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.Abstract and short bio »
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.
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.
There will be a one day Mid-Atlantic Topology Seminar at University of Virginia on Saturday, October 26. Speakers will be:
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.
This week, the AWM met with Sherry Gong, an Assitant Adjunct Professor at UCLA.
The National Science Fundation has awarded Assistant Professor Sara Maloni with Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The five-year, $450,000 CAREER award is “the highest distinction that the NSF can provide to junior researchers in the mathematical sciences,” according to the organization’s website. This is an honor awarded to only 3 early-career scientists in Topology this year and around 40 scientists in the whole Mathematical Sciences. Sara Maloni works at the intersection of geometry and low-dimensional topology. She studies geometric structures and the way they change when one perturbs the space on which they are constructed.
The Topology and Geometry group in the Department of Mathematics is happy to announce that they are the recipient of a five year $2.5 million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation. The NSF RTG program is aimed at strengthening the nation’s scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. Nationally, roughly 5 RTG grants are awarded each year by the NSF to support efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme.