School for Gifted @Cheenta
Gifted = above average, consistent, interest in mathematical science
We have a dream…
1000 research groups. 300 Mathematics Cafes. By 2021.
Advanced school students often want to do research. A publication or research project, significantly improves the chances of getting into leading universities around the world.
More importantly, research oriented program can transform the way a child learns: instead of hunting for answers, they begin to enjoy the questions.
How it works
A student is hooked up with an active researcher and research group.
- Student meets the researcher in one-on-one session every week (30 to 45 minutes long)
- They fix a specific (unsolved) problem on which the student may work in the subsequent months.
- The student meets other research group members in weekly group sessions to acquire necessary tools to solve the problem.
Technology in 21st century can connect researchers with learners very easily and in a decentralized manner.
Cheenta Research Track hopes to make best use of that and disrupt the research atmosphere in pre-college education ecosystem.
Most importantly this may be departure from the regular ‘school’ system that evolved during industrial revolution
Active research groups
Stability point – Bifurcation Theory
Arithmetic dynamics is a field that amalgamates two areas of mathematics, discrete dynamical systems and number theory. Classically, discrete dynamics refers to the study of the iteration of self-maps of the complex plane or real line.
Arnab Dey Sarkar, (Pursuing Ph.D. in Arithmetic Dynamics at St. Louis University, USA).
Understand Chaos, past, present and future
The qualitative theory of Dynamical systems began with Poincaré’s work on the three-body problem. It came from the realization that certain differential equations cannot be solved to a high degree of accuracy even by computers.
Sankhadip Chakraborty, (Pursuing Ph.D. in Dynamical Systems at Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil).
Graphs, Groups, and Geometry
Graphs have vertices and edges. Sometimes they do not have cycles. Then they are called trees. If we let a group act on such a tree geometrically then interesting information can be found about the group.
Ashani Dasgupta (Pursuing Ph.D. in Geometric Group Theory at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
Dr. Prabir Dasgupta, (Ph.D., IIT Kharagpur).
how to join?
Are you a researcher?
You might be eligible to lead a research group at Cheenta. The entire program is online (so your location won’t matter).