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## Dynamics of Geometric Group Actions

### December 09, 2015 • Categories: Announcements

#### Dynamics of Geometric Group Actions

In honour of Francois Lerappier on the occasion of his 70th birthday

**Dates:** January 15-18, 2016

**Location:** Mathematics Center, Endenicher Allee 60 Bonn

## 2015 Richard Sady Prize: Yichao Li

### October 12, 2015 • Categories: Awards

**2015 Richard Sady Prize: Yichao Li**

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.…

## Lie Agebras, Vertex Operator Algebras, and Related Topics

### July 28, 2015 • Categories: Department Events

A Conference in honor of J. Lepowsky and R. Wilson

University of Notre Dame

Department of Mathematics

#### Date: August 14-18, 2015

## Thematic Program on Boundaries and Dynamics

### June 01, 2015

**International Conference on Boundaries and Ergodic Geometry **

**127 Hayes-Healy Hall (Lectures)**

June 1-5, 2015

Monday - Friday

## Thematic Program on Boundaries and Dynamics Graduate Summer School

### May 28, 2015

**Graduate and Postdoc Summer School Mini-Courses **

**May 26-29, 2015**

**127 Hayes-Healy Hall (Lectures) **

## Thematics Program on Boundaries and Dynamics, Undergraduate

### May 19, 2015 • Categories: Department Events

**Undergraduate Summer School:** May 19 - 22, 2015 (Tuesday - Friday)

229 Hayes-Healy Hall (Classes/Lectures)

## 2nd Lake Michigan Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory

### March 05, 2015 • Categories: Department Events and Announcements

## Math for Everyone explores Newton's method

### February 26, 2015 • Categories: Department Events and Announcements

This past Thursday (Feb. 19) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, Jeffrey Diller, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, gave a presentation about imaginary numbers, unsolvable equations, and Newton’s method.

Diller opened his presentation by posing the question of what mathematicians do, one of which is to solve equations. He then delved into equations that are unsolvable, like non-linear equations. “When we can’t solve equations, we need methods to approximate solutions to equations,” said Diller.