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Karen Parshall

Karen Parshall to Receive 2018 AMS Whiteman Prize


Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Hunger Parshall will receive the 2018 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize of the AMS for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

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Math Circle 2017

UVa Math Circle


The UVa Math Circle is a new outreach program for elementary and middle school students. Organized by Slava Krushkal, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, the Fall 2017 program ran weekly from August through December on UVa grounds. There were 15 students nominated by seven Charlottesville area schools, who explored topics in geometry, logic, combinatorics and algebra. See the Fall 2017 poster here.

The program will continue (possibly covering different age groups) in Fall 2018.

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Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang

Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang named 2018 AMS Fellows


Professors Nicholas J. Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang have been named 2018 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society:

  • Nicholas Kuhn “For contributions to homotopy theory, group cohomology and representation theory”
  • Weiqiang Wang “For contributions to Lie theory and representation theory and service to the mathematical community”

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Virginia Topology Conference 2017

Virginia Topology Conference 2017: Hyperbolic 3-manifolds and beyond

Event start date: 2017/11/10

This conference is in conjunction with and immediately followed by the Fall 2017 Virginia Mathematics Lectures, to be given by Yair Minsky.

Conference website

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UVA Rotunda in the Fall

Job Opportunities 2017


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

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, General Faculty
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate and Fellow

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Event date: 2017/10/28

The Virginia Operator Theory and Complex Analysis Meeting (VOTCAM) is an annual meeting of analysts that has been held at various Virginia colleges and universities since 1992. This year VOTCAM is at University of Virginia in Charlottesville on October 28th, 2017.

VOTCAM website:

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Yair Minsky Poster

Yair Minsky - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 13-15, 2017

Event start date: 2017/11/13
Yair Minsky (Yale University)
  • Lecture 1. Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, their structure and deformations
  • Lecture 2. Between 2 and 3 dimensions: Teichmuller theory, pleated surfaces, and the complex of curves
  • Lecture 3. Quantitative models, Thurston's skinning map, and beyond

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New Faculty 2017-18


We are excited to announce our new faculty: Assistant Professor Benjamin Hayes, Whyburn Instructors Prasit Bhattacharya and Liron Speyer, and Postdoctoral Fellow Vivek Mukundan.

All Arts and Sciences New Faculty (PDF)

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