Rice Geometry Laboratory

Rice Geometry Laboratory

Rice Geometry Laborary (RGL) In the Department of Mathematics is designed to encourage and support undergraduate research through computational projects. Each project will have a faculty and graduate student mentor.

Rice Geometry Laboratory Information Session
January 27, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, HBH 227

Please join us for the Rice Geometry Lab info session.
Pizza will be served!

The Rice geometry lab is a unique research opportunity for undergraduates. In this lab, undergraduate students will work closely with graduate students on visualization projects set forth by a faculty member or a postdoc.

Other lab in country around the country: http://geometrylabs.net

If you cannot come to the info session and want more information please send an email to ar76@rice.edu.

Hope to see you there!
Arindam Roy and Tony Várilly-Alvarado


Spring 2017 Projects


Title: Long-time Behavior in Hamiltonian Systems
Project Mentor: Milivoje Lukic
Graduate Mentor: Tom VandenBoom

Description: We examine the long-time behavior of various Hamiltonian systems via numerical simulations. One theme of this project is that many seemingly complicated systems from mathematical physics have symmetries and conserved quantities that make their long-time behavior surprisingly regular.


Title: Music and Sound Programming using Mathematical Patterns
Project Mentor: Ye Luo
Graduate Mentor: TBA

Description: The pitch and timbre of a musical sound can be analysed by its spectrum using Fourier decomposition of its sound-wave function. We aim at creating new musical sounds and effects by Impinging equally if not more aesthetically pleasing patterns in math into the Fourier domain of the sound waves. Our listening experience will be enriched beyond what can be provided by nature, conventional or even modern digital instruments.