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## 2017/2018 Balles Award

### October 18, 2017 • Categories: Announcements

**Honors Program:** Christian Hokaj

**Distinguished Scholar:** Colleen Halpin

ROBERT P. BALLES

ANNUAL PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS

Robert P. Balles is a retired California Community College mathematics professor, retired businessman, and private investor. His mission is to recognize and reward the most outstanding mathematics majors entering their senior year at the University of Notre Dame.…

## 2017 Richard Sady Prize: Timothy Warner

### October 18, 2017 • Categories: Announcements

### 2017 Richard Sady Prize: Timothy Warner

Each year the department presents the Richard Sady Prize to our best second year graduate student based on his/her performance in the basic courses he/she took in their first year. Richard Sady was a graduate student in our department and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1977. He then was an assistant professor at Pembroke State University in North Carolina where he died in 1982. He was beloved by many here. This fund was established in his name.…

## Topology and Quantum Field Theory

### October 06, 2017 • Categories: Announcements

### Advancing Our Vision: Topology and Quantum Field Theory

**“Topology and Quantum Field Theory”**

This is a new research group to explore the intersection of mathematics and physics, with a focus on faculty hires to help generate discoveries in quantum field theory that fuel progress in computer science, theoretical physics and topology. This group is led by Stephan Stolz…