Ken Ono

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University

2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Emory University

Number Theory

Dates: June 8- July 17, 2015.

Math Building, Rooms E406 and E408


Basic Information

The PI has been organizing REU programs since 2003 (formerly at U. Wisconsin (Madison) from 2003-2009). He has advised over 100 students including 4 Morgan Prize Winners and 4 Schafer Prize winners. The REU alums have won numerous other honors including Marshall Scholarships, NSF Graduate Fellowships (over 30), etc...

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation and Emory University, we are again organizing a summer Research Experience in Mathematics for the summer of 2014 on the beautiful campus of Emory University (adjacent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). We seek to fill 8-10 openings in the REU. Most of the participants will be US citizens or permanent residents who are presently enrolled in a US undergraduate institution or high school. We have offered openings to high school students who are adequately prepared for the program. NSF supported participants will receive a $3600 stipend and free accomodations.

2015 Project areas

  • Elliptic curves and Galois representations
  • Mock modular and quantum modular forms
  • Additive Number Theory
  • Distribution of Primes
  • Moonshine


  • Lea Beneish (Indiana University)
  • Evan Chen (MIT)
  • Claire Frechette (Brown University)
  • Aaron Landesman (Harvard University)
  • Hannah Larson (Harvard University)
  • Maddie Locus (University of Georgia)
  • Peter Park (Princeton University)
  • Peter Ruhm (Stanford University)
  • Ashvin Swaminathan (Harvard University)
  • Robin Zhang (Stanford University)

Their results

Application Materials (Deadline for Completed Applications: February 15, 2015)

Note. In accordance with the new REU consortium rule, applicants will not be required to accept or decline an offer before March 8, 2015.

Apply here.
A complete application consists of:

  • CV (clearly indicate citizenship)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate Transcripts (unofficial ok)
  • Personal Statement: Please explain your interest in arithmetic geometry/number theory and describe your previous research experience (if any).