Regular patterns form in a wide array of natural and made-made systems, including biological morphogenesis, crystal growth, chemical reactions, and fluid systems. This REU is looking for two enthusiastic students to study how such patterns can be controlled and influenced by spatio-temporal heterogeneities through the mathematical lense of differential equations and dynamical systems theory using both analytical and numerical techniques.
Information about the REUThis seven week REU will run tentatively from June 12th - July 28th and take place on the main campus at Boston University.
Eligibility: An applicant must be a US citizens or permanent resident and must not have finished their undergraduate degree by summer 2023.
Qualifications: The successful applicant should have taken at least one introductory course in differential equations. Prior research experience is not required. More advanced courses in differential equations, analysis, and numerical analysis as well as experience coding in MATLAB and Mathematica are helpful but not necessary. Students should be interested in learning and using numerical methods.
Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $4200 and support for housing on the BU campus. Domestic travel funding may also be available.
Deadline: Applications received by February 15th will be given full consideration.
Application Students should apply using this google form (google account required) where they will be asked to provide the following:
Students should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org