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The Departmental Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 12:00 noon in McBryde Hall, Room 100. Watch for future emails from Lori Berry and Dr. Rogers for important information. For University Commencement information, see Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremonies.
Students wanting to add a math major or switch to a math major can do so between February 15 and March 31, during First Summer Session, or between October 1 and the day before Thanksgiving break.
The 2015 Fifth Annual SIAM Mid-Atlantic Regional Mathematical Student Conference and Industrial Days is March 20-21 at George Mason University. It is hosted by the SIAM student chapters of George Mason University, Virginia Tech, and Shippensburg University.
Featured ResearchLeonardo Mihalcea - My research centers around the study of various aspects of ordinary and quantum cohomology theories of (generalized) flag varieties. This is a vast area where the symmetry of flag manifolds meets the subtle geometry of moduli spaces of rational curves. It uses techniques from Algebraic Geometry (such as Intersection Theory, Schubert Calculus, Gromov-Witten theory and the study of K-theory), Combinatorics (root systems and symmetric functions) and Geometric Representation Theory (geometry of homogeneous spaces), with bridges to seemingly distant areas such as Integrable Systems (Toda lattice).
To the right there is a picture of the moment graph of the flag manifold of type G2, obtained by Rachel Elliott and Mark Lewers, who worked on an undegraduate research project under my supervision. They used this moment graph to calculate the "curve neighorhoods" of Schubert varieties in the G2 flag manifold, and found G2 analogues of "quantum Schubert polynomials".
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