Brown University, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

Program ID: ICERM-SI2019 [#717]
Program Title: Summer@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program: Computational Arithmetic Dynamics
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/22, finished 2019/10/16)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

SUMMER@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Brown University

"Computational Arithmetic Dynamics" from June 10 - August 2, 2019

Organizing Committee: John R. Doyle (Lousiana Tech University), Benjamin Hutz (Saint Louis University), Bianca Thompson (Westminster College),  Adam Towsley (Rochester Institute of Technology)

The eight-week Summer@ICERM 2019 program is designed for a select group of 18-22 undergraduate scholars. The program will give undergraduates an opportunity for exposure and research in the methods of “Computational Arithmetic Dynamics”. 

The faculty advisers will present a variety of interdisciplinary research projects on the topic of Computational Arithmetic Dynamics. This overarching theme will allow participants to utilize theory and computation from algebra, number theory, and algebraic geometry. Faculty will also guide the development of open-source computational tools for dynamical systems in Sage as well as work on a database of dynamical systems.

The faculty will begin the program with brief introductory talks. Throughout the eight-week program, students will work on assigned projects in groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily, give regular talks about their findings, attend mini-courses, guest talks, and professional development seminars, and will acquire skill in open-source software development. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically, and they will work closely in their teams to write up their research into a poster and/or paper by the end of the program.

ICERM provides an excellent research environment, and the students and their faculty and TA mentors will have access to shared offices and collaborative space throughout the institute. They also will have access to ICERM’s computer facilities and specialized software. ICERM staff will provide logistical support for students and will help build community through fun activities and events.


  • Classification of Preperiodic Graphs
  • Automorphisms of Rational Functions
  • Post-Critically Finite Maps
  • Randomness over Finite Fields

More program details are available at

Funding Includes*:

- $3,570 stipend
- Travel support within the U.S.
- Dormitory housing
- Meal plan
- Fun events


  • Applicants must be matriculating undergraduate students at the time of the start of Summer@ICERM 2019;
  • Funding is available for a very small number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Students must apply via by February 15, 2019, to receive full consideration. ICERM will begin making offers between late February and early March 2019. 

ICERM encourages women and members of underrepresented minorities to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Brown University/ICERM
Box 1995
Providence, RI 02912

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