In a recent Popular mechanics article UVa faculty member Ken Ono was honored along with co-authors Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen, and Don Zagier for their work on a problem directly related to the Riemann Hypothesis. UVa graduate and McShane Prize winner Andrew Booker was cited along with Andrew Sutherland for work leading to the long-sought integer solutions to $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = 33$ and $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = 42$. Booker will be the speaker at the Math Major dinner on April 16, 2020.
The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article is to recognize authors of an influential survey publication in probability. The 2020 prize is given to Alexei Borodin (MIT) and Leonid Petrov (UVA) for the article Integrable probability: From representation theory to Macdonald processes. Probability Surveys, v.11:1-58, 2014.
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.
The National Science Fundation has awarded Assistant Professor Sara Maloni with a $450,000 Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
The Topology and Geometry group in the Department of Mathematics is happy to announce that they are the recipient of a five year $2.5 million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation.
We are pleased to recognize Mark Lewers and Mark Schrecengost for winning the 2019 Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award, and Jim Phillips for receiving one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.
Congratulations to Mark, Mark, and Jim; we appreciate all of your hard work!