Upcoming and past IMS special events

Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures

Event start date: Monday, March 4, 2024
UVA Rotunda - source of enlightenment

The two-day conference Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures will be held at University of Virginia on March 4-5, 2024. Speakers include Ben Brubaker (Minnesota), Laura Colmenarejo (North Carolina State University), Jimmy He (MIT), Jeffrey Kuan (Texas A&M), Colin McSwiggen (NYU Courant), Jennifer Morse (University of Virginia), Slava Naprienko (UNC Chapel Hill), Siddhartha Sahi (Rutgers), Mark Shimozono (Virginia Tech), and there will be short participant talks. Financial support is available for graduate students and early career researchers through the 4-VA Virginia Collaborative Research Initiative.

Conference website

Organizers: Daniel Orr (Virginia Tech) and Leonid Petrov (UVA)

This conference follows a workshop Quantum Structures in Lie Theory which is on March 1-3, 2024.

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Quantum Structures in Lie Theory

Event start date: Friday, March 1, 2024
UVA Rotunda

The 14th Southeastern Lie Theory Workshop Series will be held at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA from March 1 – 3, 2024. The event will feature a minicourse series by Ivan Losev from Yale University, and speakers Thomas Haines (University of Maryland), Iva Halacheva (Northeastern), Naihuan Jing (NC State), Kang Lu (UVA), Julia Plavnik (Indiana University Bloomington), Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk (Purdue). Registration is now open.

Workshop website with details

Local organizers:   Kang Lu   Jennifer Morse   You Qi   Weiqiang Wang

The workshop is followed by a two-day conference Randomness and Lie-theoretic structures organized by Daniel Orr (Virginia Tech) and Leonid Petrov (UVA)

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Ingrid Daubechies Colloquium and Public Lecture

Event date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Prof. Daubechies

Department of Mathematics is very happy to welcome Ingrid Daubechies for a virtual visit on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15. Here is the information about the events (all times in EDT; password is the speaker’s first name in lowercase):

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Representations of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups

Event start date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
CPS at White Sands, 1993

Department of Mathematics and Institute of Mathematical Science will hold the workshop on Representations of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups.

PDF Poster

Organizers: Dan Nakano (University of Georgia)   Andrei Rapinchuk    Weiqiang Wang

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Public lecture by Diane Hoffoss

Event date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Prof. Diane Hoffoss

Public lecture by Prof. Diane Hoffoss (University of San Diego) “Unfolding Humanity: Mathematics at Burning Man” will be on October 21 at 5:30pm in Physics Building 204. The public talk is for general audience.

Diane will visit UVa on October 21-22, see here for a full schedule of events and more details.

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Event start date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Jefferson's Rotunda

A conference on the role of journals in mathematics hosted by Professor Karen Parshall and sponsored by IMS will be held at University of Virginia from May 28 to 30, 2018.

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Public Lecture by Jacob Sherson - April 19, 2018

Event date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Jacob Sherson Poster

A Public Lecture by Jacob Sherson (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark and ScienceAtHome) entitled

Citizen science: benchmarking human and artificial intelligence

will be given on April 19 at 7:00pm in Clark 108

The event is cosponsored by the IMS and Departments of Mathematics and Physics

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

Event start date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Barry Simon lectures poster

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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Virginia Analysis Lectures 2015-16


Part of the 2015-2016 focus year in analysis sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Science at the University of Virginia

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“Mathemagics with Dr. Arthur Benjamin" The Mathematician and Magician - Sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Science

Event date: Monday, March 23, 2015
Arthur Benjamin

In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin shows how to mentally add and multiply faster than a calculator, improve your memory for numbers and figure that days of the week for any day in history… and more!


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