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Workshop on Elliptic Curves, Torsors, and L-functions, March 24-27, 2017

Event start date: 2017/03/24

Workshop on Elliptic Curves, Torsors, and L-functions is held at University of Virginia on March 24-27, 2017. The workshop is followed by the lectures of B. H. Gross in the distinguished lecture series Virginia Mathematics Lectures. The lecures are held on March 27-29, 2017

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Thomas Koberda

Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017, an honor awarded to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada. Only 20 were given nation-wide to mathematicians. The two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded to scientists "in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field," according to the organization's website. Researchers are considered based on nominations, and then selected by an independent panel of senior scientists.

List of 2017 Sloan Fellows

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Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2017

Event start date: 2017/03/08

The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) in 2017 will be held from Wednesday, March 8, through Saturday, March 11. It will be hosted by the University of Virginia. Conference webpage.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge financial support for the conference from the National Science Foundation and the Chung family.

For general information about this conference series please visit the main homepage for the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.

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James Arthur Poster

James Arthur - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 14-16, 2016

Event start date: 2016/11/14
James Arthur (University of Toronto)
  • Lecture 1: L-functions and Number Theory
  • Lecture 2: The Trace Formula and Automorphic Forms
  • Lecture 3: Beyond Endoscopy and Functoriality

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Job Opportunities 2016


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for several positions:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics
  • Assistant Professor in Mathematics
  • Lecturer/Instructor

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Virginia Math Bulletin, June 2016

Virginia Math Bulletin, June 2016


Presenting the third issue of the Department newsletter: 2016 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Xiang Wan Receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award


We are happy to announce that the department of mathematics’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Xiang Wan. As winner of the departmental award, Xiang was nominated to compete for a University-wide award, and was selected as one of the top 15 of a very accomplished group of teachers. He was presented with a Jefferson Cup in honor of his achievement.

The department also recognizes two graduate teaching assistants with Honorable Mentions for our teaching award: they are Peter Bonventre and Jonathan Simone. All three of these outstanding GTAs will receive recognition and a cash prize at this year’s graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Xiang, Peter, and Jon!

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