Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Program in Number Theory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 11 - August 3, 2001

Weekly Schedule

Short Course I: A.J. Hildebrand, Finite automata in number theory, Tuesday, June 12 - Friday, June 22, 11 am - 12 pm, 159 Altgeld Hall

Short Course II: A. Zaharescu, Farey fractions and their applications , Tuesday, June 12 - Friday, June 22, 1 pm, 159 Altgeld Hall (2 pm on Thursdays to avoid conflict with the Combinatorics and Number Theory seminar))

Other short courses

REU Number Theory Seminar, Tuesdays, 1 pm - 2 pm, 159 Altgeld Hall

The UIUC number theory group is among the largest (and quite possibly the largest) in the country, with about a dozen faculty members representing a broad range of interests in number theory. In this seminar, which will run through the duration of the program, many of the local number theory faculty will give accessible talks on topics related to their research interests. In addition, it is hoped that at least some the REU participants themselves will give talks describing their own research; if necessary, we will add a second weekly session to accommodate these talks.

Combinatorics and Number Theory Seminar, Thursdays, 1 pm - 2 pm, 241 Altgeld Hall

While not connected with the REU program, many of the talks given in this seminar will be accessible to the REU participants. The speakers will mostly be graduate students, and their talks will provide a sampling of the research that our graduate students are engaged in.

Research Projects

In the third week of the program (and possibly earlier), participants will begin working on invidual research projects, under the guidance of a faculty member. We will provide a list of possible projects, and participants will be able (within limits) to choose among several options. Some projects will be related to the topics of the two short courses, but we will also have projects on other topics.

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Further information

Additional information will be provided on this website as it becomes available. For any questions about the program, contact Professor Hildebrand at

Last modified: Wed Dec 05 17:32:32 2001