Graduate students Option 1:
need to have background in real, complex, functional, and harmonic analysis, measure theory.
You will also need to know general theory of linear operators on Hilbert spaces along with spectral theory. To review finite-dimensional spectral theory, see Chapters 3 and 4 of my MCTP lectures. To learn infinite-dimensional spectral theory and functional analysis via a simplified approach, see the book Erwin Kreyszig, Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications, Wiley, 1st edition, 1989, ISBN-10: 0471504599. Option 2:
need to have a solid background in advanced calculus and advanced linear algebra (linear operators on finite dimensional Hilbert spaces).
Any other background is most welcome since the more mathematics you know, the better for your research.
One more thing: I require a good knowledge of academic English.
Undergraduate students need to have background in linear algebra and advanced calculus. You will also need
to learn Chapters 3, 4, 11 of my MCTP lectures.
Here is my REU project (scroll to the bottom). Basic knowledge of mathematics software (e.g., MATLAB) can be helpful in the project.
Arup Chattopadhyay (08/2016 - 07/2017):
Fulbright-Nehru scholar visiting UNM.
Next occupation: Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
Bishnu Sedai (04/2014 - 07/2017):
Paper "Trace formulas for perturbations of operators with Hilbert-Schmidt resolvents", Opuscula Mathematica, 38 (2018), no. 2.
Educational talk at Albuquerque Math Teacher's Circle, at Bosque School, Albuquerque, NM, 2016. Supported by NSF DMS-1301717 (PI Matt Blair), NSF DMS-1500704 (PI Anna Skripka), NSF DMS-1554456 CAREER (PI Anna Skripka).
Next occupation: Instructor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Clément Coine (Spring 2017):
Research project. PhD student at Université de Franche-Comté visiting UNM.
Travel supported by NSF DMS-1554456 CAREER (PI Anna Skripka).
Abdel Mohamed (Fall 2016):
PhD research project.
Supported by NSF DMS-1554456 CAREER (PI Anna Skripka).
Sarka E. Blahnik (08/2016 - 05/2017):
Undergraduate Honors thesis "Perturbations with zero spectral shift functions".
Research talk at the Society of Physics Students, UNM chapter.
Outreach presentation at Wilson Middle School, Albuquerque, NM, 2017.
Supported by NSF DMS-1148801 MCTP (PI Monika Nitsche), NSF DMS-1554456 CAREER (PI Anna Skripka).
Outstanding undergraduate student award.
Next occupation: astrophysics student at UNM.
Kirstin Harriger (03/2013 - 04/2014):
Undergraduate thesis "First and second order spectral shift functions for pairs of self-adjoint matrices".
Research talk at SUnMaRC, Phoenix, AZ, 2014. Outreach presentation at
South Valley Academy, Albuquerque, NM, 2014.
Supported by NSF DMS-1148801 MCTP (PI Monika Nitsche).
Next occupation: graduate student at UNM.