Standard User Posted August 25, 2020 Share Posted August 25, 2020 (edited) Hi I'm an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering undergrad in my final year at a top 20 research university in India (GPA: 8.4/10.0). I'm looking for mathematics graduate programs (Ph.D. or funded masters) which might be suitable for me. My circumstance is a bit unique so please bear with me: I was specifically interested in quantum computing and quantum information theory up until the pre-final year of my undergraduate program and gained some research experience in that area mainly from some summer research internships. Those resulted in an arXiv preprint and a publication in an international conference. I also gained some research experience in computational and statistical physics while working at my home university physics department and have a publication in that area. Last year I started applying to international professors for research internships in the area of quantum algorithms and quantum information and eventually landed a great summer research internship under a famous professor at a top 40 university in the US. The professor is a very renowned mathematician and computer scientist and has a prominent Wikipedia page. This summer, even though I could not physically visit the US for my internship, I remotely collaborated with the professor and worked on some fairly interesting topics in mathematics. Yes, the internship was supposed to be about quantum algorithms but in reality we spend much more time discussing topics in like group theory and axiomatic set theory. He says that I have a fairly good grasp of advanced undergraduate mathematics and I should definitely apply for some mathematics graduate programs and that he would be very willing to write a letter of recommendation for me. Initially, the plan was for me to attempt the GRE subject math test this October and aim for a high score so as to have a standardized evaluation of my mathematical ability and suitability for mathematics graduate programs. However, things have taken a drastic turn since the subject GRE test in mathematics was canceled worldwide on August 20 and this makes things very uncertain for me. It definitely means I won't have any standardized test scores to show to the mathematics graduate admission committees. As for recommendation letters, it seems I will have two moderately strong recommendations from two physicists and a strong one from the US mathematics professor. I'm not sure if this will be enough. My question is: Are there still any funded US mathematics graduate programs (either masters or Ph.D.) where I still might have a decent shot for Fall 2021? In particular, mathematics departments having at least one or two faculty members working in the areas of quantum computing or quantum information would be even better. I do understand that it's a niche area for mathematicians. P.S: For the record, I have taken undergrad level courses in linear algebra, calculus 1/2/3, differential equations, and abstract algebra. There were mandatory courses in the standard engineering curriculum. We are not allowed additional math courses. Edited August 25, 2020 by Standard User Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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