Mathematics Advanced Study Semester
Sixth Annual
MASS Fest Conference
August 11-12, 2004
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Penn State (REU) announces the MASS FEST Conference for the summer 2004. It will be a small informal conference for MASS and Summer REU program alumni. REU 2004 students will present final research project results. MASS and REU alumni are invited to share their research activities. There will also be guest mathematics lecturers. We hope you plan to attend so you may share both knowledge and MASS and REU memories.

Registration 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Lobby of Pond Bldg.
All talks will be held in 122 Pond Bldg.

Wednesday, August 11
10:00-10:50 a.m.Chris Bierman
Stanislav Sheynkop
Benford's Law
11:10-12:00 p.m.Rob King
Haijian Lin
Sarah Mall
Greg McNulty
DNA Inequality
2:00-2:30 p.m.Mohammad Ghomi
2:40-3:30 p.m.Casey Bush
Toan Phan
Applications of the Bending Fields
Thursday, August 12
10:10-10:50 a.m.Svetlana Katok
11:10-12:00 p.m.Chris Culter
Jeremy Heffner
Dual Billiards for polygons always have periodic orbits
12:10-1:00 p.m.Van Cyr
Dmitry Vaintrob
Bicycle Curves