News and events at Department of Mathematics

Thesis defense announcement: Xiang Wan

Event date: 2017/07/27

Xiang Wan will defend his PhD dissertation on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 1:30PM in New Cabell 107.

The title of his PhD thesis is:

Global Existence and Exponential Stability for a Nonlinear Thermoelastic Kirchhoff-Love Plate System

Everyone is invited.

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Thesis defense announcement: Anthony Kin Hei Mak

Event date: 2017/07/20

You are invited to the thesis defense of Anthony Kin Hei Mak, whose thesis is “Constraints on basic classes for Lefschetz fibrations”. Details are below:

  • Date: July 20 (Thursday)
  • Time: 9:00
  • Place: Bryan Hall 203

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Virginia Math Bulletin, July 2017

Virginia Math Bulletin, July 2017


Presenting the fourth issue of the Department newsletter: 2017 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Five Math Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa


Congratulations to the following mathematics majors who were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa:

  • Olivia Hughes Bicks
  • Peter Emil Dillery
  • Ji Won Kim
  • Dan Yu
  • Yutong Zhang

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Final Exercises ceremony

2017 Final Exercises Ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Event date: 2017/05/20

Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017. All other schools will participate on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The Lawn ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m., with school and department ceremonies taking place in the afternoon on both days.

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2017 Award Winners


The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2016-2017 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Peter Dillery
    • Bradley Zykoski
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Ian Johnson
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Collin Berman
    • Alec Zhang

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Event date: 2017/04/01

The students of the Undergraduate Math Club at the University of Virginia organized MMATHS (Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools), a competition for high school students from Virginia. Along with University of Virginia this competition was simultaneously held at Yale, Columbia, University of Michigan, and University of Florida. At University of Virginia the competition attracted 66 high school students.

Problems and solutions of the 2017 tour

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Benedict H. Gross Poster

Benedict Gross - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - March 27-29, 2017

Event start date: 2017/03/27
Benedict H. Gross (Harvard)
  • Lecture 1: The rank of elliptic curves
  • Lecture 2: The arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves
  • Lecture 3: Heegner points on modular curves

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