tag:math.nd.edu,2005:/newsDepartment of Mathematics // Department of Mathematics2017-11-09T16:00:00-05:00tag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/817342017-11-09T16:00:00-05:002017-11-09T16:09:27-05:00Brian Hall: Science Exploration Series<p class="image-left no"><img alt="Penrose Tiles" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/256807/penrose_tiles.jpg"></p>
<p><strong>Title</strong>: Forbidden Symmetries, Penrose Tiles, and the Nobel Prize</p>
<p class="border-left no">Professor Brian Hall gave a lecture for the Science Exploration Series before the Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The talk was held in the Jordan Hall of Science with 75 students, faculty, as well as game day visitors.…</p><p class="image-left no"><img alt="Penrose Tiles" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/256807/penrose_tiles.jpg"></p>
<p><strong>Title</strong>: Forbidden Symmetries, Penrose Tiles, and the Nobel Prize</p>
<p class="border-left no">Professor Brian Hall gave a lecture for the Science Exploration Series before the Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The talk was held in the Jordan Hall of Science with 75 students, faculty, as well as game day visitors.</p>
<p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Ancient Greek mathematicians identified five solid shapes with a high degree of symmetry, known as the platonic solids. The most symmetric of these, the dodecahedron, has 120 different symmetries. Crystallographers, meanwhile, identified the possible symmetries of repeating patterns (“crystals”) and found that dodecahedral symmetry was not possible in crystals. </p>
<p>In 1982, however, Dan Shechtman created a specimen that appeared to be a crystal and that had the “forbidden” symmetry of a dodecahedron. This work, for which Shechtman was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry, led to the study of a new class of objects known as quasicrystals, materials whose atomic structure is almost but not quite repeating. In retrospect, similar mathematical structures can be seen in Islamic tilings dating back to the 15th century.</p>
<p>The lecture included lots of stories and pictures!</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/817462017-10-31T11:15:00-04:002017-11-10T11:18:49-05:00Andrew Putman: 2018 Fellow of the AMS<p class="image-right"><a href="http://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows/new-fellows"><img alt="Andrew Putman" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/209076/putman180.jpg"></a></p>
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</h3>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/808662017-10-18T16:00:00-04:002017-11-10T11:22:51-05:002017/2018 Balles Award<p class="image-left"><img alt="2017/2018 Balles Award" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/254118/hokaj_halpin2017.jpg"></p>
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<strong>Distinguished Scholar:</strong> Colleen Halpin</p>
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ANNUAL PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS</p>
<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">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.…</p><p class="image-left"><img alt="2017/2018 Balles Award" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/254118/hokaj_halpin2017.jpg"></p>
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<strong>Distinguished Scholar:</strong> Colleen Halpin</p>
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ANNUAL PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS</p>
<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">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.</p>
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<p style="margin-bottom:10pt; margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-top:0in"> </p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/808632017-10-18T14:00:00-04:002017-11-10T11:23:39-05:002017 Richard Sady Prize: Timothy Warner<p class="image-left"><img alt="Timothy Warner" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/253367/warnertimothy_sady_prize_f2017.jpg"></p>
<h3>2017 Richard Sady Prize: Timothy Warner</h3>
<p>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.…</p><p class="image-left"><img alt="Timothy Warner" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/253367/warnertimothy_sady_prize_f2017.jpg"></p>
<h3>2017 Richard Sady Prize: Timothy Warner</h3>
<p>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.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/805272017-10-06T11:00:00-04:002017-10-11T10:35:01-04:00Topology and Quantum Field Theory<h3>Advancing Our Vision: Topology and Quantum Field Theory</h3>
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<p style='-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; box-sizing:border-box; color:#333333; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; margin-bottom:1em; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-top:0px; max-width:65em; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px'>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 <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://math.nd.edu/people/faculty/stephan-a-stolz/&source=gmail&ust=1507817418405000&usg=AFQjCNGU1-wn4nK-UJgZD0i0UhxjKzH8mw" href="http://math.nd.edu/people/faculty/stephan-a-stolz/" style="color: rgb(25, 52, 85); box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;" target="_blank">Stephan Stolz</a>…</p><h3>Advancing Our Vision: Topology and Quantum Field Theory</h3>
