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Prerequisites: Graduate Status.
This course is intended to broaden student's perspective of mathematical research areas, while simultaneously introducing important mathematical concepts. More than a survey course, each instructor will spend 4-6 weeks discussing a topic of contemporary mathematics in depth, and there will be two to three such modules in the course. The idea is to start from the beginning, developing the selected topic to the point that students can grasp some of the central ideas important at a research level. Students will be required to choose one of the topics from which they will be assigned to read two research papers, write a survey paper and present their topic to the peers and the faculty member from that field.