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 eight week REU will run tentatively from June 2nd - July 28th and, if possible, take place on the main campus at Boston University. If this not possible due to travel restrictions or university rules addressing the pandemic, the REU will run virtually.
Eligibility: An applicant must be a US citizens or permanent resident and must not have finished their undergraduate degree by summer 2021.
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 Mathematical are helpful but not necessary. Students should be interested in learning and using numerical methods.
Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $4800 and support for housing on the BU campus (if done in person). Domestic travel funding may also be available.
Deadline: Applications received by March 1 will be given full consideration.
Application Students should apply using this google form where they will be asked to provide the following:
Students should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to email@example.com