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Applications are due Friday for the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Lafayette, an intensive eight-week summer research experience in which students investigate open problems in mathematics in small groups guided by Lafayette math professors.

Free housing and a stipend of $2,900 will be provided for students in the program, which will run June 6-July 29. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are continuing their undergraduate education in fall 2005.

Most student participants have published papers in professional journals and presented talks on their summer research at national mathematics conferences. Prince Chidyagwai ’05(Marondera, Zimbabwe), for example, traveled to Atlanta last month to present his research at the joint national meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematics Association of America.

REU professors and topics they’re leading this summer: Liz McMahon, professor of mathematics, automorphisms of Cayley graphs, a topic within group theory/graph theory; Lorenzo Traldi, Metzgar Professor and head of mathematics, invariants of links, a topic within knot theory; and Justin Corvino, assistant professor of mathematics, geometric analysis and general relativity, a topic within differential geometry.

For application instructions and other information, email or visit the math department’s REU web page.

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