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Research Assistant Opportunity

Knot Theory: Editing and Programming [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Jozef Przytycki


Department: Mathematics


Title: Knot Theory: Editing and Programming


Description: Knot Theory is a discipline of modern mathematics, part of topology (geometria situs).

Student(s) will assist me with editing programing and doing research in KnotTheory.


Duties: Students under my supervision will be involved in tasks as below:

  1. Student would assist in preparing/editing research paper for arXiv submission (and eventual publication). Student has to learn LaTeX and how to draw figures in xfig or other similar program.
  2. Many invariants of graphs and knots require pattern testing which require to wrote simple (or not that simple) programs. Also programs are needed to analyze simple algebraic structures related to knots.


Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week (average)


Credit hour option*: 2


Submit Cover Letter/Resume to: przytyck@gwu.edu

*If credit is sought, all registration deadlines and requirements must be met. Students selected to be research assistants should contact Ben Faulkner at benfaulkner@gwu.edu whether they intend to pursue credit or not.