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.

Greg Lawler will give Virginia Mathematics Lectures on February 12-14, 2020
Event start date: 2020/02/12

Greg Lawler

Greg Lawler (University of Chicago)
  • Lecture 1 - “Random walks: Simple and Self-avoiding”. Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 5-6pm, location TBA
  • Lecture 2 - “Conformal Invariance and the Two-Dimensional Critical Phenomenon”. Thursday, February 13, 2020. 5-6pm, location TBA
  • Lecture 3 - “Loop Measures and the Loop-Erased Random Walk”. Friday, February 14, 2020. 4-5pm, location TBA
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Representations of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups

CPS at White Sands, 1993
Event start date: 2020/03/12

Department of Mathematics and Institute of Mathematical Science will hold the workshop on Representations of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups.

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The workshop is followed by an AMS special session on “Representations of algebraic groups and quantum groups: a tribute to Cline-Parshall-Scott (CPS)”, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 13-15, 2020

Organizers: Dan Nakano (University of Georgia)   Andrei Rapinchuk    Weiqiang Wang

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Public lecture by Diane Hoffoss

Prof. 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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