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MSRI-UP 2008: Experimental Mathematics June 14, 2008 - July 27, 2008
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Location: SLMath: Baker Board Room, Atrium
Organizers Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Victor H. Moll (Tulane University), LEAD Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

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The MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates that aims at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support. 

MSRI-UP 2008: Experimental Mathematics


General Description:

The MSRI-UP will:

  • Train undergraduates in mathematical research through a six-week summer program at MSRI in Berkeley, CA.
  • Provide participating students opportunities to present their research at national conferences in the year following the summer program.
  • Introduce participating students to a network of mentors through national societies known for their mentoring activities and professional support for students.
  • Guide students in the process of applying to graduate programs and fellowships.

Details of the 2008 summer program:

  • Eighteen students will participate in research on Experimental Mathematics led by Dr. Victor Moll from the Tulane University, a post-doc and two graduate assistants
  • Students who will finish their sophomore or junior year in 2008 are preferred. African American, Latino and Native American students are especially sought
  • Each student will receive room and board, a $3,000 summer stipend, transportation to and from Berkeley, and funding to attend a national conference

The directors of MSRI-UP are:

Previous Years:


MSRI-UP is supported by grants from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), a donation from the Gauss Research Foundation in Puerto Rico, and The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

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Schedule, Notes/Handouts & Videos
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Jul 25, 2008
09:00 AM - 09:40 AM
  Structure of p-adic valuations of Stirling numbers
Ana Berrizbeitia (University of Iowa), Alexander Moll (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Laine Noble
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
  Landen Transformations with cot(3t)
Cindy Enrigue (Long Beach City College), Gerard Koffi, Loraine Torres Castro
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
  Analysis of the Dynamics of the Landen Transformations Using cot(4t)
Richard Garcia Lebron, Aileen Nguyen, Ivan Ojeda, Bobby Wilson (University of Washington)
01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
  Exploring a Rational Landen Transformation of Degree Eight
Ricela Feliciano-semidei, Marcos Ortiz, Jason Rosenberg, Kevin Wingfield
02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
  Numerical Intergration Techniques with Rational Landen Transformations
Natasha Cayco Gajjic, Nathan Kallus, Jessica Stigile