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Notre Dame mathematician named AMS fellow

November 29, 2016 • Categories: Awards and Announcements

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Sergei Starchenko, professor of mathematics, was recently named a fellow in the American Mathematical Society for 2017.

Professor Emeritus François Ledrappier awarded a Grand Prize from the French Academy of Sciences

November 07, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

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François Ledrappier, Notre Dame professor emeritus of mathematics, Directeur de Recherche with the French CNRS, and member of the Probability and Random Models Laboratory at the Université Paris VI, was recently awarded a Grand Prize of the French Academy of Sciences.

Alex Diaz-Lopez

October 31, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Alexander Díaz-López

Alex Diaz-Lopez, a recent Notre Dame math PhD, is the first graduate student member of the Notices of the American Mathematics Society Editorial Board. In this capacity he has conducted a series of interviews of prominent mathematicians. The October 2016 issue of the Notices, for example, features his conversation with Field’s Medalist Sir Timothy Gowers. Diaz-Lopez is currently an assistant professor at Swarthmore College.…

2016-2017 Balles Awards

October 17, 2016 • Categories: Awards and Announcements

2016-2017 Balles Awards

Christian Gorski and Benjamin Cote are the 2016/2017 Robert P. Balles University of Notre Dame Mathematics Scholars.
Christian is the Honors Program Mathematics Scholar and Benjamin is the Distinguished Mathematics Scholar.…

2016 Richard Sady Prize: Jinhe Ye

October 17, 2016 • Categories: Awards

Jinhe Ye

2016 Richard Sady Prize: Jinhye Ye (Vincent)

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.…

Patrick Heslin and Aaron Tyrrell

September 09, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Aaron Tyrrell And Patrick Heslin

Congratulations to Patrick Heslin and Aaron Tyrrell, who have been jointly awarded the "National University of Ireland Traveling Studentship in Mathematics” for 2016. This year the scholarship honors both Éamon de Valera and the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. De Valera was a prominent politician and statesman in twentieth-century Ireland. He played an active role in the Easter Rising and in acquiring the independence of Ireland. Most importantly for this honor, de Valera was himself a mathematician in Ireland and the second Chancellor of National University of Ireland.…

Somayeh Vojdani

September 09, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Somayeh Vojdani

Congratulations to Somayeh Vojdani.  Dr.  Vojdani earned her Ph.D. in mathematics this May and is now leaving Notre Dame to work for Cortica. She will work on understanding images via artificial intelligence.  Good luck!…

Notre Dame topologist awarded The André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson geometry

August 30, 2016 • Categories: Awards and Announcements

Pavel Mnev

Pavel Mnev, a new topologist at the College of Science in the department of mathematics, has been awarded The André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson geometry. The biennial award is given for outstanding work by a young mathematician in Poisson geometry. “I am very much honored by the award. It is most encouraging to be recognized by such a respected international research society,” said Pavel Mnev. The André Lichnerowicz Prize is named in memory of André Lichnerowicz (1915–1998) whose work was fundamental in establishing Poisson geometry as a branch of mathematics.

Kathleen Ansaldi

July 01, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Kathleen Ansaldi

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Ansaldi for passing her dissertation defense July 1, 2016! We wish you the best of luck at Kalamazoo College next year.

Title: Regularity of TOR, LCM-Duals, and Hilbert Functions

Advisors: Claudia Polini
Examination Committee: Juan Migliore, Sonja Mapes, Sam Evens

Edward Burkard

June 29, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Edward Burkard

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Burkard for passing his dissertation defense June 28, 2016! We wish you the best of luck at Randolph-Macor College, Ashland, VA next year.

Title: First Steps in Homotopy Results for Symplectic Embeddings of Ellipsoids

Advisors: Richard Hind

Reflections on Global Riemannian Geometry Conference

June 15, 2016 • Categories: Department Events and Announcements

Reflections on Global Riemannian Geometry
3rd Smoky Great Plains Geometry Conference
in honor of Karsten Grove's 70th birthday.
Townsend, TN.
August 18-21, 2016…

International mathematicians honor Juan Migliore at commutative algebra conference

May 26, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

Juan Migliore

Mathematicians from around the world gathered at Notre Dame last week to honor Notre Dame professor and associate math chair Juan Migliore on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

The Midwest Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference brought scholars together to discuss recent advances in commutative algebra and its intersection with algebraic geometry. Magliore is a pioneer in the mathematics based the Gorenstein linkage or liaison, a technique he developed touching on the work of prominent 19th Century mathematicians. Migliore’s technique has spawned its own mathematical field.

David Galvin receives Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

May 17, 2016 • Categories: Awards and Announcements


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David Galvin, associate professor of mathematics, is the recipient of the 2016 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award from the College of Science.  The award, which was conferred on May 13 at the College of Science awards luncheon, is presented for excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching.

2016 Graduate Student Conference in Logic

April 05, 2016 • Categories: Announcements

April 9-10, 2016

University of Notre Dame


Raicu named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

March 21, 2016 • Categories: Announcements


Claudiu Raicu, an assistant professor of mathematics, has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the two-year fellowship to 126 researchers across the nation, including just 20 recipients in mathematics. In recognition of his distinguished performance and unique potential to make a substantial contribution to his field, he will receive a $55,000 award.