Organizing Committee

Imagine spending eight-weeks on the beautiful Brown University campus in historic Providence, RI, working in a small team setting to solve mathematical research problems developed by faculty experts in their fields.

Imagine creating career-building connections between peers, near peers (graduate students and postdocs), and academic professionals.

Imagine spending your summer in a fun, memorable, and intellectually stimulating environment.

Now, imagine having this experience with support for travel within the U.S., room and board paid, plus a $3,570 stipend*.

The 2019 Summer@ICERM program at Brown University is an eight-week residential program designed for a select group of 18-22 undergraduate scholars.

The faculty advisers will present a variety of interdisciplinary research projects on the theme of Computational Arithmetic Dynamics. This overarching theme will allow participants to utilize theory and computation from algebra, number theory, and algebraic geometry. Faculty will also guide the development of open-source computational tools for dynamical systems in Sage as well as work on a database of dynamical systems.

The faculty will begin the program with brief introductory talks. Throughout the eight-week program, students will work on assigned projects in groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily, give regular talks about their findings, attend mini-courses, guest talks, professional development seminars, and will acquire skill in open-source software development. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically, working closely in their teams to write up their research into a poster and/or paper by the end of the program.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the National Security Agency.

Program Details

2019 Proposed Research Project Topics
  • Classification of Preperiodic Graphs
  • Automorphisms of Rational Functions
  • Post-Critically Finite Maps
  • Randomness over Finite Fields
Important Notes
  • Applicants must be matriculating undergraduate students at the time of the start of Summer@ICERM 2019.
  • Funding is available for 2-3 students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
Funding Includes*
  • $3,570 stipend
  • Dormitory housing
  • Meal plan
  • Travel support within the U.S.
  • Fun events
  • *Brown students who choose not to live in the dorm will waive the dorm, meal, and travel funding.
February 15, 2019

All students must apply via by this date to receive full consideration. ICERM will begin making offers students between late February and early March 2019.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Heidi Benham
    Western Oregon University
  • Talia Blum
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Julia Cai
    Yale University
  • Jasmine Camero
    California State University, Fullerton
  • Anna Chlopecki
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • John Doyle
    Louisiana Tech University
  • Alexander Galarraga
    Swarthmore College
  • Brandon Gontmacher
    Stony Brook University
  • Meghan Grip
    University of Rochester
  • Benjamin Hutz
    Saint Louis University
  • Trevor Hyde
    University of Michigan
  • Grayson Jorgenson
    Florida State University
  • Colby Kelln
    University of Michigan
  • Juliano Levier-Gomes
    Westminster College
  • Chieh-mi Lu
    California State University San Marcos
  • Joey Lupo
    Amherst College
  • Leopold Mayer
    Lawrence University
  • Junwen Peng
    University of Rochester
  • Emily Rachfal
    Kenyon College
  • Olivia Schwager
    Muhlenberg College
  • Alex Shearer
    Pacific Lutheran University
  • Srinjoy Srimani
    Brown University
  • Henry Talbott
    Brown University
  • Bianca Thompson
    Westminster College
  • Matt Torrence
    Gettysburg College
  • Adam Towsley
    University of Rochester
  • Max Weinreich
    Brown University
  • Shuofeng Xu
    Colby College
  • Eric Zhu
    Georgia Institute of Technology

Other Summer@ICERM Events

Summer@ICERM 2012: Geometry and Dynamics
Summer@ICERM 2013: Geometry and Dynamics
Summer@ICERM 2014: Polygons and Polynomials
Summer@ICERM 2015: Computational Dynamics and Topology
Summer@ICERM 2016: Dynamics and Stochastics
Summer@ICERM 2017: Topological Data Analysis
Summer@ICERM 2018: Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry