The Delta Epsilons is a group blog, and we try to incorporate as wide a spectrum of views as possible. Posts we write as a group will appear under the username “deltaepsilons” whereas other posts will represent the thoughts and ideas of a single contributor to our blog. With varying regularity, the following Rickoids will write blog entries:
- Akhil Mathew is a senior interested in various areas of mathematics, ranging from algebraic geometry to analysis. At RSI, he researched representation theory and algebra. He likely will say little about competitions, but will post instead about the mathematics he reads about for pleasure.
- Damien Jiang is a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham, NC. At RSI, he studied automata on graphs. He has participated in math competitions in 7th grade, and regularly competes and local, regional, and national contests. He received an Honorable Mention on the USAMO in 2009 and is aiming to make the USA IMO team. He is interested in Euclidean geometry, combinatorial geometry, and graph theory. He will be posting about both contests and research topics.
- Dimitrios Pagonakis is a student from Greece. His RSI project was on discrete and combinatorial geometry, and he succeeded in improving the lower bound of Moser’s worm problem. He has received three silver/bronze medals at the Balkan and European Mathematical Olympiads and was invited to the IMO, but his interests include research as well as solving contest problems. Dimitrios enjoys all mathematical fields but especially prefers geometry, number theory, and combinatorics. He will be posting whenever he can about various fields of math as well as the history of mathematics.
- Dennis has gained experience in math through math competitions, starting in middle school. At RSI, he researched combinatorial number theory.
- genericme is a member of the human species residing on the west coast of the United States. He is interested in anything physics and math related. At RSI, he researched quantum computation.
- Jacob Hurwitz is a senior in the Magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. At RSI, he researched graph theory and combinatorics, possibly with a little bit of group theory as well. Although he participates in lots of math contests, Jacob does not like writing about competition math. Instead, he plans to talk a lot about math education on this blog.
- lumixedia‘s experience in math, aside from RSI, consists of several years of math contests, coaching middle-school and elementary-school math teams, and organizing the math club at her high school. While her most immediate interest is olympiad and other contest math, she hopes to discuss some research-type topics as well. Her RSI project is on combinatorial game theory.
- Martin Camacho is a senior from St. Paul Central in Minnesota interested in algebraic combinatorics, plane geometry, analysis, and graph theory. At RSI, he is researching enumerative/algebraic combinatorics. Martin does both competition math and theoretical math but will probably post more heavily in the latter.
- Anirudha Balasubramanian is a 17 year old mathematician from Maryland (but actually Chennai, India). He studies representation theory and quantum algebra, as well as number theory. His 2009 RSI project was on the lower central series of a homogeneously quotiented associative algebra. He will post purely about theoretical math, given his dislike of contest math in general. See his not-so-mathematical website which centers on monetary economics, politics, and generalized remarks.
In addition, we’ll try to have special guest posts every once in a while from Rickoids as well as non-Rickoids, so keep on reading the Delta Epsilons!