News and events at Department of Mathematics

Thesis defense announcement: Jonathan Simone

Event date: 2018/03/22

Jonathan Simone will defend the PhD dissertation on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 9AM, in New Cabell 383

The title the thesis is:

Cut-and-paste operations and exotic 4-manifolds

Everyone is invited.

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Events this week by AWM and Math Club

Event start date: 2018/03/22

Undergraduate Math Club and AWM Chapter are organizing two events this week:

  • Moon Duchin (Tufts U) will visit Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and give few talks about her work related to Gerrymandering.
  • Abby Stewart (U Michigan) will visit on Friday and we are organizing a lunch with her and a talk.

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Barry Simon lectures poster

IMS Special lectures - Barry Simon - February 26 and 28, 2018

Event start date: 2018/02/26

The UVa Department of Mathematics & The Institute of Mathematical Sciences present Special Lectures by Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology) entitled

Tales of Our Forefathers

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Thesis defense announcement: Veronica Shalotenko

Event date: 2018/01/26

Veronica Shalotenko will defend her PhD dissertation on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 11AM, in New Cabell Hall, Room 042

The title the PhD thesis is:

In search of bounds on the dimension of Ext between irreducible modules for finite groups of Lie type

Everyone is invited.

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Julie Bergner

Julie Bergner to receive Michler Memorial Prize


Congratulations to Associate Professor Julie Bergner on being selected the winner of the 2018-2019 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize competition!

Link to the prize page

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Irene Fonseca

Irene Fonseca - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - March 15 and 16, 2018

Event start date: 2018/03/15
Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University)

Variational Methods for Materials and Imaging Sciences

Abstract: Recently developed methods and a deep articulation of ideas from the Calculus of Variations, Geometric Measure Theory, and nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), have been instrumental in the mathematical rigorous understanding of nonlinear phenomena in a plethora of physical and technological applications, ranging from analyzing instabilities in novel advanced materials to the denoising of medical images. This leads to the two talks of this series: Variational Problems in Materials Science and Variational Problems in Imaging Science.

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AWM Study Hours

Event date: 2017/12/06

AWM Chapter is organizing an end of semester study hour on Wednesday, December 6, at 1-5PM, in Kerchof Hall common room. Graduate and Undergraduate students will work together on preparation for the finals. We will provide refreshments and snacks. Looking forward to your participation!

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Karen Parshall

Karen Parshall to Receive 2018 AMS Whiteman Prize


Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Hunger Parshall will receive the 2018 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize of the AMS for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

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