This summer, rising junior Applied Mathematics major, Gerald Roman, is participating in the Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP). Together with Dr. Benjamin Wilson, Gerald is analyzing the complexity of languages from a statistical viewpoint based on the work of Claude Shannon from the 1940's and 50's. Gerald's research involves computing the entropy of languages which measures how much information is produced on average for each letter of text in the language.  The entropy of a language gives a sense of the predictability of a piece of text written in that language.