Kavita Ramanan - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 13-15, 2023
Event start date: 2023/11/13

Kavita Ramanan poster

Kavita Ramanan (Brown University) - Tales of high-dimensional distributions

Though they have a common thread, the three lectures will be self-contained, and can mostly be followed independently of each other.

  • Lecture 1: November 13 | 5-6pm | Wilson 402
  • Lecture 2: November 14 | 5-6pm | Nau 101
  • Lecture 3: November 15 | 5-6pm | Wilson 402
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Lam Nguyen receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Lam Nguyen

One of our incoming first-year graduate students, Lam Nguyen, has been awarded an NSF scholarship. Lam hopes to explore hyperbolic geometry and study groups acting on hyperbolic space under the guidance of Prof. Maloni. We warmly congratulate Lam on this significant accomplishment and look forward to witnessing his contributions to the field.

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Terence Tao visits REU

Terence Tao with the REU participants

Terence Tao, one of the world’s most renowned mathematicians, recently visited the Department of Mathematics to interact with participants in the ongoing Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Sharing his knowledge and perspectives on theoretical mathematics, Tao also discussed his role in assessing the impacts of generative artificial intelligence.

More details and an interview at this link

David Winters gets Graduate Fellowship

David Winters

We are thrilled to announce that our Masters student, David Winters, has secured second place among the recipients of the Terrill Graduate Fellowship. The Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation sponsors this scholarship competition and will supplement David’s student fellowship that he will receive from Georgia Tech. David will be continuing his Ph.D. studies in mathematics at Georgia Tech.

David recently graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics. His thesis, “4-dimensional 2-handlebodies and topological invariants,” was completed and successfully defended under the guidance of You Qi.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to David on this achievement and wish him every success as he continues his academic journey.

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Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures

UVA Rotunda - source of enlightenment
Event start date: 2024/03/04

The two-day conference Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures will be held at University of Virginia on March 4-5, 2024. Speakers include Ben Brubaker (Minnesota), Laura Colmenarejo (North Carolina State University), Jimmy He (MIT), Jeffrey Kuan (Texas A&M), Colin McSwiggen (NYU Courant), Jennifer Morse (University of Virginia), Slava Naprienko (UNC Chapel Hill), Siddhartha Sahi (Rutgers), Mark Shimozono (Virginia Tech), and there will be short participant talks. Financial support is available for graduate students and early career researchers through the 4-VA Virginia Collaborative Research Initiative.

Conference website

Organizers: Daniel Orr (Virginia Tech) and Leonid Petrov (UVA)

This conference follows a workshop Quantum Structures in Lie Theory which is on March 1-3, 2024.

Quantum Structures in Lie Theory

UVA Rotunda
Event start date: 2024/03/01

The 14th Southeastern Lie Theory Workshop Series will be held at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA from March 1 – 3, 2024. The event will feature a minicourse series by Ivan Losev from Yale University, and speakers Thomas Haines (University of Maryland), Iva Halacheva (Northeastern), Naihuan Jing (NC State), Kang Lu (UVA), Julia Plavnik (Indiana University Bloomington), Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Purdue). Registration is now open.

Workshop website with details

Local organizers:   Kang Lu   Jennifer Morse   You Qi   Weiqiang Wang

The workshop is followed by a two-day conference Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures organized by Daniel Orr (Virginia Tech) and Leonid Petrov (UVA)

Job opportunities 2024

UVA Lawn

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for the following positions (links to mathjobs ads):

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2023 Southeastern Probability Conference II

Alley Serpentine Walls
Event start date: 2023/08/14

The 2023 Southeastern Probability Conference II will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on Aug 14-15, 2023. (There will be two meetings in the conference series this year. The 2023 Southeastern Probability Conference I will be at Duke University on May 15-16, 2023.)

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Thesis defense: Jiajun Yan

Event date: 2023/07/14

Jiajun Yan will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Friday, July 14. The title is

A new gauge-theoretic construction of 4-dimensional hyper-Kähler ALE spaces”.

The defense will be held virtually at the following link:


  • Meeting ID: 970 2194 6286
  • Passcode: 908710
  • Date: Friday, July 14
  • Time: 10:00 am EST

Everyone is invited to attend.

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New Developments in 3- and 4-Manifold Topology 2023

Hyperbolic orthogonal dodecahedral honeycomb
Event start date: 2023/06/05

Workshop New Developments in 3- and 4-Manifold Topology will be held on June 5-7, 2023, at the University of Virginia, Department of Mathematics, Charlottesville, VA.

Please note the nearby Richmond Geometry Meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University on June 2-4, 2023.

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