Jekyll2018-12-06T17:06:35+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/feed.xmlMathematics at the University of VirginiaOfficial website of Department of Mathematics at the University of VirginiaUVA MathVirginia Topology Conference 20182018-11-25T08:00:01+00:002018-11-25T08:00:01+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/11/virginia-topology-conference-2018<p>he 2018 Virginia Topology Conference will have a focus on new methods in the study of smooth topology of 4-dimensional manifolds, recent developments in Heegaard Floer theory, gauge theory, and related invariants, and the interactions between these fields.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/tmark/VTC2018/index.html"><code class="highlighter-rouge">Conference website</code></a></p>
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<h4>Plenary lectures</h4>
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<li><a href="http://math.columbia.edu/~alishahi/">
Akram Alishahi</a> (Columbia)</li>
<li><a href="https://www2.bc.edu/john-baldwin/">
John Baldwin</a> (Boston College)</li>
<li><a href="http://euclidlab.org/david-gay">
David Gay</a> (Georgia)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~gukov/">
Sergei Gukov</a> (Cal Tech)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/peter-lambert-cole">
Peter Lambert-Cole</a> (Georgia Tech)</li>
<li><a href="http://www4.ncsu.edu/~tlidman/">
Tye Lidman</a> (NC State)</li>
<li><a href="https://web.math.princeton.edu/~maggiem/">
Maggie Miller</a> (Princeton)</li>
<li><a href="https://math.sciences.ncsu.edu/people/jpinzon/">
Juanita Pinzón Caicedo</a> (NC State)</li>
<li><a href="http://people.brandeis.edu/~ruberman/">
Daniel Ruberman</a> (Brandeis)</li>
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<h4>Contributed talks</h4>
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<li><a href="https://www.math.princeton.edu/people/irving-dai">
Irving Dai</a> (Princeton)</li>
<li><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/people/gfi8ps/">
Gabriel Islambouli</a> (Virginia)</li>
<li><a href="http://math.rice.edu/~mk29/">
Miriam Kuzbary</a> (Rice)</li>
<li><a href="https://williamolsen.github.io/">
William Olsen</a> (Georgia)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.adamsaltz.com/">
Adam Saltz</a> (Georgia)</li>
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<h4>Organizers</h4>
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<li> <a href="http://people.virginia.edu/~vk6e/">Slava Krushkal</a> (UVa)</li>
<li> <a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/">Sara Maloni</a> (UVa)</li>
<li> <a href="http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/tmark/">Thomas Mark</a> (UVa)</li>
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<p>This conference is supported by the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Virginia, and by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1839925).</p>UVA Mathhe 2018 Virginia Topology Conference will have a focus on new methods in the study of smooth topology of 4-dimensional manifolds, recent developments in Heegaard Floer theory, gauge theory, and related invariants, and the interactions between these fields. Conference websiteREU/Internship Panel2018-11-14T11:00:00+00:002018-11-14T11:00:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/11/internship-panel<p>Joined together with the Math Club, students learned about various opportunities and paths they can take related to math. Whether you are interested in going to graduate school or have an interest in industrial work, the panel guests had many tips to help you start looking for internships.<!--more--> Here is a brief description of what they discussed:</p>
<p>Shannon, 4th year Math Major with Finance concentration</p>
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<li>She had the opportunity to intern for John Hancock in the corporate finance division</li>
<li>During her internship, she worked with financial models and had many projects involving Macroeconomics and Excel</li>
<li>She believes her math background have her an advantage in her internship since she was familiar with Stochastic Processes</li>
<li><strong>Tip:</strong> Handshake is good resource for finding internships and exploring events that are related to your field</li>
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<p>Edith, Math Major with Graduate Prep concentration</p>
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<li>She participated in a REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) last semester which she applied to through American Mathematical Society</li>
<li>Her Biostats research included a lot of self learning, but there was a lecture series and a lot of resources such as faculty that were available</li>
<li><strong>Tip:</strong> If you don’t know where to start with REUs it may be helpful to even google different REU topics and pick out a few that really interest you</li>
</ul>
<p>Trent, Math and Computer Science major</p>
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<li>He participated in an REU through a different path than usual. He emailed the first professor on the math department page for research opportunities and it happened to be an REU</li>
<li>He also participated in a CS internship where he programmed and researched math</li>
<li>In both opportunities, he was given a lot of freedom to work on his own</li>
<li><strong>Tip:</strong> Even if you don’t get an REU, you can talk to professors to help them with research</li>
</ul>
<p>Tianshu, Math major</p>
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<li>She interned in an investment firm where she was able to apply what she learned in her Time Series class</li>
<li>Although finding an internship was hard, she notes that she learned a lot from her internships which included learning what she was really interested in.</li>
<li><strong>Tip:</strong> If you’re thinking about quantitative internships, try to take Stats and CS classes because they will be helpful in internships and make you stand out.</li>
</ul>
