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.
Harmonic Analysis and the Renormalization Group, April 18 - 21, 2014.
George Dyson, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Turing’s Cathedral,” will speak on “From Analog to Digital and Back: The View from 1946.” The talke will be in Nau Hall 101 at 5:00 pm on April 9th. Sponsored by the Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, and History. Organizer: David Sherman (434)924-7079.
Scott Atkinson is the recipient of this year’s Department of Mathematics Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Scott will now be nominated for the University-wide teaching award.
Additionally, Nathaniel Pappas, Joshua Parks, and Joshua Schwartz have been recognized with Honorable Mentions for their teaching achievements.
Congratulations to all of these teaching assistants.
Presenting the first issue of the Department’s newsletter: 2014 Virginia Math Bulletin.
The Mathematics Department Diploma Ceremony 2014 will be held May 18, 2014 (from 12:30-2:30pm) in the Lower Garden of Pavilion I. The inclement weather location is Gilmer Hall, Room 130 at 1:00pm. For information regarding the graduation on the Lawn, see
Assistant Professor, Tai Melcher, will receive the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Service Award at a ceremony in January. This award recognizes individuals for helping to promote and support women in mathematics through exceptional voluntary service to the Association for Women in Mathematics. Tai was cited both for her service to the AWM as a PI on a successful NSF grant, and for her involvement in the organization of AWM activities at the USASEF festival.