News and events at Department of Mathematics

Thesis defense: Joe Eisner

Event date: 2021/11/23

Joe Eisner will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Tuesday, November 23. The title is

Support Expansion Operator Algebras”.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 23
  • Time: 11:00 am EST
  • Place: Olsson 104 (engineering campus)

Everyone is invited to attend.

The first 45 minutes will be a public presentation that you are welcome to attend either in person or virtually at this zoom link.

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UVA Rotunda in the Fall

Job Opportunities 2021

  • The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for two postdoctoral positions: Whyburn Research Associate and Lecturer and Mary Ann Pitts Research Associate and Lecturer.
  • The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for two RTG (Research Training Group) postdoctoral Research Associate positions, in the fields of geometry and topology.

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Weiqiang Wang

Weiqiang Wang Will be an Invited Speaker at ICM 2022


Congratulations to Gordon Whyburn Professor of Mathematics Weiqiang Wang on his invitation to the next ICM!

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Hyperbolic orthogonal dodecahedral honeycomb

Virginia Topology Conference 2021

Event start date: 2021/11/05

Virginia Topology Conference “Geometry and Dynamics in Hyperbolic Spaces” will be held on November 5-7, 2021, at the University of Virginia.

The conference will be followed by the Virginia Mathematics Lectures series, from November 8th to 10th, 2021. This year’s speaker will be Curtis McMullen from Harvard University. For additional information see here.

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Math Department Tea Time Resumes!


The Math Department Coffee/Tea Time resumes in-person. Every Tuesday and Thursday in Kerchof 314 (Math Lounge / Common Room), starting at 3:15pm.

Please stop by and enjoy!

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Curtis McMullen Poster

Curtis McMullen - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - November 8-10, 2021

Event start date: 2021/11/08
Curtis McMullen (Harvard)
  • Lecture 1 - “Solving the quintic by iteration”. Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Nau 101.
  • Lecture 2 - “Billiards and moduli spaces”. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Clark 108
  • Lecture 3 - “Rigidity for planes in flexible 3-manifolds”. Wednesday, November 10, 5:00-6:00pm, Clark 108

The lectures are preceded by the Virginia Topology Conference.

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2021 Mathematics Diploma Ceremonies Recordings


The Department of Mathematics hosted an online diploma ceremony on May 24.

Undergraduate diploma ceremony
Graduate diploma ceremony

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Academical village

2021 Undergraduate Award Winners


The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2020-2021 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Zachary Baugher
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Zachary Carlini
    • Spencer Martin
    • Casia Siegel
    • Michael Stepniczka
    • Sean Stuhlsatz

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