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<p>By Sandra Paredes</p>UVA MathJoined together with the Math Club, students learned about various opportunities and paths they can take related to math. Whether you are interested in going to graduate school or have an interest in industrial work, the panel guests had many tips to help you start looking for internships.A Brief Description of the Lunch with Jing Wang2018-10-30T09:40:00+00:002018-10-30T09:40:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/10/jing-wang-lunch-summary<p>We had the opportunity to have lunch with Jing Wang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University, and asked her a variety of questions from how the transition was when she first moved here to how she was sure she wanted to study probability. We discussed what influenced her to return to Purdue University and her opinion on the representation of female faculty withing her department. She also explained how a strong relationship with her adviser helped her figure out the topic of study she wanted to pursue.</p>
<p>By Sandra Paredes</p>UVA MathWe had the opportunity to have lunch with Jing Wang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University, and asked her a variety of questions from how the transition was when she first moved here to how she was sure she wanted to study probability. We discussed what influenced her to return to Purdue University and her opinion on the representation of female faculty withing her department. She also explained how a strong relationship with her adviser helped her figure out the topic of study she wanted to pursue. By Sandra ParedesAndrei Okounkov - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - October 22-24, 20182018-10-12T00:30:00+00:002018-10-12T00:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/ims/lectures/andrei-okounkov<h5 class="mt-1 mb-4"><a href="http://www.math.columbia.edu/~okounkov/">Andrei Okounkov</a> (Columbia University)</h5>
<h3 id="new-worlds-for-lie-theory">New worlds for Lie theory</h3>
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<li>Lecture 1 - October 22, 5-6pm, Nau 101</li>
<li>Lecture 2 - October 23, 5-6pm, Nau 101</li>
<li>Lecture 3 - October 24, 5-6pm, Nau 101</li>
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<p>Preceded by the <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/workshop-fall-2018/schedule/">Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry</a>
(October 19-21)</p>
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<p>Lie groups are one of the cornerstones of modern mathematics and mathematical physics. Throughout its history, boundaries of Lie theory have been constantly expanding to include new important structures and cover new important applications. My goal in these lectures will be to introduce yet another important direction from which new Lie-theoretic structures are currently coming. It has to do with K-theoretic counting of curves or 3-dimensional supersymmetric QFTs.</p>
<p>Unfamiliar terminology notwithstanding, there are good applications to very classical problems in mathematics.</p>
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<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/lectures">Virginia Mathematics Lectures archive</a></p>UVA MathAndrei Okounkov (Columbia University) New worlds for Lie theory Lecture 1 - October 22, 5-6pm, Nau 101 Lecture 2 - October 23, 5-6pm, Nau 101 Lecture 3 - October 24, 5-6pm, Nau 101 Preceded by the Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry (October 19-21)Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry2018-10-11T08:00:01+00:002018-10-11T08:00:01+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/10/repth-workshop<p>Department of Mathematics and Institute of Mathematical Science
hold the <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/workshop-fall-2018/">Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry</a>
on <strong>October 19-21, 2018</strong>.
The workshop
precedes the <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/lectures/andrei-okounkov/">Virginia Mathematics Lectures by Andrei Okounkov</a>
(October 22-24, 2018).</p>
<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/workshop-fall-2018/schedule/">Workshop schedule with PDFs of some talks</a> • (<a href="http://math.virginia.edu/IMS/okounkov_workshop_fall_2018/Schedule.pdf">PDF</a>)</p>
<p>Organizers:
<span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="mailto:jlm6cj@virginia.edu"><span class="fa fa-envelope" aria-hidden="true" style="font-size:0.8em"></span></a> <a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jlm6cj">Jennifer Morse</a></span>
<span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="mailto:petrov@virginia.edu"><span class="fa fa-envelope" aria-hidden="true" style="font-size:0.8em"></span></a> <a href="http://lpetrov.cc/">Leonid Petrov</a></span>
<span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="mailto:ww9c@virginia.edu"><span class="fa fa-envelope" aria-hidden="true" style="font-size:0.8em"></span></a> <a href="http://people.virginia.edu/~ww9c/">Weiqiang Wang</a></span></p>UVA MathDepartment of Mathematics and Institute of Mathematical Science hold the Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry on October 19-21, 2018. The workshop precedes the Virginia Mathematics Lectures by Andrei Okounkov (October 22-24, 2018). Workshop schedule with PDFs of some talks • (PDF) Organizers: Jennifer Morse Leonid Petrov Weiqiang WangJob Opportunities 20182018-09-14T00:00:00+00:002018-09-14T00:00:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/09/jobs-2018<p>The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for:</p>
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<li>Open Rank in Mathematics (November 1, 2018)</li>
<li>Postdoctoral Research Associate (November 15, 2018)</li>
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<h2 id="open-rank-in-mathematics">Open Rank in Mathematics</h2>
<h6 id="this-ad-on-mathjobs"><a href="https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12466">This ad on MathJobs</a></h6>
<p>The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured open-rank full-time position. Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world-class institution. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2019.
