Mathematics Advanced Study Semester
Twelfth Annual
MASS Fest Conference
August 11-12, 2010
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Penn State (REU) announces the MASS FEST Conference for the Summer 2010. It will be a small informal conference for MASS and Summer REU program alumni. REU 2010 students will present final research project results. MASS and REU alumni are invited to share their research activities. There will also be guest mathematics lecturers. We hope you plan to attend so you may share both knowledge and MASS and REU memories.

Wednesday, August 11
1040-11:10A. Khan, M. NastasescuAlgebraic geometry and some theorems from elementary geometry
11:20-11:50B. Hirsch, C. Anderson, A. Balasubranaman    Poncelet and Cayley-type problems on an ellipsoid in Minkowski space
12:00-12:30    A. BerkowitzOscillation and boundedness properties of bicycle curves
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45Professor Sergei TabachnikovTriangulation of a square
3:00-3:30J. Hughes, E. KarasiewiczDNA inequality and integral geometry
3:40-4:10N. Ray, K. Andre, N. Kroeger, C. Zach Periodic billiard orbits in convex polytopes
Thursday, August 12
10:30-11:00N. Fernandez-Aria, Y. Vergun, C. WolfGeodesics on surfaces of non-positive curvature
11:20-11:50M. Hom, L. Rast, B. Warner, W. WrightSelected topics in one-dimensional dynamics
12:00-12:30J. Chou, J. Novakovich, A. PushkarOuter billiards in hyperbolic plane
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45Professor Anatole KatokAround closed geodesics
3:00-3:30A. Mathew, Ga. Karpman, A. Kotelskiy, M. XuLivsic theorem for semiderict products