Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-MATH2023 [#1409]
Program Title: Math+ 2023
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/05, finished 2023/08/19)
Program Description:   URMs  

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Math+ (formerly known as 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 and 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. (For NCCU students, there are a couple of questions that are Duke-specific; please just leave these blank.)

Math+ 2023 runs from May 22 until July 14, 2023The program consists of groups of typically 3-4 undergraduate students working together on a single project. Each team will be led by a faculty mentor assisted by a graduate student.

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, 2023, 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 5 teams planned for summer 2023 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 Math+ 2023
, please email the program co-directors, Professors Lenny Ng (ng@math.duke.edu) and Heekyoung Hahn (hahn@math.duke.edu).

Here is the list of project titles and faculty mentors. Please see the Math+ 2023 web site for full descriptions of each project.
  1. Non-convex optimization using variants of stochastic gradient algorithms, led by Professor Jing An

  2. Moduli of weighted hyperplane arrangements and degeneration, led by Professor Haohua Deng

  3. Computing hyperbolic structures from link diagrams, led by Professor Calvin McPhail-Snyder

  4. Automated theorem proving and proof verification, led by Professor Colleen Robles

  5. Applications of nonlocal operators, led by Professor Logan Stokols

    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:
    email address
    Mathematics Department
    Duke University, Box 90320
    Durham, NC 27708-0320