**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.

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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.

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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...