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New Faculty 2017-18


We are excited to announce our new faculty: Assistant Professor Benjamin Hayes, Whyburn Instructors Prasit Bhattacharya and Liron Speyer, and Postdoctoral Fellow Vivek Mukundan.

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Yair Minsky - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 13-15, 2017

Event start date: 2017/11/13
Yair Minsky (Yale University)
  • Lecture 1. November 13, 2017, time and location TBA
    Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, their structure and deformations
  • Lecture 2. November 14, 2017, time and location TBA
    Between 2 and 3 dimensions: Teichmuller theory, pleated surfaces, and the complex of curves
  • Lecture 3. November 15, 2017, time and location TBA
    Quantitative models, Thurston's skinning map, and beyond

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AWM student chapter at UVa


You are invited to be a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter at UVa.

If you’d like to know more, please come to one of our interest meetings, on September 5th at 6:15 in Kerchof 314 or September 6th at 7 pm in Clark 148. If you have questions, please contact us at

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Math Department Tea Time


The Math Department Tea Time is every Tuesday and Thursday in Kerchof 314 (Math Lounge / Common Room), starting at 3:15.

Please stop by and enjoy!

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Event date: 2017/10/28

The Virginia Operator Theory and Complex Analysis Meeting (VOTCAM) is an annual meeting of analysts that has been held at various Virginia colleges and universities since 1992. This year VOTCAM is at University of Virginia in Charlottesville on October 28th, 2017.

VOTCAM website:

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Invitation to the Undergraduate Math Club


Welcome to the new academic year!

If you are a student interested in mathematics, you are invited to our Math Club

The Undergraduate Math Club at University of Virginia is a weekly seminar and a club for students interested in mathematics and related areas. The regular meeting times (with pizza) of the Club are on Tuesdays at 5pm. An up-to-date calendar of meetings is here.

The first meeting is on Tuesday, September 5, at 5pm in Kerchof 314 (math lounge). Pizza is provided

If you want to join the Math Club mailing list (announcing weekly meetings and occasionally sending other interesting information), email Andrew Obus or Sara Maloni

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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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