Recent awards

Past undergraduate awards (McShane, Floyd, and Putnam prizes)

Undergraduate Jiayi Wang received an award at the JMM 2020 in Denver

February 6, 2020
A vorticity simulation

Jiayi Wang received an “Outstanding Poster” award at the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session at the JMM 2020 in Denver, Colorado, for the work “Balance between the coherence of the vorticity direction and the vorticity magnitude in the fractional Navier-Stokes equations” (advisor Z. Grujic). A companion paper is at the arXiv

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Ken Ono was elected Chair of the Mathematics Section of AAAS

January 30, 2020
Ken Ono

Ken Ono was elected Chair of the Mathematics Section of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Popular Mechanics honors Ken Ono and Andrew Booker for the top two math breakthroughs in 2019

January 7, 2020
Ken Ono and Andrew Booker

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.

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Leonid Petrov will receive the 2020 Bernoulli Prize for a joint paper

December 19, 2019
Alexei Borodin and Leonid Petrov

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.

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Huanchen Bao and Weiqiang Wang Will Receive the 2020 Chevalley Prize

November 7, 2019
Huanchen Bao and Weiqiang Wang

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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Sara Maloni receives CAREER award by NSF

August 26, 2019
Sara Maloni

The National Science Fundation has awarded Assistant Professor Sara Maloni with a $450,000 Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

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Math Department awarded a Research Training Group grant

June 30, 2019
A pattern in the hyperbolic plane

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.

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GTA Teaching awards

April 20, 2019

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!

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2019 Undergraduate Award Winners

April 4, 2019
Academical village

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2018-2019 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Benjamin Keigwin
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Trent Lucas
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Emmett Dorlester

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