University of Virginia Math Seminars

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Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm, Kerchof 111

Julie Bergner     You Qi    

Graduate Students Seminar

Fridays 2-3:20pm, Kerchof 111, with a 2-2:20pm snack reception in the Kerchof 1st-floor graduate lounge.

David Chasteen-Boyd     Michael Wills    
Description The graduate seminar provides, since the spring of 1999, a friendly atmosphere for students to give talks about their current interests, research, or teaching at a lower intensity level than that of other seminars.

The graduate seminar is designed with several goals in mind. Firstly, it gives students a chance to interact outside of class while providing exposure to some of the current interests of the department. Thus, graduate students in their early years can become more familiar with departmental areas of study, and are encouraged to boost their speaking experience by delivering their own talks at the graduate seminar. Moreover, it provides graduate students an open forum to practice giving mathematical talks, such as thesis defenses, conference/seminar talks, or final presentations, in a supportive environment.

The graduate seminar is intended for students so as to foster a relaxed atmosphere for discussion, which makes it easier for the speakers and promotes audience participation. Most talks last about 50 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. There has been a variety of topics covered: some students have discussed their research, while others have delivered expository talks that may not be related to their studies.

Undergraduate Math Club

Tuesdays 5pm, Kerchof 314

Peter Humphries     Jennifer Morse    
Description The Undergraduate Math Club at University of Virginia is a weekly seminar and a club (with an official CIO status) for students interested in mathematics and related areas. It meets on Tuesdays at 5pm for 60-80 minutes. The activities vary from talks by faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students to presentations by local industries, panel discussions (on REUs, careers for math majors, etc.), and outside activities such as a movie outing or a visit to a 3D printing lab.

The Math Club is a students' space, and the CIO structure provides the Club with a managing board which helps plan and organize events.


Algebra Seminar

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm and Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm, Kerchof 111

You Qi     Kang Lu     Mikhail Ershov    

Analysis Commons


Christian Gromoll     Leonid Petrov    
Description Talks at the Analysis Commons seminar cover topics of broader interest to the analysis community at University of Virginia. This includes functional analysis and operator algebras, mathematical physics, harmonic analysis and PDEs, probability theory, and other research areas. Presentations at this seminar are accessible to beginning graduate students in analysis. This calendar also lists talks at other UVA Math seminars which may be of interest to general analysis audience.

Galois-Grothendieck seminar

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 in New Cabell Hall 389

Andrei Rapinchuk     Evangelia Gazaki    
Description The Galois-Grothendieck Seminar is an expository seminar about various aspects of Galois theory and arithmetic geometry. Each semester/year has a coherent program, with graduate students contributing many of the talks.

Geometry Seminar

Tuesdays at 2:00, Kerchof 111

Sara Maloni     Thomas Mark    
Description The Geometry Seminar talks usually focus on aspects of low-dimensional topology and geometry, including knot theory and categorification, Floer homology, 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds, and symplectic and contact topology. The lectures are often given by outside speakers, however UVa graduate students and faculty give talks as well.

Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar

Tuesdays 4-5pm, Kerchof 317

    Yen Do     Juraj Földes        
Description Harmonic Analysis and PDE seminar features a mix of local speakers (graduate students and faculty) and visitors. The ideal topics live on the interface between the two fields; luckily, the interface has been steadily expanding.

Mathematical Physics Seminar

Mondays 12-1pm, Kerchof 111

Abdelmalek Abdesselam    
Description The Mathematical Physics Seminar features talks on a wide variety of topics such as, for instance, Schrödinger operators, the mathematics of quantum systems, statistical mechanics, the renormalization group and quantum field theory. Lectures typically are of research level and are given by local as well as outside speakers. Graduate students in mathematical physics are encouraged to give presentations at this seminar about their ongoing research. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ramanujan-Serre Seminar (Number Theory)

Fridays at 1:00, Kerchof 111

Evangelia Gazaki     Peter Humphries     Ken Ono    

Operator theory seminar

Tuesdays at 3:45, Kerchof Hall 111

Benjamin Hayes     David Sherman    
Description The Seminar in Operator Theory and Operator Algebras covers a wide variety of topics in functional analysis, including -algebras and von Neumann algebras, composition operators, Banach spaces, noncommutative convexity, and applications of complex function theory. Most lectures are research level, but we also feature expository talks.

Probability Seminar

Fridays at 1:00pm, Kerchof 317

Christian Gromoll     Tai Melcher     Leonid Petrov     Daniel Slonim    
Description The Probability Seminar is the place to see talks on active research topics in probability theory, as well as informal discussions of basic notions of probability. We typically have invited speakers every 2-3 weeks presenting a wide array of research in probability. Most other weeks are informal discussions led by local participants, often graduate students discussing recently studied topics. The seminar is open to all. Feel free to attend regularly or occasionally.

Topology Seminar

Thursdays at 2:00, Kerchof 111

Julie Bergner     Nicholas Kuhn     J.D. Quigley    
Description Topology Seminar talks are on recent developments in algebraic topology—including homotopy theory, ordinary and extraordinary homology and cohomology, cobordism theory, and K-theory—and related subjects like differential topology and homological algebra.