Mathematics Advanced Study Semester
Fifteenth Annual
MASS Fest Conference
August 7-8, 2013
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Penn State (REU) announces the MASS FEST Conference for the Summer 2013. It will be a small informal conference for MASS and Summer REU program alumni. REU 2013 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.

Wednesday, August 7
10:05-11:05     A. Calderon, H. Chau,
S. Fairchild, S. Simon
Rigid Tilings by L-shaped n-ominoes and Notched Rectangles and
the Impossibility of Tiling Odd by Odd Rectangles by L-shaped Odd Tiles
11:15-11:45 K. Lui, S. Venkatesh Semigroup problems for Aff+ and related groups
11:50-12:20 G. Rojas Kirby, H. Mai Тhe Frog Problem, limits and bounds in a probabilistic system
12:30-2:00 Lunch
  2:00-2:50 Professor Nigel Higson Weyl's Character Formula
  3:00-3:30 T. Silverman Hilbert Space Extensions of Anosov Diffeomorphisms
  3:40-4:10 A. Payne, Z. Yang Periodic Metrics
  3:50-4:20 M. Miller Billiards on Graphs
Thursday, August 8
10:00-11:00 D. Ehrmann, Z. Higgins, W. Shin   The Structure of Max-Plus Hemispaces
11:10-11:40 V. Arul, G. Frost, D. Jung Results to Improve the Efficiency of BCH and CRC Codes
11:45-12:15 A. Hanlon, D. Dore Symplectic Topology and Area Preserving Maps of S2