2019 Mathematics Final Exercises Ceremony
Event date: 2019/05/18
Final Exercises ceremony

Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019. All other schools will participate on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Lawn ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m., with school and department ceremonies taking place in the afternoon on both days.

The ceremony times and locations for Mathematics are listed below. These times and locations may be different from past years.

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Thesis defense: Jim Phillips

Event date: 2019/04/23

Jim Phillips will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Tuesday, April 23. The title is

Reduction and deformation of one-point Galois covers”.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Place: Multi-purpose room at the Rotunda

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Thesis defense: Matt Gagne

Event date: 2019/04/24

Matt Gagne will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Wednesday, April 24. The title is

The family index of the odd signature operator with coeffcients in a flat bundle”.

Poster (PDF)

  • Date: Wednesday, April 24
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Place: Gilmer 166

Everyone is invited to attend.

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GTA Teaching awards

We are pleased to recognize Mark Lewers and Mark Schrecengost for winning the 2019 Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award, and Jim Phillips for receiving one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.

Congratulations to Mark, Mark, and Jim; we appreciate all of your hard work!

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Academical village

2019 Undergraduate Award Winners

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2018-2019 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Benjamin Keigwin
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Trent Lucas
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Emmett Dorlester

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Van Vu

Van Vu - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - April 15-16, 2019

Event start date: 2019/04/15
Van Vu (Yale University)

The (random) matrix

  • Lecture 1 - “Random matrices: Global distributions”. April 15, 5-6 pm, Monroe 124
  • Lecture 2 - “Random matrices: Local distributions”. April 15, 6-7 pm, Monroe 124
  • Lecture 3 - “Random matrices in Data Science”. April 16, 5-6 pm, Nau 101

This series of talks is devoted to modern aspects of random matrix theory.

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Sofia Kovalevskaya

Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day

Event date: 2019/03/02

The UVa Mathematics Department and the local chapter of the AWM – Association for Women in Mathematics – are excited to announce the Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for middle school (6th - 8th grade) students to be held on UVa Grounds, Saturday March 2, 2019 – 9:30am to 5pm. This event is open to all students regardless of gender.

For a more detailed schedule, and to register (by February 25th) please follow this link.

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