In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants whose research program is in Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory or Representation Theory, but all candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the department’s current faculty will be considered.</p>
<p>To apply, visit <a href="http://jobs.virginia.edu">http://jobs.virginia.edu</a> and search on Posting Number 0623973. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.</p>
<p>Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.</p>
<p>In addition, please submit the following required documents electronically through <a href="https://www.mathjobs.org">www.MathJobs.org</a>: A cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher.</p>
<p>For additional information about the position contact: <a href="mailto:Math-employment@Virginia.EDU">Math-employment@Virginia.EDU</a>.</p>
<p>For questions regarding the application process, please contact, Savanna Galambos, <a href="mailto:skh7b@virginia.edu">skh7b@virginia.edu</a>.</p>
<p>UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit <a href="http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career">http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career</a>.</p>
<p>For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit <a href="http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html">http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html</a>.</p>
<p>The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.</p>
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<h2 id="postdoctoral-research-associate">Postdoctoral Research Associate</h2>
<h6 id="this-ad-on-mathjobs-1"><a href="https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12731">This ad on MathJobs</a></h6>
<p>The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for several postdoctoral positions, including Whyburn Research Associate and Mary Ann Pitts Research Associate. All candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the department’s current faculty will be considered. The appointment begins in the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2019. Information about the department may be found at www.math.virginia.edu.
Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by June 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Preference for all positions will be given to candidates who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years. Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching.</p>
<p>To apply, visit <a href="http://jobs.virginia.edu">http://jobs.virginia.edu</a> and search on Posting Number 0624126. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.</p>
<p>In addition, please submit the following required documents electronically through <a href="https://www.mathjobs.org">www.MathJobs.org</a>: A cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted, of which one must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher. All positions carry an initial appointment of one year, renewable for up to two additional one-year appointments, contingent on performance.</p>
<p>To ensure priority consideration, all application materials including recommendation letters must be received by November 15, 2018; however, the positions will remain open until filled.</p>
<p>For additional information about the position contact: <a href="mailto:math-employment@virginia.edu">math-employment@virginia.edu</a></p>
<p>For questions regarding the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at <a href="mailto:rkh6j@virginia.edu">rkh6j@virginia.edu</a></p>
<p>For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit <a href="http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html">http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html</a>.</p>
<p>The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.</p>
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<p><em>A Group 1 research department, the Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia actively engages in research in a wide range of fields within algebra, analysis, topology, geometry, and the history of mathematics. The Institute of Mathematical Science further enhances the Department’s research agenda through its sponsorship of numerous visiting scholars and speakers. Located on the University’s Central Grounds, the Department and the Institute form part of what Thomas Jefferson called the “academical village,” an interacting group of scholars in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences.</em></p>UVA MathThe Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for: Open Rank in Mathematics (November 1, 2018) Postdoctoral Research Associate (November 15, 2018)AWM Interest Meetings2018-09-06T00:00:00+00:002018-09-06T00:00:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/09/AWM<p>With the beginning of the Fall semester the <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/awm/">Association for Women in Mathematics Chapter at UVA</a> is holding two interest meetings for new members:</p>
<ul>
<li>Brown 156 at 6pm Tuesday the 11th</li>
<li>Brown 148 at 7pm Wednesday the 12th</li>
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<p>A list of past, current and future AWM activities is maintained at <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/awm/calendar/">http://math.virginia.edu/awm/calendar/</a></p>UVA MathWith the beginning of the Fall semester the Association for Women in Mathematics Chapter at UVA is holding two interest meetings for new members: Brown 156 at 6pm Tuesday the 11th Brown 148 at 7pm Wednesday the 12thWomen’s Intellectual Network Research Symposium2018-08-03T00:00:00+00:002018-08-03T00:00:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/08/WINRS<p>A one day <a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/WINRS.html">conference</a> featuring plenary talks, student talks, poster session, a career and mentoring panel, AWM Student Chapter discussion, and tutorials at all levels.</p>
