Ohio University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: 103-UNDERGRADS [#784]
Program Title: REU: Imperfect Periodic Patterns
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Athens, Ohio 45701, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Pattern formation, Dynamical Systems, Nonlinear Waves
Application Deadline: 2019/02/22 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/02/07, finished 2019/08/25, listed until 2020/03/17)
Program Description:    

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

Summer 2019 Research Experience For Undergraduates:
Mentor: Qiliang Wu 
Department of Mathematics, Ohio University 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 22, 2019 
We seek two motivated undergraduate students for a summer program in the general fields of dynamical systems, nonlinear waves and pattern formation.  

It is a six-week summer residence between the dates of June 24, 2019 and August 9, 2019 on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Exact dates TBD. Meal plan provided, along with lodging near a variety of actives ranging from local stores and shops to beautiful hiking paths and trails as well as, furnished space and laundry facilities.


  Participants must be:

  • Undergraduates (no degree completion by summer 2019)
  • 18 years of age
  • US citizens or permanent residents (green card holder)                              

  Participants Will Receive:

  • $3,500 stipend each upon successful completion of research residency
  • Domestic travel funds available
  • Reimbursement for incidental expenses based on available funds
Brief Description:
How do zebras get their stripes and leopards get their spots? Why do the patterns on zebra pelts and these found in desserts look alike? Why are all these patterns always deformed and usually admit defects? If you find these questions interesting, then you should consider joining our REU program in the area of pattern formation. Pattern formation is the study of mechanisms that lead to the appearance of simple or complex spatial-temporal patterns. It is motivated in part by the observation of strikingly similar patterns in apparently unrelated physical systems. In this REU, participants will conduct mathematical research using both analytical and numerical tools, from a viewpoint of dynamical systems and differential equations.

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:
Department of Mathematics
Ohio University
Morton Hall 321
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701 USA

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