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Alex Lubotzky Poster

Alex Lubotzky - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 18-20, 2014

Event start date: 2014/11/18
Alex Lubotzky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Expanders: From One-Dimensional to Multi-Dimensional
  • Lecture 1: Expander Graphs and Geometric/Topological Expanders
  • Lecture 2: From Ramanujan Graphs to Ramanujan Complexes
  • Lecture 3: Coboundary Expanders and Property Testing

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Andrei Rapinchuk

Andrei Rapinchuk Appointed McConnell-Bernard Professor of Mathematics


Professor Andrei Rapinchuk has been appointed the new McConnell-Bernard Professor of Mathematics. This is a chaired professorship previously held by Leonard Scott.

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Slava Krushkal

Slava Krushkal a 2014 Simons Fellows Awardee


Professor Slava Krushkal received a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics for 2014. To honor the 2014 recipients, the Simons Foundation has placed an ad in the “Science Times” section of the New York Times (July 1 edition).

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Du Receives 2014 Putnam Competition Award


2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award was given to undergraduate Haiguang Du for his outstanding score on the exam.

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Khan Receives 2014 E. J. McShane Prize in Mathematics


2014 E. J. McShane Prize in Mathematics was given to Ahsan Zulfeqar Khan for his achievements in mathematics.

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Parker Receives 2014 E. E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics


2014 Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics was given to Colin McKinon Parker. The prize is awarded to second- or third-year students who show exceptional promise in mathematics.

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Mathematics Majors Dylan Weber and Matthew Peck Elected into Phi Beta Kappa


Mathematics majors Dylan Ellis Weber and Matthew Hamilton Peck have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa.

As the oldest and most distinguished honor society in the country, Phi Beta Kappa offers membership to less than one percent of all undergraduates. Many of the leading figures in American history and culture have begun their careers with election to the society, including seventeen presidents of the United States. As a result, membership is a remarkable accomplishment, both for the student who achieves it and the faculty and staff whose support and guidance has led to this milestone.

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