Virginia Math Bulletin, November 2019

Virginia Math Bulletin, November 2019

Presenting the sixth issue of the Department newsletter: 2019 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Huanchen Bao and Weiqiang Wang

Huanchen Bao and Weiqiang Wang Will Receive the 2020 Chevalley Prize

The 2020 Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory will be awarded to Huanchen Bao and Weiqiang Wang for their fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum symmetric pairs.

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Prof. Diane Hoffoss

Public lecture by Diane Hoffoss

Event date: 2019/10/21

Public lecture by Prof. Diane Hoffoss (University of San Diego) “Unfolding Humanity: Mathematics at Burning Man” will be on October 21 at 5:30pm in Physics Building 204. The public talk is for general audience.

Diane will visit UVa on October 21-22, see here for a full schedule of events and more details.

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Upcoming mathematics competitions

  1. The Virginia Tech Regional Math Competition will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9am to 11:30 am. The exam will be held in Clark 101. Interested students should arrive by 8:30 am for registration formalities. No prior registration is required.

  2. The Putnam competition will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 6 pm, with a two hour lunch break between sessions. The exam will be held in New Cabell Hall, room 323. Interested students should arrive by 9:30 am for registration formalities. No prior registration is required.

Future competition announcements will be posted on the special page.

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Mid-Atlantic Topology Seminar 2019

Event date: 2019/10/26

There will be a one day Mid-Atlantic Topology Seminar at University of Virginia on Saturday, October 26. Speakers will be:

  • Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire)
  • Mona Merling (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Dylan Wilson (University of Chicago)
  • W. Stephen Wilson (Johns Hopkins University)

This seminar is a regional conference with a goal of bringing together the mid-Atlantic algebraic topology community. It will also serve as one of the inaugural activities for the NSF RTG grant that the Topology and Geometry group at UVA recently received.

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Peter Sarnak

Peter Sarnak - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 4-6, 2019

Event start date: 2019/11/04
Peter Sarnak (IAS)
  • Lecture 1 - “Integral Quadratic Forms and Applications”. November 4, 5-6pm, Nau 101
  • Lecture 2 - “Integer points on affine cubic surfaces”. November 5, 5-6pm, Monroe 124
  • Lecture 3 - “Applications of points on subvarieties of tori”. November 6, 5-6pm, Nau 101

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Lunch attendees

Lunch with Sherry Gong (UCLA)

Event date: 2019/09/04

This week, the AWM met with Sherry Gong, an Assitant Adjunct Professor at UCLA.

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