2022 Final Exercises Ceremony for Mathematics (inclement weather location)
Event date: 2022/05/21
Final Exercises ceremony 2019

Final Exercises ceremony for Department of Mathematics will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in Warner Hall (previously named Maury Hall), Room 209 (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)

Update. due to forecasted heat on Saturday, we are using the inclement weather location.

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Inside UVA podcast with Ken Ono

Inside UVA podcast with Ken Ono

“Dr. Ken Ono says his greatest strength is his curiosity. That curiosity has taken him to the 100 year-old manuscripts of Srinivasa Ramanujan, to the US Olympic swimming team, to astronomical queries into black holes and even to Hollywood. Tune in to hear more about those adventures and why Dr. Ono says theoretical math is an art form.”

UVA Today article about Spencer Martin, class of 2022

Spencer Martin

UVA Today assembled a profile about Spencer Martin, co-winner of the 2022 MacShane Prize. Congratulations to Spencer and his DMP thesis advisor, Valia Gazaki.

Two graduate students receive Jefferson Fellowships

Nhan Nguyen and Jiajun Yan

Two of our graduate students have been awarded Jefferson Fellowships for next year. Nhan Nguyen is the first recipient of the Roselle-Huneke Award in Mathematics (similar to the usual Dissertation Fellowships, but specifically for mathematics students), and Jiajun Yan is one of the first cohort of GSAS Jefferson Fellows, who are supported with a fellowship in their final year of the PhD program, and then spend one postdoctoral year working with the Engagements program.

Faculty Spotlight: Karen Parshall

Karen Parshall

Professor Karen Parshall’s new book, “The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920-1950,” is a deeply researched dive into the development of math during a trying period in this country. “The book shows that while these mathematicians were doing mathematical work,” Parshall said, “they were improving their community, they were fighting political battles, they were figuring out how to absorb émigrés from Europe during World War II, they were trying to figure out how they, as mathematicians, could support the United States’ war effort in World War II. More details here.

Mikhail Khovanov - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - April 18-20, 2022

Mikhail Khovanov
Event start date: 2022/04/18
Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia)
  • Lecture 1 - “Universal construction and TQFTs: from Frobenius algebras to finite state automata”. Monday, April 18, 5:00-6:00pm, Nau 101. Notes
  • Lecture 2 - “Homological algebra of link homology: categorification of the Jones polynomial and the Kuperberg bracket”. Tuesday, April 19, 5:00-6:00pm, Nau 101. Notes
  • Lecture 3 - “Foams, categorification of Reshetikhin-Turaev link invariants: GL(N) link homology and the 4-color theorem”. Wednesday, April 20, 5:00-6:00pm, Ridley G006. Notes

The lectures will be in-person, and they will be preceded by the Workshop on Categorical Methods in Representation Theory and Quantum Topology.

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Virginia Math Bulletin 2021

Virginia Math Bulletin 2021

Presenting the seventh issue of the Department newsletter: 2021 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Brian Parshall, Friend, Colleague, and Master Algebraist

Brian Parshall

Our friend and colleague Gordon Whyburn Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Brian Parshall passed away unexpectedly on January 17th, 2022.

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Job Opportunities 2021

UVA Rotunda in the Fall
  • The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a three-year Lecturer position on the academic general faculty, expected to begin August 25, 2022. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms.

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