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<p style='-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; box-sizing:border-box; color:#333333; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; margin-bottom:1em; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-top:0px; max-width:65em; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px'>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 <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://math.nd.edu/people/faculty/stephan-a-stolz/&source=gmail&ust=1507817418405000&usg=AFQjCNGU1-wn4nK-UJgZD0i0UhxjKzH8mw" href="http://math.nd.edu/people/faculty/stephan-a-stolz/" style="color: rgb(25, 52, 85); box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;" target="_blank">Stephan Stolz</a>, Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Chair in <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://math.nd.edu/&source=gmail&ust=1507817418405000&usg=AFQjCNGUJjtqWM2OV2IysWjYLNmnCmXQdA" href="http://math.nd.edu/" style="color: rgb(25, 52, 85); box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;" target="_blank">Mathematics</a>.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/799342017-09-21T08:00:00-04:002017-09-21T09:04:27-04:00CMND Hosts 1000th Conference Participant<p class="image-left"><img alt="Cmnd16 Conf Pic" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/251076/cmnd16_conf_pic.jpg"></p>
<p>The Center for Math at ND sponsored its seventh annual thematic program this summer.  Collectively, these conferences have welcomed to campus over 1000 participants whose home institutions are spread across 34 countries, 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.  Congratulations and thank you to center director Claudia Polini, center administrator Lisa Driver and to all the organizers of the thematic programs.…</p><p class="image-left"><img alt="Cmnd16 Conf Pic" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/251076/cmnd16_conf_pic.jpg"></p>
<p>The Center for Math at ND sponsored its seventh annual thematic program this summer. Collectively, these conferences have welcomed to campus over 1000 participants whose home institutions are spread across 34 countries, 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Congratulations and thank you to center director Claudia Polini, center administrator Lisa Driver and to all the organizers of the thematic programs.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/783602017-07-27T14:25:00-04:002017-07-27T14:26:40-04:00Director of Graduate Studies Award: Peter Cholak<p class="image-left"><img alt="Peter Cholak" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/14094/cholak.jpg"></p>
<p>Peter Cholak is this year’s Director of Graduate Studies Award winner. A professor of mathematics, Dr. Cholak will be honored for his thoughtful and dedicated focus on student recruitment, the development of numerous initiatives to foster community among graduate students, and his success in encouraging students to apply for and win competitive fellowships.…</p><p class="image-left"><img alt="Peter Cholak" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/14094/cholak.jpg"></p>
<p>Peter Cholak is this year’s Director of Graduate Studies Award winner. A professor of mathematics, Dr. Cholak will be honored for his thoughtful and dedicated focus on student recruitment, the development of numerous initiatives to foster community among graduate students, and his success in encouraging students to apply for and win competitive fellowships.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/774132017-06-22T11:10:00-04:002017-06-22T15:05:35-04:00Kyle Gannon: Chateaubriand Fellowship<p class="image-left"><img alt="Kyle Gannon" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/230070/gannonkyle180.jpg"></p>
<p>Kyle Gannon was awarded the  prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship.<br>
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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.<br>…</p><p class="image-left"><img alt="Kyle Gannon" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/230070/gannonkyle180.jpg"></p>
<p>Kyle Gannon was awarded the prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship.<br>
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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.<br>
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Kyle will spend 4 months at the Institute of Henri Poincare and University of Paris-Sud where he will work primarily with Prof. Elisabeth Bouscaren on topics related to combinatorics and model theory.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/769832017-06-02T09:00:00-04:002017-06-02T09:51:11-04:00Thematic Program in Kahler Geometry 2017<h3><strong><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/">Thematic Program in Kahler Geometry</a></strong></h3>
<p><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/undergrad/index.html">Undergraduate Summer School </a><br>
June 12-16, 2017</p>
<p><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/graduate/index.html">Graduate Student and Postdoc Workshop</a><br>
June 19-23, 2017…</p><h3><strong><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/">Thematic Program in Kahler Geometry</a></strong></h3>
<p><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/undergrad/index.html">Undergraduate Summer School </a><br>
June 12-16, 2017</p>
<p><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/graduate/index.html">Graduate Student and Postdoc Workshop</a><br>
June 19-23, 2017</p>
<p><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~cmnd/programs/cmnd2017/conference/index.html">International Conference</a><br>
June 26-30, 2017</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/762102017-05-02T00:00:00-04:002017-05-04T16:27:16-04:00A Moment of Science with David Galvin<p class="image-right"><img alt="David Galvin" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235944/davidgalvin_250.jpg"></p>
<p>Math professor and Shilts-Leonard Teaching Award winnder David Galvin delivered a fifteen minute <a href="https://youtu.be/e2B-sAc6zkw">Moment of Science</a> talk to hundreds of middle and high school students in San Antonio Texas in connection with the 2016 Notre Dame's Shamrock Series game. His fifteen minute Moment of Science talk is an excellent introduction to what mathematicians do.…</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="David Galvin" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235944/davidgalvin_250.jpg"></p>
