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MSRI-UP 2010: Elliptic Curves and Applications June 12, 2010 - July 25, 2010
Registration Deadline: July 25, 2010 almost 14 years ago
Parent Program: --
Organizers LEAD Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Herbert Medina (University of Portland), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Suzanne Weekes (SIAM - Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

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The MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. The academic portion of the program will be led by Dr. Edray Goins.

MSRI-UP 2010: Elliptic Curves and Applications

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General Description

During the summer, each of the 18 student participants will:

  • participate in the mathematics research program under the direction of Dr. Goins
  • complete a research project done in collaboration with other MSRI-UP students
  • give a presentation and write a technical report on his/her research project
  • attend a series of colloquium talks given by leading researches in their fields
  • attend workshops aimed at developing skills and techniques needed for research careers in the mathematical sciences and
  • learn techniques that will maximize a student's likelihood of admissions to graduate programs as well as the likelihood of winning fellowships
  • receive a $3000 stipend, lodging, meals and roundtrip travel to Berkeley, CA.

After the summer, each student will:

  • have an opportunity to attend a national mathematics or science conference where students will present their research
  • be part of a network of mentors that will provide continuous advice in the long term as the student makes progress in his/her studies
  • be contacted regarding future research opportunities

The main objective of the MSRI-UP is to identify talented students, especially those from underrepresented groups, who are interested in mathematics and make available to them meaningful research opportunities, the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in successful collaborations, and a community of academic peers and mentors who can advise, encourage and support them through a successful graduate program. The objective is designed to contribute significantly toward meeting the program goal of increasing the number of graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences, especially doctorates, earned by U.S. citizens and permanent residents by cultivating heretofore untapped mathematical talent within the U.S. Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American communities.

The directors of MSRI-UP are:

Previous Years:

Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
Schedule, Notes/Handouts & Videos
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Jul 23, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Squares in Arithmetic Progressions
Alexander Diaz, Markus Vasquez
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Encrypting Text Messeges via Elliptic Curve Cryptology
Renee Brady, Naleceia Davis, Anna Tracy
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  ABC Triples in Families
Alexander Barrios (Carleton College), Caleb Tillman, Charles Watts
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Searching for Elliptical Curves with Rank 9
Juan Cervantes, Kelsy Kinderknecht, Keatra Nesbitt
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Decrypting Text Messages via Elliptic Curve Factorization
Jose Ayala, Erin Jones, Toya Skeete
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Rational Distance Sets on Conic Sections
Megan Ly, Shawn Tsosie (University of California, Santa Cruz), Lyda Urresta