The Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at the Courtyard-Marriott located on Main Street.

This Dinner was conceived and organized by a former major advisor, Professor Gordon Keller, as a way of expressing the department’s appreciation for you. It is a great opportunity for all of you to connect with the faculty and other math majors in a relaxed and lighthearted environment.

In addition to a delicious dinner, there will be an awards presentation and a talk by Dr. Douglas Costa who was a former UVa Mathematics Professor. He is now the Director of Quantitative Research at Susquehanna Investment Group, LLP. Dr. Costa will present a talk “Mathematicians in Industry: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of a Mathematical Education.”

Congratulation to: Danielle Jones, Megan Tracy, Anna Yanchenko, Ziyuan Jin and Siyao Chan

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.

- Lecture 1: Knots and Groups
- Lecture 2: Lecture 2: Von Neumann Algebra and Physics
- Lecture 3: Do all Subfactors arise in Conformal Field Theory?

In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin shows how to mentally add and multiply faster than a calculator, improve your memory for numbers and figure that days of the week for any day in history… and more!

- Lecture 1: Expander Graphs and Geometric/Topological Expanders
- Lecture 2: From Ramanujan Graphs to Ramanujan Complexes
- Lecture 3: Coboundary Expanders and Property Testing

Professor Andrei Rapinchuk has been appointed the new McConnell-Bernard Professor of Mathematics. This is a chaired professorship previously held by Leonard Scott.

Professor Slava Krushkal received a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics for 2014. To honor the 2014 recipients, the Simons Foundation has placed an ad in the “Science Times” section of the New York Times (July 1 edition).

2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award was given to undergraduate Haiguang Du for his outstanding score on the exam.