Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-DOMATH2021 [#1051]
Program Title: DOmath 2021
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: none
Program Description:    

DOmath is a full-time 8 week program for collaborative student summer research in all areas of mathematics. This program is open to all current undergraduate students at Duke University as well as North Carolina Central University; if you are a student at another institution, please do not apply as your application will not be read. We particularly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

DOmath 2021 runs from May 17 until July 9, 2021The program consists of groups of 2-4 undergraduate students working together on a single project. Each team will be led by a faculty mentor assisted by a graduate student. We are awaiting guidance from the university on whether summer programs will be allowed to be held on campus. DOmath will be held regardless; if an on-campus program is not possible, then DOmath will be held remotely, as it was in 2020.

Participants will receive a $4,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel (if applicable). Participants may not accept other employment or take classes during the program. Funding and infrastructure support are primarily provided by Duke's Department of Mathematics, the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), and the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

The application deadline is February 15, 2021, but we will consider late applications until all slots are filled. Teams are expected to be finalized by mid to late March but this is not guaranteed. We expect to notify applicants about the decision by email by the end of March.

There are 6 teams planned for summer 2021 in the numbered list below. As part of the application, you will list the number(s) of the projects that you would like to apply for; for each of your 
choice of projects, we ask you to provide a short explanation of why you have chosen it and how you feel you could contribute to it.

If you have any questions about 
DOmath 2021, please email the program director, Professor Lenny Ng (ng@math.duke.edu).

Here is the list of project titles and faculty mentors. Please see the DOmath 2021 web site for full descriptions of each project.
  1. Holonomy of combinatorial surfaces, led by Professor Robert Bryant

  2. Characterizing emerging features in cell dynamics, led by Professor Veronica Ciocanel

  3. Mathematical & statistical modeling of COVID-19: SIR models and beyond, led by Professor David Dunson

  4. Excursions into the calculus of variations and notions of convexity, led by Professor Tarek Elgindi

  5. Mathematics and computation of topological insulators, led by Professor Jianfeng Lu

  6. Mathematical clairvoyant: computational inverse problems, led by Professors Hongkai Zhao and Yimin Zhong

    Application Materials Required:
    Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
    And anything else requested in the program description.

    Further Info:
    Mathematics Department
    Duke University, Box 90320
    Durham, NC 27708-0320

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