UNCG Research

Yasaki’s Computational Number Theory summer school funded by NSA


Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by UNCG Research.

Dr. Dan Yasaki, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Research Funding

UNCG Research congratulates Dr. Dan Yasaki on his $14,600 National Security Agency Mathematical Sciences Program award. The funding will support his “UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory” project.

Project Summary

The goal of this proposal is to run a one week summer school in computational number theory for approximately twenty graduate students (ten local and ten external students) in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The grant will support the travel costs, accommodations, and meals of the students and up to three invited speakers.

The subjects for the upcoming summer schools will be:
– Summer 2013: Computational Algebraic Number Theory
– Summer 2014: Geometry and Modular Forms
– Summer 2015: Computational aspects of Hilbert’s 12th Problem

Each UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory will run for a week, from Monday to Friday. On a typical day, external and local experts will give talks in the morning, and in the afternoon students will solve problems related to this material. These will include theoretical as well as programming problems and computer experiments. The whole group, speakers and students, will have lunch together and go on an excursion for one afternoon, which helps foster exchange in a casual atmosphere between the students and the speakers.