Workshop on Geometric Group Theory

Friday, October 16, 2015

The workshop will take place on October 16-17, 2015, with a focus on interactions between Geometric group theory and 3-manifold topology. This workshop will accompany the Virginia Mathematics Lecture Series by Ian Agol. For more information please visit :

Leonid Petrov awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society Prize

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Leonid Petrov was awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society prize for a series of works “Combinatorics of Branching Graphs and Probabilistic Models”. The prize is awarded to young scientists for a mathematical paper or series of papers of significant scientific interest.

Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley) to Give Lectures in the "Virginia Mathematics Lectures" Series

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On October 14-16 Ian Agol of the University of California, Berkeley will give a three-lecture series, sponsored by the UVa Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The subject of the lectures is the Virtual Haken Conjecture, a major problem in 3-manifold topology recently resolved by the speaker. Ian Agol is a recipient of the 2013 Veblen Prize in Geometry, awarded by the American Mathematical Society, and he was a plenary speaker at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians. Times, locations, and abstracts can be found at the Virginia Mathematics Lectures web page.

Virginia Math Bulletin, Issue no. 2

Sunday, August 2, 2015
The second issue of the Department's newsletter, "Virginia Math Bulletin" is now available.


Department Diploma Ceremony, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Mathematics Department Diploma Ceremony will be held May 18, 2014 (from 12:30-2:30pm) in the Lower Garden of Pavilion I.  The inclement weather location is Gilmer Hall, Room 130 at 1:00pm. For information regarding the graduation on the Lawn, see


Mid-Atlantic Topology Conference 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

The conference will focus on the interactions between homotopy theory and group cohomology, with special forcus on the contribution of Nicholas Kuhn.

2015 Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Major's Dinner

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at the Courtyard- Marriott located on Main Street.

This Dinner was conceived and organized by a former major advisor, Professor Gordon Keller, as a way of expressing the department’s appreciation for you. It is a great opportunity for all of you to connect with the faculty and other math majors in a relaxed and lighthearted environment.

In addition to a delicious dinner, there will be an awards presentation and a talk by Dr. Douglas Costa who was a former UVa Mathematics Professor. He is now the Director of Quantitative Research at Susquehanna Investment Group, LLP. Dr. Costa will present a talk "Mathematicians in Industry: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of a Mathematical Education."

Andrew Obus will receive the All-University Teaching Award for 2014-2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Professor Andrew Obus will receive the University of Virginia All-University Teaching Award for 2014-2015.  He was chosen to receive this award along with nine (9) other recipients for their excellence in teaching, research and service accomplishments.


Katelynn Kochalski received the 2015 Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship Award for Teaching was awarded to Katelynn Kochalski. This award honors teaching assistants in the College of Arts & Sciences for their recognition of stimulating and organized classroom teaching

Five Majors have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa for 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Congratulation to: Danielle Jones, Megan Tracy, Anna Yanchenko, Ziyuan Jin and Siyao Chan

As the oldest and most distinguished honor society in the country, Phi Beta Kappa offers membership to less than one percent of all undergraduates. Many of the leading figures in American history and culture have begun their careers with election to the society, including seventeen presidents of the United States. As a result, membership is a remarkable accomplishment, both for the student who achieves it and the faculty and staff whose support and guidance has led to this milestone.