A student who satisfies the requirements of the College for admission to the Honors Program and
is interested in doing independent work is strongly encouraged to participate in the departmental
Honors Program. Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will have their degrees
conferred with 'Honors' or 'High Honors' in mathematics; high honors is awarded only if the student
submits a written thesis. Interested students should read carefully the section The Honors
Program in Mathematics found in the Dartmouth ORC and consult with the Department Advisor
to Mathematics Majors.
This program can be especially important to those who contemplate graduate work in mathematics or
a related field.
Recent honors theses
Emphasized titles denote winners of the Hazleton Mirkil Prize for Best Senior Thesis Presentation, awarded at the Department’s annual barbecue held at the end of spring term.
2023

The Chromatic Symmetric Function in the Star Basis
Michael Gonzalez, advisor Rosa Orellana

Bounded Adjointable Operators on Dense Subspaces of Separable Hilbert Spaces
Varun Malladi, advisor John Trout

Expanding the Legendrian Knot Atlas
Noah Schwartz, advisor Ina Petkova

Classifying Trees by Chromatic Symmetric Functions of Trees
Jenny Song, advisor Rosa Orellana

Expanding the Schelling AgentBased Model: De Jure Segregation Dynamics on a Network
Love Tsai, advisor Peter Mucha

Capturing Dynamical Systems Using Deep Learning and Understanding Optimal Data Size in Training Time Series Prediction Models
Brian Wang, advisor Yoonsang Lee

A Census of Cubic Fourfolds Over the Field with Two Elements
Jonah Weinbaum, advisors Jack Petok, Avinash Kulkarni, Asher Auel

Aspects of Alexander Duality
Henry Wildermuth, advisor Peter Doyle
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
 CoDiffusion of Social Contagions
HoChun Herbert Chang, advisor Feng Fu
 Numbers free of large prime factors
Jared Duker Lichtman, advisor Carl Pomerance
 Understanding Gambling Behavior and Risk Attitudes Using Massive Online Casino Data
Jonathan Meng, advisor Feng Fu
 Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of TemperatureDependent Fluctuations in the Population of the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in Outdoor, Indoor, and Underground Habitats
Annika Roise, advisor Dorothy Wallace
2017
2016
2015
2014
 Gedge colored planar rook algebra
Sean Griffin, advisor Rosa Orellana
 Hermit points on an octahedron
Annie MauhsPugh, advisor Peter Doyle
 Sandbagging in onecard poker
Daniel Miao, advisor Peter Doyle
 The reciprocal sum of the amicable numbers
Hanh Nguyen, advisor Carl Pomerance
 Counting Clusters on a Grid
Jacob Richey, advisor Peter Winkler
 Russell Sets, Topology, and Cardinality
Ethan Thomas, advisor Marcia Groszek
 Monte Carlo Comparison of Strategies for Blackjack
Atul Vaidyanathan, advisor Peter Winkler
 Control Strategies and Seasonal Fluctuation in Tsetse Fly Populations and Human African Trypanosomiasis: A Mathematical Model
Nejc Zupan, advisor Dorothy Wallace
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2006
2005