News and events at Department of Mathematics

Thesis defense: Bogdan Krstic

Event date: 2020/07/16

Bogdan Krstic will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Thursday, July 16. The title is

Bispans in Quasicategories”.

  • Date: Thursday, July 16
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Place: Zoom meeting (contact Nicholas Kuhn for id)

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Thesis defense: Chris Chung

Event date: 2020/05/29

Chris Chung will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Friday, May 29. The title is

Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs”.

  • Date: Friday, May 29
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Place: Zoom meeting (contact Weiqiang Wang for id)

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Screenshot of the ceremony

2020 Mathematics Diploma Ceremonies Recordings

Event date: 2020/05/16

The Department of Mathematics hosted an online diploma ceremony on May 16.

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2020 Mathematics Final Exercises Ceremony Online

Event date: 2020/05/16

The Department of Mathematics is hosting an online ceremony on May 16, to replace our usual ceremony for graduating math students. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1-1:45pm: UVA online ceremony available at

  • 2pm: Math Department online ceremony, including brief remarks from the Chair, John Imbrie, announcement of undergraduate awards and honors by the Director of the Undergraduate Program, Christian Gromoll, and a reading of the names of our graduating math majors.

  • 3pm: The Director of Graduate Studies, Julie Bergner, will continue with recognitions for our graduating Masters and PhD students, including remarks from thesis advisors.

The Math Department events will take place via Zoom and will also be available via livestream here, starting at around 1:55pm

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Ross Akhmechet

Rostislav Akhmechet wins Jefferson dissertation year fellowship


Congratulations to Ross Akhmechet who was awarded a Jefferson dissertation year fellowship for next year!

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Academical village

2020 Undergraduate Award Winners


The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2019-2020 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Sebastian Haney
    • Trent Lucas
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Nathan Li
    • Zach Baugher

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Sarasij Maitra

Sarasij Maitra wins 2020 All-University Graduate Teaching Award


We are happy to announce that Sarasij Maitra, a graduate student at Department of Mathematics, is one of this year’s winners for the All-University Graduate Teaching Award. This award honors students from all disciplines who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in undergraduate instruction, and include a $500 prize.

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Paul Bourdon and Sara Maloni

Paul Bourdon and Sara Maloni Win 2020 All-University Teaching Awards


We are happy to announce that Sara Maloni and Paul Bourdon are receiving University of Virginia All-University Teaching Awards. They are among this year’s group of ten recipients. See the announcement.

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