Irene Fonseca - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - March 15 and 16, 2018
Event start date: 2018/03/15

Irene Fonseca

Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University)

Variational Methods for Materials and Imaging Sciences

Abstract: Recently developed methods and a deep articulation of ideas from the Calculus of Variations, Geometric Measure Theory, and nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), have been instrumental in the mathematical rigorous understanding of nonlinear phenomena in a plethora of physical and technological applications, ranging from analyzing instabilities in novel advanced materials to the denoising of medical images. This leads to the two talks of this series: Variational Problems in Materials Science and Variational Problems in Imaging Science.

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AWM Study Hours

Event date: 2017/12/06

AWM Chapter is organizing an end of semester study hour on Wednesday, December 6, at 1-5PM, in Kerchof Hall common room. Graduate and Undergraduate students will work together on preparation for the finals. We will provide refreshments and snacks. Looking forward to your participation!

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Karen Parshall

Karen Parshall to Receive 2018 AMS Whiteman Prize

Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Hunger Parshall will receive the 2018 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize of the AMS for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

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Math Circle 2017

UVa Math Circle

The UVa Math Circle is a new outreach program for elementary and middle school students. Organized by Slava Krushkal, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, the Fall 2017 program ran weekly from August through December on UVa grounds. There were 15 students nominated by seven Charlottesville area schools, who explored topics in geometry, logic, combinatorics and algebra. See the Fall 2017 poster here.

The program will continue (possibly covering different age groups) in Fall 2018.

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Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang

Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang named 2018 AMS Fellows

Professors Nicholas J. Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang have been named 2018 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society:

  • Nicholas Kuhn “For contributions to homotopy theory, group cohomology and representation theory”
  • Weiqiang Wang “For contributions to Lie theory and representation theory and service to the mathematical community”

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Virginia Topology Conference 2017

Virginia Topology Conference 2017: Hyperbolic 3-manifolds and beyond

Event start date: 2017/11/10

This conference is in conjunction with and immediately followed by the Fall 2017 Virginia Mathematics Lectures, to be given by Yair Minsky.

Conference website

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UVA Rotunda in the Fall

Job Opportunities 2017

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for several positions:

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, General Faculty
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate and Fellow

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