Lexington High School, Lexington, MAHOMETOWN: Lexington, MA
PROJECT: Partition Regularity of Linear Homogeneous Equations and Inequalities
MENTOR: Laszlo Miklos Lovasz, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“We significantly strengthened current results in Ramsey Theory, a field of mathematics dealing with large systems that could have implications in theoretical computer science, biology, and game theory.”
For their project, Noah and his team partner Kavish Gandhi of Newton, MA collaborated to significantly strengthen current results in Ramsey Theory, a field of mathematics centered on proving that patterns must emerge in a sufficiently large system. Their research could have implications in theoretical computer science, biology, and game theory.
“I enjoy the rigor involved in math and science, but also like the creativity required in order to develop new ideas for results.”
Noah discovered his love of mathematics after joining a math club in elementary school and finding the problems stimulating. Given his lifelong interest in math and science, he enjoyed the opportunity to pursue mathematical research with his mentor and partner, and found the process of discovering previously unknown results exciting. As a math team captain at his high school, Noah often assists and gives lectures to his teammates. He participates in various community service activities through his membership in the National Honors Society, has received awards for his performance on national French and Spanish exams, and competes on his school’s tennis team. He plans to pursue a career in mathematics or science.