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2022 Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference Awards


The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference provides a forum for student researchers to showcase their research with the public. Additionally, faculty members from across the university judge oral presentations and posters based on their content and presentation of their research. The top students from each unit receive awards for their efforts.

This year, A. Meenakshi McNamara won 2nd place in the College of Science Academic Unit for their poster titled Bounds on Quantum Chromatic Number for Lexicographical Products of Graphs. Quantum colorings are defined in terms of strategies for non-local games with entanglement. This work touches on subjects in Operator Algebras, Non-Commutative Geometry, Quantum Information Theory, and Graph Theory. Meenakshi’s poster discusses existing bounds on quantum chromatic numbers and expands upon these bounds to lexicographic product of quantum graphs.

Meenakshi’s poster, as well as those of others who participated in the poster presentation, are currently on display by the Math Department’s Main Office.

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