Ken Ono

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Emory University

REUs Archive: 2016

2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Emory University

Number Theory

Dates: June 6 - July 15, 2016

Math Building, Rooms E406 and E408


Basic Information

Ken Ono 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...

We are organizing a summer Research Experience in Mathematics for the summer of 2016 on the beautiful campus of Emory University (adjacent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). We seek to fill 10-14 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 $5000 stipend and also free accomodations.

2016 Project areas

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


  • Asra Ali
  • Tessa Cotron
  • Robert Dicks
  • Sarah Fleming (2017 Schafer Prize, Runner-Up)
  • Elaine Hou
  • Meena Jagadeesan
  • Aaron Landesman (2017 Morgan Prize, Runner-Up)
  • Yang Liu
  • Nitya Mani
  • Peter Park
  • Zhuo Qun (Alex) Song
  • Ashvin Swaminathan
  • James Tao
  • Yujie Xu

Their results

Application Materials (Deadline for Completed Applications: February 15, 2016)

Note. In accordance with the new REU consortium rule, applicants will not be required to accept or decline an offer before early March 2016.

Apply here.
A complete application consists of:

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