The Richard Sady Dissertation Prize is for the best dissertation as judged by the graduate committee. 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.
This year the prize is awarded to Sarah Petersen and Shih-Kai Chiu
Sarah Petersen Dissertation Title: “Ravenel-Wilson Hopf ring methods in C_2-equivariant homotopy theory and the HF_2-homology of C_2-equivariant Eilenberg-MacLane spaces."
Shih-Kai Chiu Dissertation Title: On Calabi-Yau manifolds with maximal volume growth