SURIM 2018 Information and Calendar

**Information**

- General Info
- SURIM 2018 Google Drive Folder (restricted access)
- Preliminary survey (restricted access)

**Writing Resources**

- Writing a Research Paper in Mathematics, by Ashley Reiter
- How to Write Mathematics, by Paul Halmos
- Writing your final reports for SURIM 2018

**Calendar**

** = (Graduate mentors also.)

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday |
---|---|---|---|---|

6/25Welcome Brunch: 9:30 AM in 381-U** Grad mentor talk: Sarah Peluse** 3:00 PM in 384-H |
6/26Grad mentor talk: Xiaoyu He** 11:00 AM in 384-H |
6/27Grad mentor talk: Felipe Hernandez** 3:00 PM in 384-H |
6/28 |
6/29Group Project preferences survey due |

7/02Individual Project check-ins |
7/03 |
7/04Independence Day (Holiday) |
7/05Tea 2:00 PM in 4th Floor Lounge |
7/06 |

7/09Group Project check-ins |
7/10 |
7/11 |
7/12Faculty Talk: Laura Fredrickson* 11:00 AM in 384-H |
7/13Individual Project Descriptions due |

7/16 |
7/17 |
7/19 |
7/18 |
7/20 |

7/23Individual Project check-ins |
7/24 |
7/25 |
7/26Faculty Talk: Chris Ohrt* 11:00 AM in 384-H |
7/27 |

7/30Individual Midterm Presentations** 1:30–3:30 PM in 384-H |
7/31 |
8/01Group Midterm Presentations** 1:30–2:30 PM in 384-H |
8/02Group Midterm Presentations** 1:30–3:30 PM in 384-H |
8/03 |

8/06Faculty Talk: Kannan Soundararajan* 2:00 PM in 384-H |
8/07 |
8/08 |
8/09 |
8/10 |

8/13Group Project check-ins |
8/14 |
8/15Individual Project check-ins |
8/16Faculty Talk: Brian Conrad* 11:00 AM in 384-H/I |
8/17 |

8/20Written Reports: First drafts due |
8/21Faculty Talk: Wojciech Wieczorek* 11:00 AM in 384-H/I Reports: first drafts due |
8/22 |
8/23 |
8/24 |

8/27 |
8/28 |
8/29Reports: final drafts due |
8/30Final Presentations** |
8/31Final Presentations** |

**Online Resources**

- SAGE — Free and open source extension to Python for advanced mathematical work/computation, can be run in-browser.
- Pari/GP — Free, and somewhat better for abstract algebra than SAGE, but there's a somewhat steeper learning curve for the syntax. Can be run in-browser.
- Magma — Not-free, and the syntax is difficult to learn, but this is probably the most complete (non-graphical) computer algebra system. Stanford University has a site license paid for generously by the Simons Foundation, so if you would like to use it, let me know.
- Mathematica — A more graphically-driven computer algebra system. In my experience it is particularly useful for discrete math/combinatorics, calculus/analysis, and making pretty pictures. Not free, but it can be run through Farmshare.
- Wolfram Alpha — Useful if you want to check your work or solve a system of equations quickly.

- Github — A highly functional collaborative environment for working on documents in a group with solid version control. Free!
- Overleaf — For collaboration and cloud storage of LaTeX (and other?) documents. Free for Stanford students.
- ShareLaTeX — For collaboration and cloud storage of LaTeX (and other?) documents. Free, but certain collaborative features require payment.
- Google Drive — Cloud storage. You all have accounts through Stanford, and through Gmail if you use it.
- Box — Another cloud storage service. Free, I think, for Stanford.
- Dropbox — Yet another cloud storage service.
- Slack — A chatroom-type environment for collaborative work or just socializing. Has some LaTeX compatibility/apps that I haven't explored.

- Wikipedia — Has reasonably good coverage of mathematics.
- Mathworld — An online math encyclopedia, but specialized towards certain interests and by the same company that makes Mathematica (so it will tell you how to do things in Mathematica if you're curious).
- MathSciNet — The AMS' literature search engine.
- Arxiv — A free online repository of scientific articles. Probably 60-70% of math articles make it to the Arxiv before publication (and most of those stay after publication as well).
- Math Stack Exchange — A forum for more elementary questions.
- Math Overflow — A forum for more advanced questions.
- OEIS — The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences! Possibly the most useful website ever.
- Highly specialized/branch-specific databases/projects:
- (Algebra) The Group Properties Wiki
- (Algebraic Geometry) The Stacks Project
- (Number Theory) The Number Fields Database
- (Number Theory) The L-functions and Modular Forms Database
- Let me know if you have others to add!