Final Exercises ceremony for Department of Mathematics will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in Warner Hall (previously named Maury Hall), Room 209 (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)
Update. due to forecasted heat on Saturday, we are using the inclement weather location.View details »
“Dr. Ken Ono says his greatest strength is his curiosity. That curiosity has taken him to the 100 year-old manuscripts of Srinivasa Ramanujan, to the US Olympic swimming team, to astronomical queries into black holes and even to Hollywood. Tune in to hear more about those adventures and why Dr. Ono says theoretical math is an art form.”
UVA Today assembled a profile about Spencer Martin, co-winner of the 2022 MacShane Prize. Congratulations to Spencer and his DMP thesis advisor, Valia Gazaki.
Two of our graduate students have been awarded Jefferson Fellowships for next year. Nhan Nguyen is the first recipient of the Roselle-Huneke Award in Mathematics (similar to the usual Dissertation Fellowships, but specifically for mathematics students), and Jiajun Yan is one of the first cohort of GSAS Jefferson Fellows, who are supported with a fellowship in their final year of the PhD program, and then spend one postdoctoral year working with the Engagements program.
Professor Karen Parshall’s new book, “The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920-1950,” is a deeply researched dive into the development of math during a trying period in this country. “The book shows that while these mathematicians were doing mathematical work,” Parshall said, “they were improving their community, they were fighting political battles, they were figuring out how to absorb émigrés from Europe during World War II, they were trying to figure out how they, as mathematicians, could support the United States’ war effort in World War II. More details here.
The lectures will be in-person, and they will be preceded by the Workshop on Categorical Methods in Representation Theory and Quantum Topology.
Presenting the seventh issue of the Department newsletter: 2021 Virginia Math Bulletin.
Our friend and colleague Gordon Whyburn Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Brian Parshall passed away unexpectedly on January 17th, 2022.