STUDENT PROJECTS IN BONN (2010-
In general a Praktikum usually involves getting acquainted with a computer algebra package like Maple and doing some computations with it related to problems in elementary number theory. [If there is interest in a specific field outside number theory and a suitable mathematical guest can be found who is willing to supervise this, this is also possible.] For doing a Praktikum no financial compensation is provided. However, if somebody lives so far away from Bonn that this makes finding a place to stay in Bonn necessary, we usual cover the rent. Due to lack of office place usually the Praktikant has to work on some computer that is in the `free space'. This rarely proves to be a problem. Furthermore, the MPIM does not have a cantine (though a kitchen and microwave is available to warm up some food). However, in the immediate surroundings there are plenty of places where one can get food of all kinds of prices and qualities. For administrative purposes the student is required to bring at some point a formal document involving a picture (passport for example), so that our administration can make a copy. The Praktikant gets also an own computer account. As to working times, we are quite flexible.
___________________________________________________________________________________ In January 2010, Bonn and Sinzig high school students (left to right) David Schwarz, Valerie Schmitz, Dominik Wittmann and Martin Hessler , did a 2 week Praktikum. They learned to work with Maple and tried to solve number theoretical problems.
___________________________________________________________________________________ In the summer 2010 (left to right, second picture, first group) Viola Becker, Oana-Maria Camburu, Felix Geyer and Eugenia Rosu , were Hospitanten for either 1 or 2 months. In the second group there are, left to right, Jessica Fintzen, Bogdan Petrenko, Jakub Sliacan Bogdan supervised Felix Geyer, considering the numerical computation of Euler products over number fields. The others unravelled some of the mysteries of the cyclotomic coefficients...