Retired Mathematician, Stanford Ph.D.
## Mike RaughEmail: auranteacus at gmail com Brief Professional Bio |

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics

IPAM received over 500 applications for RIPS this year, and as usual thirty-six were selected, among them thirteen foreign nationals. See most of us here. (I'm standing behind IPAM director Russ Caflisch on the right.)

When I arrive in the week before the program begins, each of the nine projects will already have been prepared by IPAM, with four students, an academic mentor, and a liaison from the sponsoring organization. I guide the projects throughout the fast-moving nine-week program by regular meetings with mentors and student project managers, and by overseeing preparation and execution of work commitments, reports and presentations. I use supplemental written instructions to help students understand the role of management and to keep elements of the program coordinated and in focus. (My approach is discussed at a link in the Activites section below.)

2013 The Real Numbers are Not Real:,

Also presented to UNM Math & Stats Club on 3/8/2013. See the related Problematic Four Bugs Problem

2012 For New Mexico Math Contest of Feb 4:

(Repeated at Agilent Technologies Inc in Santa Clara at request of Geront Owen, 8/12/2013)

2012 What was on Top of Archimedes' Tomb?, Mar 2 at 27th Los Angeles City College Math Contest (abreviated version of the New Mexico Math Contest talk)

2010 The Innkeeper's Problem and Tale

2009 Irrationality of

2008 How do you know what time it is?

2007 Hey, who really discovered that theorem!

2006

RIPS accepts applications from students around the world. If you are an undergraduate with interest in working on a team applying mathematics to a challenging real problem posed by an industrial or non-academic institutional sponsor, please consider applying. Application forms appear early each year for the following summer session; look for a link on IPAM's Upcoming Programs.

My approach to
managing the RIPS program, presented to the panel *Starting
and maintaining a student industrial research progam in
the mathematical sciences* at the MAA's MathFest of Aug 4, 2007 in San Jose, CA.

2007–

(Last modified March 1, 2015)