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Problem One

Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | Views [223]

Like Tuesday, today began with with the algebra short course. We got a new packet, though we spent the entire day finishing u pmaterial from the first packet. Which meant more groups, normal subgroups, quotient groups, and homomorphisms. So more Abstract ... Read more >

Tags: abstract algebra, graphs, math, research problem, topology

Fundamental Counting

Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | Views [192]

Today, the schedule was switched around a bit from what I've gotten used to. (I know, it's only been two days. I can't really pretend that I'm used to a set routine and be upset when they change it. But still...) Rather than beginning with a short course, ... Read more >

Tags: abstract algebra, analysis, fundamental theorem, graphs, math, topology

Abstract Algebra 3: the Revenge of the Groups

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | Views [183]

Today felt less busy than yesterday. We started later, but ended at nerly thie same time, which was part of it. However, I think the bigger difference was that today made more sense than yesterday. It was also more focused, with everything being about ... Read more >

Tags: abstract algebra, graphs, groups, math

Please Don't Tell Me to do the Math(s)

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | Views [252]

As I was updating my Googele Calendar with the schedule that I got from the program, my main thought was “we sure are spending a lot of time in Reserach Seminars.” This was followed by “well, duh. It is a summer research program.”... Read more >

Tags: algebra, analysis, math, topology

In Lieu of a Schedule

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | Views [243]

After we got to campus, my father and I walked to the Marcum Conference Center to pick up my key, then back to the car. We were able to rest the car right by the dorm while I got my stuff out and went up three flights of stairs. By the time I'd said ... Read more >

Tags: cards, exploring, first impressions

Photos: SUMSRI

Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery

Photos from summer research in Ohio
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Dorm Living

Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Views [305]

I feel like I should begin by saying that, although I've lived on a campus for the past five years, I've never really had to deal with communal bathrooms. Maybe for a week or two at a time for previous summer programs. It's also been two years since ... Read more >

Tags: books, buildings, dorm, fireplace, piano

It May Not be a Foreign Country, but it's Still a Trip

Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Views [131]

Whenever people asked me what my summer plans were, I had the choice of what to tell them. If I wanted to make it sound really interesting, I'd say I was going to Oxford to do research. If I wanted to make it sound moderately interesting I'd say I was ... Read more >

Tags: beginnings, math

What Would Galois Do?

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | Views [158]

Évariste Galois was a French mathematician. He was a mathematical genius and a terrible role model. Galois was born in 1811 in Bourg-la-Reine. In 1828, he attended the École Normale (he would have like to go to the École Polytechnique, ... Read more >

Tags: galois, maths, pre-departure, title

Technology and Trips

Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | Views [247]

Nothing says “let's get this trip started!” quite like waiting eagerly for the mail, grabbing a new piece of technology, charging it and working to get new software on it hours before your plane to another continent leaves. Before ... Read more >

Tags: books, e-books, technology

Reverse Culture Shock?

Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | Views [292]

I don't think I've ever felt either culture shock or its reverse. Without question, there are things that are different between the United States and Morocco, and I've noticed them on both sides of the trip. But it's nothing terribly shocking. ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions, endings, home, recap

Ready? Or Not...

Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | Views [185]

 At the moment that a trip out of the country switches from being in the dreaming future to being real and imminent, I begin wondering if it's too late to back out. There's something about setting aside a shirt that I know I will not wear until ... Read more >

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