Subject: Prospective Student Interested in TSU Problem
Dear Professor Nemo,
I will be finishing a BS degree in Underwater Mathematics at the Atlantis Deep Ocean University this year. I am considering applying to UVa's PhD program and would be interested joining your Octople Cryptology research group.
I found your paper, "A Linear-Time Solution to the Travelling Sea Urchin Problem", on
your website ( http://www. smith.org/urchin.html ). I was fascinated by your result, especially as I have spent several summers studying the similar travelling sea cucumber problem as an intern at Microshifty Corp in the Attle Sea.
You can find a paper about my work on this at Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post .
I believe your result is even more important than your paper implies, since it can be extended to solve the Travelling Salescritter Problem and thus to prove P = NP.
Do you think it would be worthwhile to pursue this line of research? If you are interested, I can send you a proof sketch.
Flipper Wordsfish (email@example.com)