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Young Mathematicians Conference
The Ohio State University
Department of Mathematics
231 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, Oh 43210

Advisory Board
Ruth Charney
(Brandeis University)
Robert Devaney
(Boston University)
Dennis DeTurck
(University of Pennsylvania)
Carolyn Gordon
(Dartmouth College)
Loek Helminck
(North Carolina State)
Aparna Higgins
(University of Dayton)
Roman Holowinsky
(The Ohio State University)
Thomas Kerler
(The Ohio State University)
Bryna Kra
(Northwestern University)
Donal O'Shea
(New College of Florida)
Monica Visan
(University of California Los Angeles)
Kim Whittlesey
(University of Illinois)

Organizing Committee
  Rodica Costin  
  Craig Jackson
  Bart Snapp


  The Young Mathematicians Conference (YMC) is a series of national annual conferences for undergraduate student researchers in mathematics. Preresentations by students of their results and discoveries in talks and poster presentations, as well as discuss research ideas and experiences with their peers are at the center of conference program.

  An ever increasing number of students involved in REU's and similar research programs from all over the United States apply each summer to actively participate in YMC. Accepted students (typically around 70) are invited with full support to the conference during a weekend in August at the Department of Mathematics of the Ohio State University. The abstracts and schedules of past student presentations are linked below.

  Highlights of every conference are three plenary lectures by highly accomplished researchers and teachers, which introduce students to advanced, innovative, and exciting topics in mathematics. Speakers in the past included recipients of prestigious MacArthur and Sloan Fellowships, Pólya and Nevanlinna Prizes, as well as of the Haimo, Chauvenet, and Allendoerfer Awards for excellence in exposition and teaching.

  Video streams of plenary lectures can be viewed below.

  Since 2007 YMC also includes a Graduat School Orientation event in which representatives from various PhD programs from around the country provide information and insights about a graduate career in mathematics.

  In addition to student and plenary presenters YMC regularly invites faculty mentors of undergraduate research projects. Besides chairing sessions and accompanying mentees they exchange their experiences during the traditional mentor breakfast as well as other social occasions.

  The Young Mathematicians Conference series started in the summer of 2003 and, until 2006, was supported by the NSF/VIGRE grant awarded to the Department of Mathematics (DMS-0135308 2002-2007). YMC 2007 was supported by its own NSF grant DMS-0732622, and the series took a beak in 2008.

YMC 2009-2012 were supported by the three year NSF grant DMS-0841054. YMC 2013-2015 are supported by the three year NSF grant DMS-1252904. Additional funds are provided by the MRI at the Ohio State Mathematics Department, as well as private donations (DWME).


In The News: The Young Mathematicians Conference was featured recently in this MAA Online Column on Resources for Undergraduate Research. Scroll to the third article in this column.

Videos of Plenary Talks
August 9-11
July 27-29
August 19-21
August 27-29
August 28-30
August 17-19
August 4-6
August 12-14
August 20-22
August 8-10