News and events at Department of Mathematics

2016 E.J. McShane Prize in Mathematics winner - Alexander Grieser


The award announcements at the Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner revealed this year’s recipient of the E.J. McShane Prize in Mathematics to be Alexander Grieser. Congratualtions to Alexander on this accomplishment!

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2016 Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics winner - Peter Dillery


At the Gordon E. Keller mathematics majors dinner, it was announced that Peter Dillery was the 2016 recipient of the Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics. Congratualtions to Peter on his accomplishment!

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Congratulations to the New Members of Phi Beta Kappa


Congratulations to the following mathematics majors who were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa this week:

  • Peter Dillery
  • Ji Won Kim
  • Honglei Li
  • Hexuan Liu
  • Megan Marcellin
  • Qi Tang
  • Yingze Song
  • Boya Yang
  • Stephanie Gulley

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Karen Smith Poster

Karen Smith - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - February 29 - March 2, 2016

Event start date: 2016/02/29
Karen Smith (University of Michigan)
Algebra, Geometry and Analysis over Finite Fields

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Karen Parshall

Karen Parshall elected to the Nominating Committee of the American Mathematical Society


Karen Parshall has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the American Mathematical Society. This is one of the most important committees of the AMS. She will serve from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. She will also become Chair of the History Department beginning in the academic year 2016-17. Congratulations, Karen!

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Leonid Petrov

Leonid Petrov awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society Prize


Assistant Professor Leonid Petrov was awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society prize for a series of works “Combinatorics of Branching Graphs and Probabilistic Models”. The prize is awarded to young scientists for a mathematical paper or series of papers of significant scientific interest.

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Ian Agol Poster

Ian Agol - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - October 14-16, 2015

Event start date: 2015/10/14
Ian Agol (Berkeley)
The Virtual Haken Conjecture
  • Lecture 1: An overview of 3-Manifold Topology
  • Lecture 2: What is Geometric Group Theory?
  • Lecture 3: Geometric Group Theory and the Virtual Haken Conjecture

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