Jekyll2018-03-23T01:42:20+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/Mathematics at the University of VirginiaOfficial website of Department of Mathematics at the University of VirginiaUVA MathMath Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa2018-03-22T13:30:00+00:002018-03-22T13:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/03/PBK<p>Let us congratulate the following three math majors who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa this spring!</p>
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<li>Grace Dwyer</li>
<li>Kevin Lee</li>
<li>Luca Scerbo</li>
</ul>UVA MathLet us congratulate the following three math majors who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa this spring! Grace Dwyer Kevin Lee Luca ScerboPublic Lecture by Jacob Sherson - April 19, 20182018-03-21T04:30:00+00:002018-03-21T04:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/03/Sherson-public-lecture<p>A Public Lecture by <strong>Jacob Sherson</strong>
(<a href="http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/jacob-sherson(3d8e1590-c4fa-495b-81b4-588fe374b36c).html">Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark</a> and <a href="https://www.scienceathome.org">ScienceAtHome</a>)
entitled</p>
<h5 id="citizen-science-benchmarking-human-and-artificial-intelligence">Citizen science: benchmarking human and artificial intelligence</h5>
<p>will be given on <strong>April 19 at 7:00pm in Clark 108</strong></p>
<p>The event is cosponsored by the <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/about/">IMS</a> and Departments of <a href="http://math.virginia.edu/">Mathematics</a> and <a href="http://www.phys.virginia.edu">Physics</a></p>UVA MathA Public Lecture by Jacob Sherson (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark and ScienceAtHome) entitled Citizen science: benchmarking human and artificial intelligence will be given on April 19 at 7:00pm in Clark 108 The event is cosponsored by the IMS and Departments of Mathematics and PhysicsThesis defense announcement: Jonathan Simone2018-03-21T04:00:00+00:002018-03-21T04:00:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/03/Simone-defense<p><strong>Jonathan Simone</strong> will defend the PhD dissertation on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 9AM, in New Cabell 383</p>
<p>The title the thesis is:</p>
<p>“<em>Cut-and-paste operations and exotic 4-manifolds</em>”</p>
<p>Everyone is invited.</p>UVA MathJonathan Simone will defend the PhD dissertation on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 9AM, in New Cabell 383 The title the thesis is: “Cut-and-paste operations and exotic 4-manifolds” Everyone is invited.Events this week by AWM and Math Club2018-03-21T03:30:00+00:002018-03-21T03:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/03/AWM-Math-Club-events<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/seminars/mathclub/">Undergraduate Math Club</a>
and
<a href="http://math.virginia.edu/awm/">AWM Chapter</a>
are organizing two events this week:</p>
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<li>Moon Duchin (Tufts U) will visit Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and give few talks about her work related to Gerrymandering.</li>
<li>Abby Stewart (U Michigan) will visit on Friday and we are organizing a lunch with her and a talk.</li>
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<p>More information at
<a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/Moon_Duchin.html"><code class="highlighter-rouge">http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/Moon_Duchin.html</code></a>
and <a href="http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/Abby_Stewart.html"><code class="highlighter-rouge">http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sm4cw/Abby_Stewart.html</code></a></p>UVA MathUndergraduate Math Club and AWM Chapter are organizing two events this week: Moon Duchin (Tufts U) will visit Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and give few talks about her work related to Gerrymandering. Abby Stewart (U Michigan) will visit on Friday and we are organizing a lunch with her and a talk.IMS Special lectures - Barry Simon - February 26 and 28, 20182018-02-10T12:30:00+00:002018-02-10T12:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/ims/simon-lectures<p>The UVa Department of Mathematics & The Institute of Mathematical Sciences present Special Lectures by <strong><a href="http://math.caltech.edu/simon/simon.html">Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology)</a></strong> entitled</p>
<h5 class="mb-2">Tales of Our Forefathers</h5>
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<h3 class="mb-3">1. Tales of Our Forefathers</h3>
<p><strong>February 26, 2018</strong><br />
<strong>3:30-5:00 pm, Minor 125</strong></p>
<p>This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I’ll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times” really is a curse.</p>
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<h3 class="mb-3">2. More Tales of Our Forefathers</h3>
<p><strong>2:30-3:30 pm, Maury 209</strong><br />
<strong>Tea: 3:30-4:30 Kerchof Hall 314</strong><br />
<strong>4:30-5:30 pm, Maury 209</strong></p>
<p>This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I’ll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, ‘May you live in interesting times’ really is a curse. It is not assumed that listeners heard my earlier talk. Amongst the mathematicians that I’ll discuss are Riemann, Newton, Krein and Noether”.</p>UVA MathThe UVa Department of Mathematics & The Institute of Mathematical Sciences present Special Lectures by Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology) entitled Tales of Our Forefathers2018 Mathematics Final Exercises Ceremony2018-02-09T13:30:00+00:002018-02-09T13:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/02/final-exercises<p>The fair-, inclement-, and severe- weather ceremony sites for <strong>Mathematics </strong>are listed below.</p>
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<p><strong>Fair Weather: Pavilion I, Lower Garden</strong><br />
<strong>Ceremony Start Time: 12 p.m.</strong><br />
Reservation Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.<br />
<em>*Finals on the Lawn, fair-weather sites for department graduation ceremonies.</em></p>
<p><strong>Inclement Weather: Gilmer Hall, Room 130</strong><br />
<strong>Ceremony Start Time: 12:30 p.m.</strong><br />
Reservation Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.<br />
<em>*Finals on the Lawn, all department ceremonies inside.</em></p>
<p><strong>Severe Weather: Gilmer Hall, Room 130</strong><br />
<strong>Ceremony Start Time: 12:30 p.m.</strong><br />
Reservation Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.<br />
<em>*Finals in John Paul Jones Arena, all department ceremonies inside.</em></p>UVA MathThe fair-, inclement-, and severe- weather ceremony sites for Mathematics are listed below.Thesis defense announcement: Veronica Shalotenko2018-01-23T13:30:00+00:002018-01-23T13:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/01/Veronica-Shalotenko-defense<p><strong>Veronica Shalotenko</strong> will defend her PhD dissertation on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11AM, in New Cabell Hall, Room 042</p>
