News and events at Department of Mathematics

Greg Lawler

Greg Lawler — Virginia Mathematics Lectures, 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. Time and location TBA
  • Lecture 2 - “Conformal invariance and two-dimensional critical phenomenon”. Thursday, February 13, 2020. Time and location TBA
  • Lecture 3 - “Loop measures and the loop-erased random walk”. Friday, February 13, 2020. Time and 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.

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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Mid-Atlantic Topology Seminar 2019

Event date: 2019/10/26

There will be a one day Mid-Atlantic Topology Seminar at University of Virginia on Saturday, October 26. Speakers will be:

  • Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire)
  • Mona Merling (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Dylan Wilson (University of Chicago)
  • W. Stephen Wilson (Johns Hopkins University)

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.

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Thesis defense: Aleksander Morgan

Event date: 2019/09/19

Aleksander Morgan will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Thursday, September 19. The title is

Bounded generation of some linear groups”.

  • Date: Thursday, September 19
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Place: Kerchof 317

Everyone is invited to attend.

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