News and events at Department of Mathematics

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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2021 Mathematics Final Exercises Ceremony Online

Event date: 2020/05/24

The Department of Mathematics is hosting an Online Diploma Ceremony on Monday, May 24, at 1:30pm. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1:15pm: The zoom room opens

  • 1:30pm: The ceremony starts with brief remarks from the Chair, John Imbrie. Followed by 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.

  • 2:15pm: 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 took place via Zoom, and was live streamed on YouTube.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson wins All-University Teaching Award


We are pleased to recognize Peter Johnson for winning one of this year’s ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards. We appreciate all of your hard work, congratulations!

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Thesis defense: Ian Runnels

Event date: 2021/04/19

Ian Runnels will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Monday, April 19. The title is

Right-angled Artin groups in mapping class groups”.

  • Date: Monday, April 19
  • Time: 03:30 pm EST
  • Place: Zoom meeting (contact Thomas Koberda for id)

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Thesis defense: George Seelinger

Event date: 2021/04/26

George Seelinger will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Monday, April 26. The title is

K-theoretic Catalan Functions”.

  • Date: Monday, April 26
  • Time: 01:00 pm EST
  • Place: Zoom meeting (contact Jennifer Morse for id)

Everyone is invited to attend.

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