The 2008 Indiana Undergraduate Research Conference

July 24, 2008

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics at Indiana University and supported by the National Science Foundation via a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant.

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How to get here and there:


  • 8:30-9:30 - Registration and reception, Rawles Hall Lounge
  • 9:30-10:00 - Opening remarks, Swain East Room 105
    • Professor Jim Davis, Chair, Indiana University
    • Professor Kevin M. Pilgrim, Indiana University
    • Professor Christopher M. Judge, Indiana University
  • 10:00-12:00 - Parallel sessions
  • 12:00-1:30 - Lunch at the Tudor Room, Indiana Memorial Union
  • 1:30-3:30 - Parallel sessions
  • 3:30-4:00 - Tea, Rawles Hall Lounge
  • 4:00-5:00 - Plenary lecture, Swain Hall East 105
    • Professor Michael Larsen, Indiana University 

      What is an elliptic curve? 
      There are a number of different approaches to the concept of circle: Euclidean geometry, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, group theory, etc. For each of these approaches, there is a corresponding way of understanding elliptic curves, so that historically the concept was discovered several different times from several points of view before people understood that there was one underlying idea.

Note to speakers: 
All rooms have the following: blackboard, overhead projector, Mac and PC, built-in computer projector, cables for laptop hookup, screen, and internet access. Speakers bringing Mac laptops need to bring their own short display adapter cable.

Christopher Judge  
Kevin M. Pilgrim