<p>The title the PhD thesis is:</p>
<p>“<em>In search of bounds on the dimension of Ext between irreducible modules for finite groups of Lie type</em>”</p>
<p>Everyone is invited.</p>UVA MathVeronica Shalotenko will defend her PhD dissertation on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11AM, in New Cabell Hall, Room 042 The title the PhD thesis is: “In search of bounds on the dimension of Ext between irreducible modules for finite groups of Lie type” Everyone is invited.Julie Bergner to receive Michler Memorial Prize2018-01-23T13:30:00+00:002018-01-23T13:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2018/01/Bergner-Michler-prize<p>Congratulations to Associate Professor Julie Bergner on being selected the winner of the 2018-2019 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize competition!</p>
<p><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/michler-prize">Link to the prize page</a></p>
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<p>The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department.</p>
<p>A USD 47,000 prize will be awarded to a woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent, for a semester of mathematical research without teaching obligations in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University. A supplement housing/subsistence stipend award of USD 3,000 will be provided. Office space, library access, and computing facilities will be provided by Cornell. The award is to be used during the 2018-2019 academic year.</p>UVA MathCongratulations to Associate Professor Julie Bergner on being selected the winner of the 2018-2019 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize competition! Link to the prize pageIrene Fonseca - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - March 15 and 16, 20182017-12-11T00:30:00+00:002017-12-11T00:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/ims/lectures/irene-fonseca<h5 class="mt-3 mb-4"><a href="https://www.math.cmu.edu/math/faculty/fonsecairene">Irene Fonseca</a> (Carnegie Mellon University)</h5>
<h3 id="variational-methods-for-materials-and-imaging-sciences">Variational Methods for Materials and Imaging Sciences</h3>
<p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Recently developed methods and a deep articulation of ideas from the Calculus of Variations, Geometric
Measure Theory, and nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), have been instrumental
in the mathematical rigorous understanding of nonlinear phenomena in a plethora of physical
and technological applications, ranging from analyzing instabilities in novel advanced materials to the denoising of medical images.
This leads to the two talks of this series: <strong>Variational Problems in Materials Science</strong> and <strong>Variational Problems in Imaging Science</strong>.</p>
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<h3 id="variational-problems-in-materials-science">Variational Problems in Materials Science</h3>
<p><em>Lecture 1: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5-6pm, Clark 108</em></p>
<p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Quantum dots are man-made nanocrystals of semiconducting materials. Their formation and assembly patterns play a central role in nanotechnology, and in particular in the optoelectronic properties of semiconductors. Changing the dots’ size and shape gives rise to many applications that permeate our daily lives, such as the new Samsung QLED TV monitor that uses quantum dots to turn “light into perfect color”!</p>
<p>Quantum dots are obtained via the deposition of a crystalline overlayer (epitaxial film) on a crystalline substrate. When the thickness of the film reaches a critical value, the profile of the film becomes corrugated and islands (quantum dots) form. As the creation of quantum dots evolves with time, materials defects appear. Their modeling is of great interest in materials science since material properties, including rigidity and conductivity, can be strongly influenced by the presence of defects such as dislocations.</p>
<p>In this talk we will use methods from the calculus of variations and partial differential equations to model and mathematically analyze the onset of quantum dots, the regularity and evolution of their shapes, and the nucleation and motion of dislocations.</p>
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<h3 id="variational-problems-in-imaging-science">Variational Problems in Imaging Science</h3>
<p><em>Lecture 2: Friday, March 16, 2018 4-5pm, Clark 108</em></p>
<p><strong>Abstract:</strong> The mathematical treatment of image processing is strongly hinged on variational methods, partial differential equations, and machine learning. The bilevel scheme combines the principles of machine learning to adapt the model to a given data, while variational methods provide model-based approaches which are mathematically rigorous, yield stable solutions and error estimates. The combination of both leads to the study of weighted Ambrosio-Tortorelli and Mumford-Shah variational models for image processing.</p>
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<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/ims/lectures">Virginia Mathematics Lectures archive</a></p>UVA MathIrene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University) Variational Methods for Materials and Imaging Sciences Abstract: Recently developed methods and a deep articulation of ideas from the Calculus of Variations, Geometric Measure Theory, and nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), have been instrumental in the mathematical rigorous understanding of nonlinear phenomena in a plethora of physical and technological applications, ranging from analyzing instabilities in novel advanced materials to the denoising of medical images. This leads to the two talks of this series: Variational Problems in Materials Science and Variational Problems in Imaging Science.AWM Study Hours2017-12-04T03:30:00+00:002017-12-04T03:30:00+00:00http://math.virginia.edu/2017/12/AWM-study-hour<p><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/awm/">AWM Chapter</a> is organizing an end of semester study hour on <strong>Wednesday, December 6, at 1-5PM, in Kerchof Hall common room</strong>. Graduate and Undergraduate students will work together on preparation for the finals. We will provide refreshments and snacks. Looking forward to your participation!</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://math.virginia.edu/awm/calendar">AWM Chapter calendar</a></li>
</ul>UVA MathAWM Chapter is organizing an end of semester study hour on Wednesday, December 6, at 1-5PM, in Kerchof Hall common room. Graduate and Undergraduate students will work together on preparation for the finals. We will provide refreshments and snacks. Looking forward to your participation! AWM Chapter calendar