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Graduate Program

Special Pre-enrollment Program in Mathematics at Rutgers

SPP 2018 - 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 analysis related and algebra related topics respectively. Prof. Alex Kontorovich will teach the analysis 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 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 24, 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 20

  • 9:00 – 9:30AM : Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:30 – 11:20AM : Analysis Lecture
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM : Analysis 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 21

  • 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 

Wednesday, August 22

  • 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 23

  • 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 24

  • 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 : Chloe Wawrzyniak
  • Title: CR Geometry: Complex Structures on Real Manifolds
  • Abstract: We will discuss complex (CR) structure on real manifolds sitting in complex n-space. Specifically, we will look at the standard n-sphere, and discuss where its complex structure has singularities and how this affects behavior of functions there. We will use this context to discuss my recent work on global holomorphic hulls of such manifolds using analytic discs. No prior experience with holomorphic functions is assumed.
  • 4:30 – 4:50PM : Student Research Glimpse #2 Speaker : TBA
  • Title: TBA

  • Abstract: TBA

  • 5:00 – 5:20PM : Student Research Glimpse #3 Speaker : TBA
  • Title: TBA

  • Abstract: TBA

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

Monday, August 27

  • 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 28

  • 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 29

  • 8:30 – 12:00PM : For International Students (only) - Teaching Assistant Orientation, Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 12:00 – 2:30PM : Lunch & Break
  • 3:00 – 5:00PM : Complex Variables and Advanced Calculus Written Quals

Thursday, August 30

  • 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, August 31

  • 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 4 : Classes Begin!

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Department of Mathematics
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