Undergraduate Educational and Research Opportunities
John Silberholz (Computer Science)
Undergraduate Researcher for Professor Manuel Tiglio
John is working under the supervision of Professor Manuel Tiglio, on a project funded by NVIDIA to use Teslas supercomputers and General Purpose Graphics Processing Units for black hole evolutions.
John is an honors student in Department of Computer Science and is affiliated with the Gemstone Program at University of Maryland. He is the recipient of National Merit and Maryland Distinguished Scholarship, the Choate Regents Scholarship and the Higginbotham and John Gannon Portal Scholarship.
MathMods has recently been approved for funding by the
European Union through the Erasmus Mundus program.
Starting in 2008/09 non-European students may receive
grants from the EU to attend the course.
The European partner universities hosting the MSc
courses of MathMods are in the cities of L'Aquila
(Italy), Nice (France), Barcelona (Catalonia/Spain),
Hamburg (Germany) and Gdansk (Poland).
Deadline for non-European candidates: January 31, 2008.
This project is concerned with the calculation of the properties of turbulence in matter which has
been heated or compressed to the point that thermonuclear interactions readily occur.
The systems of specific interest are from astrophysics (for example, the properties of matter in the
neighborhood of a large black hole) and from the magnetic confinement fusion program. Required: Students must know or be willing to learn one of the
following: Fortran 95, Java, Python, or Perl. Familiarity with calculus
(up to and including ordinary differential equations) required. Recommended: Familiarity with Maxwell's equations, experience with applications of Fourier transforms,
OR extensive experience with maintaining web-based services recommended.
Students successfully working on this project for more than one semester will likely be co-authors of
refereed scientific publications.
Iterative Solution of Nonlinear Equations Eitan Tadmor,
This project is concerned with the development of a fast algorithm for computing approximate
zeroes of nonlinear equations, offering a robust alternative to the Newton-Raphson method for a large class of
Required: Students must be familiar with programming, and be 'fluent' with Calculus and Numerical Analysis.
Students successfully working on this project will likely be co-authors of
refereed scientific publications.
VIGRE at Maryland
VIGRE --Vertical Integration of Research and Education
in the Mathematical Sciences is a National Science
Foundation grant awarded to the Mathematics Department
of the University of Maryland to help stimulate and
implement permanent positive changes in training
mathematical scientists. Read more about VIGRE at
Undergraduates experience higher mathematics early
through various parts of the VIGRE project:
A New AMSC Undergraduate Certificate in Scientific
new Undergraduate Certificate in Scientific Computation.
is now being offered by the Applied Mathematics
or in Scientific Computation (AMSC)
Program. This certificate is offered to UMCP students as
an addition to their undergraduate degree. The five core
requirements, electives and research opportunities
within the honors program are described here.
A New Undergraduate Course in Scientific Computation:
AMSC/CMSC 462 is a survey of the computer science base
of scientific computing. Topics include computer
organization, language and software issues, networking,
and parallel computing.
course is designed for any undergraduate who is
interested in scientific computation. It is part of the
curriculum for the new AMSC undergraduate certificate in
scientific computation offered to students enrolled in
CMNS undergraduate programs. It also will be part of the
forth coming undergraduate computational physics option.
This course cannot be taken for credit by CMSC majors.
Students who take CMSC311 or CMSC330 will not be given
credit for this course. Also this course cannot be used
toward the upper-level math requirement for MATH-STAT
course will be offered every spring, starting Spring 2005.