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<p>The conference objective is to introduce students and faculty, in particular women, to ongoing research in the Mid-Atlantic region and bridge gaps between universities. We aim to connect women in similar mathematical fields, as well as promote collaboration and share strategies for addressing issues facing women and other underrepresented groups in math. The conference is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity.</p>
<p>This conference is organized in Cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and supports the Non-Discrimination Statement of the Association for Women in Mathematics.</p>
<h3 id="schedule-saturday-september-15-location-monroe-hall">SCHEDULE: Saturday September 15 (Location: Monroe Hall)</h3>
<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/img/news_events/WINRS-SCHEDULE-2018.pdf">Full schedule in PDF, with room numbers</a></p>
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<li>8:00 – 8:45 Bagels and coffee & registration</li>
<li>8:45 – 9:00 Welcome to all the participants</li>
<li>9:00 – 10:00 First panel lecture: <a href="http://faculty.georgetown.edu/kfs7/">Kim Sellers (Georgetown University)</a></li>
<li>10:15 – 12:15 Parallel sessions & coffee break</li>
<li>12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster Session</li>
<li>13:45 – 14:30 Tutorials</li>
<li>14:45 – 15:45 Second panel lecture: <a href="http://faculty.georgetown.edu/kfs7/">Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University)</a></li>
<li>16:00 – 17:00 Career Panel</li>
</ul>UVA MathA one day conference featuring plenary talks, student talks, poster session, a career and mentoring panel, AWM Student Chapter discussion, and tutorials at all levels.CIRMATH-Americas2018-05-25T08:00:01+00:002018-05-25T08:00:01+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/05/cirmath-2018<p>A conference on the role of journals in mathematics hosted by Professor Karen Parshall and
sponsored by IMS will be held at University of Virginia from May 28 to 30, 2018.</p>
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<p>Talks are in
NAU 342.
<a href="http://math.virginia.edu/IMS/files/CIRMATH AMERICAS Program 2018.pdf">The program in PDF</a></p>
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<p>CIRMATH includes researchers from Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Since 2014, it has sponsored a series of colloquia at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris and at the University of Lorraine., while various of its members have participated in conferences at the Royal Society of London, the Lisbon meeting of the European Society for the History of Science, the Centro internazionale per la ricerca matematica in Trento, Italy, the Fourth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education in Turin, Italy, and the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm. The CIRMATH-Americas meeting, scheduled for 27-30 May 2018 at the University of Virginia, will be the group’s first meeting in the United States, a country, especially in the period from 1850 to 1950, which played an increasingly large role in international mathematical developments.</p>
<p>The CIRMATH-Americas meeting has the following goals:</p>
<ul>
<li>To provide a venue in which European CIRMATH members can intensively interact with historians of mathematics from the Americas working on related historical questions.</li>
<li>To provide researchers the opportunity to explore the significant archival and library holdings at both the University of Virginia and the nearby Library of Congress.</li>
<li>To provide opportunities for American and European researchers at earlier stages in their careers to develop significant and enduring research collaborations with established scholars in the history of mathematics.</li>
<li>To trace the impact of journals on the circulation of mathematics within the Americas and between the Americas and Europe from 1850 to 1950.</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="https://cirmath.hypotheses.org/101-2/cirmath-americas">Conference website</a></p>UVA MathA conference on the role of journals in mathematics hosted by Professor Karen Parshall and sponsored by IMS will be held at University of Virginia from May 28 to 30, 2018.Ben Hayes awarded Excellence in Postdoctoral Research prize2018-05-08T13:30:00+00:002018-05-08T13:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/05/Hayes-Samir-Aldroubi-Amira-Azhari-Prize<p>Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ben Hayes was awarded the Amir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari Prize for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research from Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.</p>
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<p>The Samir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari Prize for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research is awarded every two years to recognize the research achievements of current and recent postdoctoral fellows in the department. It was established by Mathematics Professor Akram Aldroubi in honor of his parents, Samir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari. Candidates for the Aldroubi-Azhari Award are nominated by the faculty of the department, and the recipient is selected by a departmental committee. The chosen mathematician receives $1,000 and is invited to Vanderbilt to deliver a mathematics colloquium reflecting his or her research interests.</p>
<p>Congratulations!</p>UVA MathAssistant Professor of Mathematics Ben Hayes was awarded the Amir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari Prize for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research from Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.