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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. Click here for more tips on finding a mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

New for 2021: Students applying for JPL projects should complete a SURF@JPL application instead of a "regular" SURF application.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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Project:  Mathematical Research - Topic Open for Discussion
Discipline:  Mathematics
Mentor:  Fedor Manin, Assistant Professor, (PMA), manin@math.ucsb.edu
Mentor URL:  http://web.math.ucsb.edu/~manin/  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and will be conducted at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Santa Barbara, California. Only Caltech students are eligible for this project.
Description:  Mentor and student will determine a research topic within the mentor’s broader research interests. Topics will generally have a topological and/or geometric flavor and may include connections to theoretical computer science, probability, statistical physics, or plasma physics depending on the student’s interests and background.
References:  See http://web.math.ucsb.edu/~manin/ for mentor’s interests.
Student Requirements:  Preferably the student will have completed Ma 109abc by the beginning of the summer. Additionally, I expect the student to do some directed reading over the winter and spring to prepare for research over the summer. This can be formalized as a for-credit reading course with a Caltech professor.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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