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Dr. Brett Tangedal

Photo of Brett Tangedal Dr. Brett Tangedal (Mathematics and Statistics) received new funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory.” Dan Yasaki, Talia Fernos, Sebastian Pauli and Filip Saidak are co-principal investigators on the project.

According to the abstract, the goal of the project is to run a one-week summer school in computational number theory for approximately 35 participants in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The subjects for the upcoming summer schools will be:

  • Summer 2019: Expander Graphs
  • Summer 2020: Distribution of Prime Numbers and Values of Arithmetic Functions
  • Summer 2021: 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 daily lunches together to help foster exchange in a casual atmosphere between the students and the speakers.

The aim of the Summer School in Computational Number Theory is to complement the traditional training that graduate students receive by exposing them to a constructive and computational approach to many objects in number theory. This furthers their knowledge and gives the students additional tools for their research. Furthermore, the summer school will allow the students to have the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field.