Rostislav Akhmechet wins Jefferson dissertation year fellowship

Ross Akhmechet

Congratulations to Ross Akhmechet who was awarded a Jefferson dissertation year fellowship for next year!

Sarasij Maitra wins 2020 All-University Graduate Teaching Award

Sarasij Maitra

We are happy to announce that Sarasij Maitra, a graduate student at Department of Mathematics, is one of this year’s winners for the All-University Graduate Teaching Award. This award honors students from all disciplines who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in undergraduate instruction, and include a $500 prize.

Paul Bourdon and Sara Maloni Win 2020 All-University Teaching Awards

Paul Bourdon and Sara Maloni

We are happy to announce that Sara Maloni and Paul Bourdon are receiving University of Virginia All-University Teaching Awards. They are among this year’s group of ten recipients. See the announcement.

Undergraduate Jiayi Wang received an award at the JMM 2020 in Denver

A vorticity simulation

Jiayi Wang received an “Outstanding Poster” award at the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session at the JMM 2020 in Denver, Colorado, for the work “Balance between the coherence of the vorticity direction and the vorticity magnitude in the fractional Navier-Stokes equations” (advisor Z. Grujic). A companion paper is at the arXiv

Ken Ono was elected Chair of the Mathematics Section of AAAS

Ken Ono

Ken Ono was elected Chair of the Mathematics Section of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Popular Mechanics honors Ken Ono and Andrew Booker for the top two math breakthroughs in 2019

Ken Ono and Andrew Booker

In a recent Popular mechanics article UVa faculty member Ken Ono was honored along with co-authors Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen, and Don Zagier for their work on a problem directly related to the Riemann Hypothesis. UVa graduate and McShane Prize winner Andrew Booker was cited along with Andrew Sutherland for work leading to the long-sought integer solutions to $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = 33$ and $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = 42$. Booker will be the speaker at the Math Major dinner on April 16, 2020.

Thesis defense: Chris Chung

Event date: 2020/05/29

Chris Chung will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Friday, May 29. The title is

Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs”.

  • Date: Friday, May 29
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Place: Zoom meeting (contact Weiqiang Wang for id)

Everyone is invited to attend.

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2020 Mathematics Diploma Ceremonies Recordings

Screenshot of the ceremony
Event date: 2020/05/16

The Department of Mathematics hosted an online diploma ceremony on May 16.

Math ceremonies recordings »

2020 Undergraduate Award Winners

Academical village

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2019-2020 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Sebastian Haney
    • Trent Lucas
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Nathan Li
    • Zach Baugher

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Cancelled: 2020 Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics

Event start date: 2020/03/13

The seventh annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) workshop (March 13-15, 2020) is cancelled due to COVID-19

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