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Mathematics Research at UGA

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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics


Congratulations to all our new 2024 graduates!  

We're pleased to report on some notable faculty and graduate student achievements.  Three faculty members have recently received research awards:

Pierrick Bousseau was one of two the winners of the Dubrovin Medal 2024, a special prize that recognizes exceptionally promising young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of mathematical physics and geometry.   The award was given by SISSA, a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene, founded in 1978 in Trieste, Italy.  The Dubrovin announcement cited his proof of the Takahashi conjecture via a new sheaf/curve correspondence; substantial contributions to holomorphic Floer theory and a remarkable advance in the solution of the Gromov-Witten theory of smooth complete intersections.

Giorgis Petridis received UGA's 2024 Creative Research Medal for his 2021 breakthrough paper on the structure of Paley graphs, coauthored with his colleague Brandon Hanson, in The Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, the flagship journal of the LMS.  The paper attracted the attention of mathematicians because of its surprisingly brief and elegant proof based on a creative and imaginative approach.  Petridis has published several other high-impact research papers, many on longstanding questions. 

Paul Pollack received UGA's 2024 Creative Research Award.  Dr. Pollack is one of the most distinguished experts of his generation in the field of number theory, a branch of mathematics that is thousands of years old and concerned with properties of whole numbers.  This award recognizes his work showing that methods from the well-established field of analytic number theory can be brought in to derive powerful new results in the burgeoning area of arithmetic statistics.  His methods of proof are original and inventive, and his work has contributed to some of the most significant contemporary research programs in arithmetic statistics.

Ph.D. student Cameron Thomas was awarded the National Science Foundation's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship. Cameron is from Covington, Georgia and did his bachelor's degree in mathematics at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He joined the UGA math department as a PhD student in 2022 and is working at the exciting and cutting-edge interface of applied mathematics and the traditionally pure discipline of topology. His particular research interest is topological data analysis and persistence homology.

Congratulations to our faculty members and students on these outstanding accomplishments!  In other news:

UGA math alumni Summer Haag's graduate research featured in Quanta Magazine in August 2023.

UGA mathematics graduate student Devashi Gulati spoke at the Joint Math Meetings in San Francisco in January 2024 and was profiled on the AMS website.

Emerita Professor Sybilla Beckmann to Receive 2024 Award for Impact on Teaching and Learning of Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society.

The Mathematics Department was the recipient of the 2022 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award from the University System of Georgia.



The Department of Mathematics offers four degrees:

           Looking for a bright and engaged community? This is the place for you. In 2017, 37% of graduating mathematics majors reported attending graduate school after graduation.

           The Department hosts the Research and Training Group AGANT, generously supported by a $2,000,000.- grant from the National Science Foundation. Browse through some of the published articles of our graduate students.

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Our Graduate Program

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Georgia is a vibrant mathematical community. The department has held an NSF VIGRE grant and an NSF VIGRE II grant for 12 years, and currently holds a $2,000,000 NSF Research and Training Group (RTG) grant (2014-2020). These grants provide additional financial support for graduate students, and stimulate research and teaching collaborations among the mathematics faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduates. 

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