Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has renewed graduate student, Zachary Bradshaw’s fellowship for the coming year, basing their decision on the strength and relevance of his research proposal and progress.
Congratulations to our Putnam team who ranked 15th out of 402 in this year’s competition. The team members were: Chris Olund, Fei Song, and Sittipong Thamrongpairoj. Our alternates were: Alexander Lamana, Qiyao Liu, Casey Mihaloew, and Anish Tondwalkar.
Congratulations to our majors, Joseph Featherston, John Irby, Wenzhuo Lu, Rebecca Moye, Fei Song, and Michelle Ward, who were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of 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.
A lecture presented by Alexander Hahn (Notre Dame).
Recent Mathematical Advances in Classical, Quantum, and Statistical Mechanics, March 8-9, 2013. Conference on the occasion of the retirement of Larry Thomas.
U.S. Army Cadet Maj. Aimee Moores, 21, of the University of Virginia Army ROTC Program, has been awarded the Gen. George C. Marshall Award for the Cavalier Battalion for 2013.
The number of papers listed in MathSciNet with “Dunkl” in the title has reached 302. Most of these papers were influenced by Emeritus Professor Charles Dunkl’s innovative work in the use of reflection groups and root systems in analysis. The topics of the papers include classical analysis, representation theory, probability, and many-particle quantum-mechanical systems.
Assistant Professor Tai Melcher has been awarded a five-year CAREER grant by the National Science Foundation.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.