Lumen Scholar, alumna and math faculty publish research article
Honors Fellow and Lumen Scholar Peter Jakes '17, alumna Robin French '15, associate professor Alan Russell and A.L. Hook assistant professor Chad Awtrey published a research paper in the inaugural issue of the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics.
The article, "Irreducible sextic polynomials and their absolute resolvents," contains new techniques for computing Galois groups of degree six polynomials. The authors placed previous research by H. Cohen into a larger framework, and they provided two new, more efficient approaches.
The research team has given five presentations on their results already, with several more scheduled for the spring semester of 2016.
This work was supported in part by NSF Grant #DMS-1148695 and the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.