News and events at Department of Mathematics

Zachary Bradshaw's VSGC Fellowship Renewed


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.

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2013 Putnam Competition Team Ranks 15th


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.

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Math Majors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa


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.

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Sydney opera

Mathematics and the Sydney Opera

Event date: 2013/03/18

A lecture presented by Alexander Hahn (Notre Dame).

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Larry Thomas

Conference on the Occasion of the Retirement of Larry Thomas

Event start date: 2013/03/08

Recent Mathematical Advances in Classical, Quantum, and Statistical Mechanics, March 8-9, 2013. Conference on the occasion of the retirement of Larry Thomas.

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Aimee Moores

U.Va. Cadet and Math Major, Aimee Moores, Receives Marshall Award


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.

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Charles Dunkl

MathSciNet: Papers with "Dunkl" in their Titles Top 300


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.

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Tai Melcher

Melcher Receives NSF CAREER Award


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.

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