Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs)
We run many undergraduate research projects every year, some of which
are truly impressive. Here are a few examples.
Tess Anderson worked on her undergraduate Honors thesis with Prof.
Mari-Beffa during the last academic year. The research they did was
in the exciting area at the interface of geometry, physics, and
partial differential equations. The paper based on this research was
accepted in the Journal of Physics A: mathematical and theoretical.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) which publishes this and many other
journals, has chosen the paper for their Select
According to IOP, these are "Articles from the last 12 months that have been
chosen by our editors for their novelty, significance and potential impact
on future research." Tess has been accepted to the mathematics graduate
program at Brown University, and started her work there this Fall.
Jeff Allen, Ben Seeger and Debby Unger worked with Prof. Denisov on a
project studying the behavior of products of matrices which appear in
the analysis of the Schrodinger equation in quantum mechanics.
Analysis of the so-called resonant set, where the growth of solutions
is fast, has applications in modeling of disordered quantum systems.
The results of this research have been published in the leading
mathematics undergraduate research journal Involve
Jeff is applying to graduate schools in mathematics this year, while Ben and
Debby will be seniors at UW next year.