Apply for the 10th Annual Wolfram Science Summer School
February 15, 2012 — Abigail Nussey, Special Projects Technical Project Manager, Special Projects
The Wolfram Science Summer School (formerly the NKS Summer School) is now accepting applications for its 10th season, to be held June 25–July 13, 2012, at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, United States.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to get involved with original research at the frontiers of science. Our participants come from diverse backgrounds but share a common passion to discover and explore cutting-edge ideas. Over the past ten years, participants have included graduate students, undergraduates, professors, industry professionals, artists, and even a few exceptional high-school students.
A pivoting polymer is a rigid set of links where the points joining the links can rotate. When a point is rotated, the whole polymer pivots rigidly about that point. Pivots always happen in increments of 90 degrees. A red dot indicates the pivot point at each step in the animation. This simple system was used to model protein folding at the NKS Summer School 2011.
Whether this is the first time you’ve heard of the Summer School, you’ve thought about applying before but never got around to it, or you’re an alum, we encourage you to apply now. You can also take a look at the lecture notes from previous years to get a sense of what topics will be covered.
If you are accepted to the Summer School, you will work directly with others in the Wolfram Science community—including Stephen Wolfram and a staff of instructors who have made significant contributions to Wolfram Science projects like NKS and Wolfram|Alpha—on your own original project that could develop into published papers or the foundation of your thesis. If you’re serious about getting involved with similarly innovative ideas at the core of Wolfram Science and NKS, you should consider applying as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!