogue. (pdf)
  • Sriharin Narayanan. Density under invertible H\"older continuous mappings in $\mathbb{R}^m$. (pdf)
  • Colin Ni. Lubin-Tate and algebraic geometry in chromatic homotopy theory. (pdf)
  • Stephanie Oh. The topology of Cayley graphs. (pdf)
  • Khanh Pham. Classifications simple complex Lie algebras. (pdf)
  • Yutong (Tony) Qing. Introduction to the optimal control theory and some applications. (pdf)
  • Franklin (Fritz) Augustus Reece. Normalized flow and Sperner theory of Coxeter groups. (pdf)
  • Wyatt Richard Reeves. An introduction to algebraic D-modules. (pdf)
  • Rafael M. Saavedra. The Hopf invariant one problem. (pdf)
  • Tomohiro Sawada. Primer to characteristic classes with application to gauge theory. (pdf)
  • Mark Schachner. The game of hex: a study in graph theory and algebraic topology. (pdf)
  • Ethan Schondorf. The Wiener measure and Donsker's invariance principle. (pdf)
  • Meryl Seah. Homological stability and related topics. (pdf)
  • Ryan Patrick Simeon. Introduction to Clifford algebras and uses in representation theory. (pdf)
  • Aleksander Skenderi. Marstrand's theorem and tangent measures. (pdf)
  • Sophia Smith. Harmonic functions with the Dirichlet condition. (pdf)
  • Zoe Smith. Embedding and immersion theorems. (pdf)
  • Claire Valva. On manifolds of negative curvature, geodesic flow, and ergodicity. (pdf)
  • Julia Walchessen. Eigenvalues of the Laplacian on a graph. (pdf)
  • Xingyu Wang. p-Adic numbers, Hasse-Minkowski theorem and its applications. (pdf)
  • Livia Xu. A glimpse of dimension theory. (pdf)
  • Yu (Alicia) Xiao, Yu (Alicia). A proof of the Kronecker-Weber theorem. (pdf)
  • Sarah Zhang. A roundabout introduction to hyperbolic area. (pdf)
  • Ruoqi (Rachel) Zhang. Two-sided bar construction. (pdf)
  • Yueheng Zhang. On the principal eigenvector of a graph. (pdf)


    Dead links are to papers under revision

  • Jack Barbour. An introduction to the braid groups and their integral cohomology. (pdf)
  • Geoffrey Baring. Counting solutions to diophantine equations using Jacobi sums. (pdf)
  • Anna Bounchaleun. An elementary introduction to fast Fourier transform algorithms. (pdf)
  • Elle Bower. Osaki reduction of finite $T_0$-spaces. (pdf)
  • Dustin Burda. Elementary differential geometry and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. (pdf)
  • Benjamin Cardinal. The stable manifold theorem and applications. (pdf)
  • Christopher Cebra. Elementary Morse homology. (pdf)
  • Matthew Chen. Paley graphs, quadratic residues, and linear constructions. (pdf)
  • Ariel Davidovsky. Martingales, stopping times, and the optional stopping theorem. (pdf)
  • Palash Goiporia. Subgroups of free groups and free products. (pdf)
  • Alexander Hauser. An introduction to curvature in $\mathbb{R}^3$. (pdf)
  • John Seale Hopper. Riemann mapping theorem and planar models of hyperbolic geometry. (pdf)
  • Joren Husic. The Lickorish-Wallace theorem. (pdf)
  • Stephen Kelly. Introduction to Brownian motion and its fundamental properties. (pdf)
  • George J. Kim. The relationship between the Chomsky hierarchy and automata. (pdf)
  • Benjamin Konstan. Mathematical statistics. (pdf)
  • Judson Kuhrman. A theorem on the classifying space of a group with torsion. (pdf)
  • Mandy La. The Poincar\'e-Hopf theorem. (pdf)
  • Li,Jacky. Introduction of algorithms on network flows. (pdf)
  • Edgar Lin. An overview and proof of the Lefschetz fixed-point theorem. (pdf)
  • Xinyu Liu. Unique factorization of ideals in a Dedekind domain. (pdf)
  • Zhengyang Liu. Fixed point theorems and the existence of a general equilibrium. (pdf)
  • Marc Maliar. Introduction to commutative ring theory and algebraic geometry. (pdf)
  • Elias Manuelides. Morse theory from scratch. (pdf)
  • Oscar Michel. An introduction to the Zariski topology. (pdf)
  • Mishal Mrinal. Galois theory and the Abel-Ruffini theorem. (pdf)
  • Nicholas Purple. Spectral graph theory. (pdf)
  • Samir Rajani. Applications of Chernoff bounds. (pdf)
  • William Phillip Sablan. Equidissections of squares, regular polygons, and hypercubes. (pdf)
  • Mason Shurman. Homotopy types of spaces with 7 or fewer points. (pdf)
  • Edwin Suresh. Stochastic calculus applied to arbitrage-free options pricing. (pdf)
  • George Turer. Dynamical systems on the circle. (pdf)
  • Anna Walker. Finite fields and the first isomorphism theorem: an exploration of $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$. (pdf)
  • Keegan Yao. Complete manifolds with nonnegative sectional curvature. (pdf)
  • Wenminqi Zhang. The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem. (pdf)
  • Siqi Clover Zheng. Calculus of variations: minimal surface of revolution. (pdf)

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    Interested in the REU but not at the University of Chicago? (pdf)

    An essay about Chicago's REU and DRP programs (from 2014) (pdf)

    2019 REU: Announcement and description of the program (pdf)

    2019 REU: Application for University of Chicago students (pdf)

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    2019 REU: Application for non-University of Chicago students (pdf)

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    Links to past REUs

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  • 2019 REU: Participant talks Wednesday Aug 14 (pdf)
  • 2019 REU: Participant talks Thursday Aug 15 (pdf)
  • 2019 REU: Participant talks Friday Aug 16 (pdf)
  • 2019 REU: Mentorship pairings (pdf)



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