Mathematics Advanced Study Semester
Tenth Annual
MASS Fest Conference
August 14-15, 2008
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Penn State (REU) announces the MASS FEST Conference for the Summer 2008. It will be a small informal conference for MASS and Summer REU program alumni. REU 2008 students will present final research project results. MASS and REU alumni are invited to share their research activities. There will also be guest mathematics lecturers. We hope you plan to attend so you may share both knowledge and MASS and REU memories.

Thursday, August 14
TimeSpeakerTitle
10:00-11:00Professor A. OcneanuPoncelet and Cayley type Theorems
11:10-12:00F. Greer, T. TusingThe DNA Inequality in Non-Convex Regions
12:10-1:00T. Reeb, R. WellsTriangulations of the square and corresponding polynomials
1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:00M. HarrisonA family of continuous maps on a square
3:15-3:45J. Root, Ya. Shlapentokh-Rothman2-Division on elliptic curves and a Galois representation
4:00-4:30D. Davis, R. KrishnaIntersection multiplicities and Bezout’s Theorem
Friday, August 15
TimeSpeakerTitle
10:00-11:00Professor M. LeviThe classical mechanical uncertainty principle, mappings and telescopes
11:05-12:05S. Howe, S. Pal, M. Pancia, V. ZakharevichBicycle monodromy and Menzin’s conjecture in the spherical and hyperbolic metrics
12:10-1:00J. Taylor, L. WalmachOscillation of unicycle tracks
1:00-3:00 Lunch
3:00-3:50C. Grieves, S. Kensell, J. KlobusickyPolygonal outer billiards in the hyperbolic plane
4:00-4:30S. Sicienski, R. ZandstraThree dimensional analogues of the DNA Inequality