One of our incoming first-year graduate students, Lam Nguyen, has been awarded an NSF scholarship. Lam hopes to explore hyperbolic geometry and study groups acting on hyperbolic space under the guidance of Prof. Maloni. We warmly congratulate Lam on this significant accomplishment and look forward to witnessing his contributions to the field.
We are thrilled to announce that our Masters student, David Winters, has secured second place among the recipients of the Terrill Graduate Fellowship. The Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation sponsors this scholarship competition and will supplement David’s student fellowship that he will receive from Georgia Tech. David will be continuing his Ph.D. studies in mathematics at Georgia Tech.
David recently graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics. His thesis, “4-dimensional 2-handlebodies and topological invariants,” was completed and successfully defended under the guidance of You Qi.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to David on this achievement and wish him every success as he continues his academic journey.
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2022-2023 year:
Our graduating senior undergrad, Zac Carlini, has won an NSF Graduate Fellowship and will be attending Yale graduate school in mathematics. Additionally, Zac has been awarded the McShane Prize this year.
Zac’s DMP thesis consists of two research papers, one on i-quantum groups and another on Kazhdan-Lusztig bases for Hecke algebra modules. His work on i-quantum groups provides a new formulation and short conceptual proof to the Serre relations and Serre-Lusztig relations.
We are incredibly proud of Zac’s achievements and look forward to following his continued success at Yale. Congratulations, Zac!
Yaolong Shen, a graduate student at our department, has been awarded the highly competitive Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for next year - congratulations Yaolong on this remarkable achievement!
The University of Virginia honored faculty members across Grounds for their outstanding research and scholarship on Tuesday at the fourth annual Research Achievement Awards, held at The Pavilion at the Boar’s Head Resort.
Professor Ben Hayes was among the 2022 awardees of the NSF CAREER award.
In May, Ono will receive the 2023 University of Chicago Alumni Award for Professional Achievement for his research in algebra, combinatorics and number theory. More details here.
2022 UVa REU student Faye Jackson has been awarded the 2023 Alice T. Schafer Prize by the Association for Women in Mathematics. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate woman in mathematics.
Congratulations to our colleague Slava Krushkal who was named an AMS Fellow for contributions to low-dimensional topology and, in particular, the topology of 4-manifolds!
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the Institute for Advanced Study has been the academic home of Albert Einstein and a collection of the world’s most influential scholars in mathematics and physics since its founding in 1930. There have been more than 8,000 members affiliated with the IAS, including 34 Nobel Laureates and 42 Fields Medalists. Ken Ono, the University of Virginia’s Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics, will join the IAS Board of Trustees in January 2023.
Letong (Carina) Hong, formerly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), receives the 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize for solving conjectures and proven important results in combinatorics, number theory, and probability. Hong participated in the REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at University of Virginia. The prize is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Three of the six Math MAA Distinguished Lecturers 2022-2023 have UVA connections: Karen Parshall, Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History; Ken Ono, Chairman and Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics; and Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics from University of Richmond and 1994 UVA Math PhD.
UVA Today assembled a profile about Spencer Martin, co-winner of the 2022 MacShane Prize. Congratulations to Spencer and his DMP thesis advisor, Valia Gazaki.
Two of our graduate students have been awarded Jefferson Fellowships for next year. Nhan Nguyen is the first recipient of the Roselle-Huneke Award in Mathematics (similar to the usual Dissertation Fellowships, but specifically for mathematics students), and Jiajun Yan is one of the first cohort of GSAS Jefferson Fellows, who are supported with a fellowship in their final year of the PhD program, and then spend one postdoctoral year working with the Engagements program.
Congratulations to Sara Maloni who has been named a Mead Honored Professor for 2022-2023.
Hand-picked by the deans, Mead Honored Professors lead creative and memorable Dream Idea projects that enrich the collegiate experience.
Professor Karen Parshall’s new book, “The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920-1950,” is a deeply researched dive into the development of math during a trying period in this country. “The book shows that while these mathematicians were doing mathematical work,” Parshall said, “they were improving their community, they were fighting political battles, they were figuring out how to absorb émigrés from Europe during World War II, they were trying to figure out how they, as mathematicians, could support the United States’ war effort in World War II. More details here.
Our colleague Ben Hayes has won a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. This well deserved award comes with a significant $400,000 NSF grant. Congratulations!
Ken Ono, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics, is helping transform UVA swimming athletes into leading contenders for gold in the 2024 Olympics
Congratulations to Gordon Whyburn Professor of Mathematics Weiqiang Wang on his invitation to the next ICM!
The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2020-2021 year:
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!
Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Morse named a 2021 Simons Fellow in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances.
Ken Ono, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics, has won the 2020 UVA Distinguished Spotlight Researcher Award. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Parshall who was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “for outstanding contributions to the history of mathematics, combined with extraordinary service to the mathematical and historical sciences.”
Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Morse for being elected to the 2021 Class of Fellows of the AMS, “for contributions to algebraic combinatorics and representation theory and service to the mathematical community”.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Ken Ono was awarded Honorary Professorship at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Congratulations to Ross Akhmechet who was awarded a Jefferson dissertation year fellowship for next year!