News and events at Department of Mathematics

2017 Award Winners


The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2016-2017 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Peter Dillery
    • Bradley Zykoski
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Ian Johnson
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Collin Berman
    • Alec Zhang

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Event date: 2017/04/01

The students of the Undergraduate Math Club at the University of Virginia organized MMATHS (Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools), a competition for high school students from Virginia. Along with University of Virginia this competition was simultaneously held at Yale, Columbia, University of Michigan, and University of Florida. At University of Virginia the competition attracted 66 high school students.

Problems and solutions of the 2017 tour

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Benedict H. Gross Poster

Benedict Gross - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - March 27-29, 2017

Event start date: 2017/03/27
Benedict H. Gross (Harvard)
  • Lecture 1: The rank of elliptic curves
  • Lecture 2: The arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves
  • Lecture 3: Heegner points on modular curves

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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.

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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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