Age: 18Potomac, MD
Category: Math/Analytic Number Theory
Project Title: Nonuniform Distributions of Patterns of Sequences of Primes in Prime Moduli
I want to be doing lots of cool math, whether in a research or industry setting.
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Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
What lame superpower would you want?
The ability to change how loud I sound to people without changing how loud I'm actually speaking.
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POTOMAC TEEN AWARDED $25,000 FOR RESEARCH ON CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CYBERSECURITY
David Wu to be Named a 2018 Davidson Fellow
SCHOOL NOTES: POTAMAC TEENS HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
August 18, 2018.
David Wu and Garyk Brixi are among 20 students recognized nationally as Davidson Fellows at the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
Wu was recognized for his work in mathematics and received a $25,000 scholarship from the organization, which offers $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships to students 18 or younger, who have completed significant projects that have the potential to benefit society in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature and music.
Wu studied patterns of sequential prime numbers. His study improved current methods for gathering data on prime number patterns, which could have an impact on cryptography and cybersecurity.
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