# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## About

I’m Sanath Devalapurkar, an undergraduate at MIT starting Fall 2016. I love mathematics. I have conducted some research in algebraic topology under Marcy Robertson at UCLA, where I have taken some classes. My academic webpage is here. I do not post … Continue reading

## Intel STS, Day 4

(21:31) I just came back from a very exciting and fun day. Today we had our poster judging, and mine actually went pretty well. I waited for a judge for about an hour, and my first judge was a mathematician. He began by asking me … Continue reading

## Intel STS, Day 3

(9:36) I just came back from my first round of judging. I had a mathematician and two biologist. The mathematician asked me two questions. The first was to compute . I said that it’s generated by the Hopf fibration, . … Continue reading

## Intel STS, Day 2

(5:30) I was actually awake at 4:30 am (probably a bad idea to have gone to sleep at 12:20 am), and just lied down in my bed for about half an hour – I’m very excited and nervous for today, because … Continue reading

## Intel STS, Day 1

I’m at the Intel Science Talent Search in Washington, D.C. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a contest where 40 finalists are selected after a rigorous process (including reading your papers, mentor recommendations, standardized test scores, etc) … Continue reading

## Marked Simplicial Sets – I

There are many ways to present the theory of -categories. One is via the Joyal model structure on : Theorem: There exists a model structure on where: The cofibrations are the monomorphisms. The weak equivalences are those maps such that … Continue reading

## A collaborative effort

Hi all! I have been silent for an extremely long time because of many things, but I wanted to announce a blog that I started with a few friends at ISEF this year: ErdosNinth. For this blog: I promise to write more … Continue reading