Dept Banner
Dept Banner

Graduate Program

Special Pre-enrollment Program in Mathematics at Rutgers

SPP 2017 - A special program for entering PhD graduate students

The lectures,  problem sessions and Written Exams will be in classroom Hill 705. Breakfast and Lunch, when provided, will be available in the lounge, Hill 703.

The format of the program will be two three-hour modules each day, on advanced calculus related and linear algebra related topics respectively. On most days (with the exception of the first two days) Prof. Dan Ocone will teach the advanced calculus topics from 9:30am to 11:30am, with Graduate Assistant Matthew Welsh taking over from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Prof. Anders Buch will teach the linear algebra topics from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, with Graduate Assistant Jason Saied taking over from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

A few talks by current graduate students will also be included in the afternoon session of Friday, August 25, to give an idea of the dissertation research being done at Rutgers.

It is also an opportunity for new students to meet each other and to get acquainted with some faculty members and continuing graduate students.

The lectures and problem sessions will be in Hill 705. Breakfast and Lunch, when provided, will be available in the lounge, Hill 703.

Monday, August 21

  • 9:00 – 9:30AM : Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Algebra Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Algebra Problem Session
  • 12:30 – 1:00PM : Lunch (provided) and Break
  • 1:00 – 1:15pm:  Meet with Technology Staff in Room 705 - Emails, computers, photos.
  • 1:15 - 2:00PM : Administrative Stuff (keys, photos, etc.)
  • 2:00 – 3:50PM : Algebra Lecture
  • 4:00 – 5:00PM : Algebra Problem Session

Tuesday, August 22

  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Analysis Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Analysis Problem Session
  • 12:30 – 2:00PM : Lunch and Break
  • 2:00 – 3:50PM : Analysis Lecture
  • 4:00 – 5:00PM : Analysis Problem Session 

Wednesday, August 23

  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Analysis Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Analysis Problem Session
  • 12:30 – 2:00PM : Payroll Onboarding Process for TA's (Hill Room 313); Lunch and Break
  • 2:00 – 3:50PM : Algebra Lecture
  • 4:00 – 5:00PM : Algebra Problem Session

Thursday, August 24

  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Analysis Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Analysis Problem Session
  • 12:30 – 2:00PM : Lunch and Break
  • 2:00 – 3:50PM : Algebra Lecture
  • 4:00 – 5:00PM : Algebra Problem Session

Friday, August 25

  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Analysis Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Analysis Problem Session
  • 12:30 – 2:00PM : Lunch (provided) meeting with current students : "What every Math grad student should know"
  • 2:00 – 3:50PM : Algebra Lecture
  • 4:00 – 4:20PM : Student Research Glimpse #1 Speaker : Katie McKeon
  • Title: Dynamics, Geometry, and Number Theory

    Abstract: I'll discuss a toy example which illustrates the interplay between the three topics in the title.
  • 4:30 – 4:50PM : Student Research Glimpse #2 Speaker : Semeon Artamonov
  • Title: Noncommutative Geometry of Poisson manifolds

  • Abstract: In my talk I will review the main ideas of Noncommutative Geometry in the context of Poisson manifolds. In particular, I will define noncommutative vector fields, Karoubi-de Rham complex of differential forms, and compare various known definitions of noncommutative Poisson bracket. I will conclude with some open problems and directions of further research. If time permits I will also show how one can use Noncommutative Geometry to answer various questions from conventional (commutative) geometry of character varieties.

  • 5:00 – 5:20PM : Student Research Glimpse #3 Speaker : Matthew Charnley
  • Title: Cloaking via Thin Inhomogeneities

  • Abstract: Yes, that kind of cloaking. In this talk, I will present the mathematical formulation for the problem of hiding an object from electrical impedance imaging. We’ll see a perfect cloak that is impossible to build, and look into how well approximate cloaks (that could maybe be built) work. We will then look at a related problem where things are not so straight-forward and leads towards my current work.

  • 5:30 – 630PM :  Board Games
  • 6:30PM -         :  Graduate Student Welcome Meeting (Food and drinks provided)

Monday, August 28

  • 9:00 – 10:50AM : Algebra Problem Session (also discuss questions related to the Algebra Written Quals);  
  • 11:00AM – Noon : Problem Session related to the Analysis Written Quals;  
  • Noon  – 1:00PM : Lunch and Break
  • 1:00 – 3:00PM : New Student Orientation: Graduate School, Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, August 29

  • 9:30 – 11:00AM : For International Students Staying in Legal Status in the US Workshop Scott Hall, Room 123, 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11:00 – 3:00PM : For International Students Social Security Number (SSN) Applications Social Security Office 550 Jersey Avenue, Suite 200 New Brunswick, NJ.  Note : Students attending the Workshop at Van Dyck Hall will receive transport to the office directly by bus
  • 12:30 – 2:30PM : Lunch and Break
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Algebra Written Quals

Wednesday, August 30

  • 8:30 – 11:15AM : For International Students Teaching Assistant Orientation, Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11:15 – 2:30PM : Lunch & Break
  • 3:00 – 5:00PM : Complex Variables and Advanced Calculus Written Quals

Thursday, August 31

  • 8:00 – 1:00PM : For Domestic & International Students Teaching Assistant Orientation, Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 1:00 – 2:30PM : Lunch & Break
  • 3:00 – 5:00PM : Real Variables and Elementary Point-Set Topology Written Quals

Friday, September 1

  • 12:00 – 1:00PM : Math Department Welcome Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 – 1:30PM : Introduction to Library Resources
  • 1:30 – 4:00PM : Administrative Stuff Free Time

 

Tuesday, September 5 : Classes Begin!

Contact Us

HillCenter small

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Hill Center - Busch Campus
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA

Phone: +1.848.445.2390
Fax: +1.732.445.5530