Bianca Viray

Professor

Department
of Mathematics

University
of Washington

Email: bviray@uw.edu

C.V. (pdf) |
arXiv listing |
MathSciNet

UW Number Theory Seminar |
UW Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar

I am a firm believer in the axioms laid out by Federico Ardila.

Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Here are some resources that I've created or found helpful at various points during my career.

The Value of Mathematical Storytelling: Our Perspective on Giving Talks (joint with John Voight)

Slides on creating a storyboard

Slides from the first day of the workshop

Talk tips

Arithmetic geometry,
number theory, and
algebraic geometry.

Computer algebra software: Magma, Sage, Macaulay 2.

C.V. templates: mine and Ezra Miller's.

Website templates: Open Web Design and Start Bootstrap.

Text editors: TextMate and Sublime.

Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been
Taught by Gian-Carlo Rota

Tips of giving talks by Jordan Ellenberg

How to Give a Good Colloquium
by John E. McCarthy

Practical suggestions for mathematical writing by Bjorn Poonen

Advice for the Young Scientist by John Baez

Tips for asking for recommendation letters by Ravi Vakil

General advice:
UC Davis,
Bjorn Poonen,
Ravi Vakil, and
Terence Tao

MGSA's list of past qualifying exam questions.

My qualifying exam syllabus.

Past Princeton General Exams.