News and events at Department of Mathematics

Ken Ono and Andrew Booker

Popular Mechanics honors Ken Ono and Andrew Booker for the top two math breakthroughs in 2019

2020/01/07

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.

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Alexei Borodin and Leonid Petrov

Leonid Petrov will receive the 2020 Bernoulli Prize for a joint paper

2019/12/19

The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article is to recognize authors of an influential survey publication in probability. The 2020 prize is given to Alexei Borodin (MIT) and Leonid Petrov (UVA) for the article Integrable probability: From representation theory to Macdonald processes. Probability Surveys, v.11:1-58, 2014.

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Greg Lawler

Greg Lawler will give Virginia Mathematics Lectures on February 12-14, 2020

Event start date: 2020/02/12
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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CPS at White Sands, 1993

Representations of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups

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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Virginia Math Bulletin, November 2019

Virginia Math Bulletin, November 2019

2019/11/10

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

2019/11/07

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

2019/10/01
  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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