REU Computational Research on Local Fields and Galois Groups
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for 9 students on Local Fields and Galois Groups took place at Elon University in North Carolina from June 4 to July 27, 2018.
The topic of Local Fields and Galois Groups is an area of pure mathematics that is well suited for undergraduate research. The explicit presentation of local fields make them accessible to undergraduate students, and their applications in number theory and other areas of mathematics make results of the undergraduate research applicable in the research of others. An important example of local fields are the p-adic fields.
In the projects we follow constructive approach to local fields and Galois theory. All projects from this REU prepare students to make research contributions that extend the frontiers of research, including broad dissemination of results in the form of conference presentations and publications journals.
The participants take part in Elon University's campus-wide undergraduate research program Our REU participants join this community of scholars during the summer, staying in the same dormitories, participating in the same community-wide social events, and disseminating their results at a joint end-of-the-summer Presentation Symposium.
The REU Computational Research on Local Fields and Galois Groups is supported by Elon University, the NSA, and UNCG.