<p>Math professor and Shilts-Leonard Teaching Award winnder David Galvin delivered a fifteen minute <a href="https://youtu.be/e2B-sAc6zkw">Moment of Science</a> talk to hundreds of middle and high school students in San Antonio Texas in connection with the 2016 Notre Dame's Shamrock Series game. His fifteen minute Moment of Science talk is an excellent introduction to what mathematicians do.</p>
<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e2B-sAc6zkw" width="560"></iframe></p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/759832017-04-28T10:00:00-04:002017-06-06T16:10:29-04:002017 Richard Sady Dissertation Prize: Weijia Wang<p class="image-right"><img alt="Weijia Wang" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235273/kao2017.jpg"></p>
<p class="border-right no"><strong>The 2017 Richard Sady Dissertation Prize </strong>- Weijia Wang</p>
<p>Each year the department presents the Richard Sady Dissertation Prize to a graduate student based on his/her dissertation presented that academic 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.…</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="Weijia Wang" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235273/kao2017.jpg"></p>
<p class="border-right no"><strong>The 2017 Richard Sady Dissertation Prize </strong>- Weijia Wang</p>
<p>Each year the department presents the Richard Sady Dissertation Prize to a graduate student based on his/her dissertation presented that academic 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.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/759812017-04-28T09:00:00-04:002017-05-01T15:33:14-04:002017 Math Major Scholarships and Fellowships<p class="image-right"><img alt="Undergraduate Math Majors Awardees" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235469/horizontal_group_pic.jpg"></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Three undergraduate math majors at Notre Dame were recently recognized with prestigious national awards.</span></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Sreeraahul Kancherla, a senior, was awarded an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship which he will use to pursue a PhD in Economics at Berkeley.</span>…</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="Undergraduate Math Majors Awardees" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/235469/horizontal_group_pic.jpg"></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Three undergraduate math majors at Notre Dame were recently recognized with prestigious national awards.</span></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Sreeraahul Kancherla, a senior, was awarded an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship which he will use to pursue a PhD in Economics at Berkeley. </span></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Michael Foley, a junior physics and math major currently studying in Chile, was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. </span></p>
<p><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; color:#222222; display:inline !important; float:none; font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.8px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px">Katie Gallagher, a sophomore math and music major who will study math at Oxford next year, received an honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship.</span></p>
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<p> </p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/761692017-04-24T00:00:00-04:002017-05-04T15:01:50-04:00David Galvin Speaks at Notre Dame Day 2017<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zGqpb-Emxa0" width="560"></iframe>…</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zGqpb-Emxa0" width="560"></iframe></p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/744992017-03-09T13:00:00-05:002017-03-09T13:37:58-05:00Women Lead 2017<p class="image-right"><img alt="International Women's Day 2017" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/229505/international_women_s_day.jpg"></p>
<p>Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.</p>
<p>Read about seven female professors from each of our Colleges and Schools <a href="https://womenlead2017.nd.edu/">here</a>…</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="International Women's Day 2017" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/229505/international_women_s_day.jpg"></p>
<p>Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.</p>
<p>Read about seven female professors from each of our Colleges and Schools <a href="https://womenlead2017.nd.edu/">here</a>.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/733332017-02-06T11:00:00-05:002017-02-06T11:31:32-05:00Winter 2017 Midwest Topology Seminar<p><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, February 11, 2017<br>
<strong>Where:</strong> University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, <a href="https://map.nd.edu/#/placemarks/1082/zoom/16/lat/41.700346/lon/-86.238899">Hayes-Healy Center 127</a><br>
(Coffee and reception will take place in adjoining <a href="https://map.nd.edu/#/placemarks/1032,1082/zoom/17/lat/41.70047416812113/lon/-86.2382123544922">Hurley Hall</a>…</p><p><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, February 11, 2017<br>
<strong>Where:</strong> University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, <a href="https://map.nd.edu/#/placemarks/1082/zoom/16/lat/41.700346/lon/-86.238899">Hayes-Healy Center 127</a><br>
(Coffee and reception will take place in adjoining <a href="https://map.nd.edu/#/placemarks/1032,1082/zoom/17/lat/41.70047416812113/lon/-86.2382123544922">Hurley Hall</a>)<br>
<strong>Contact:</strong> <a href="mailto:mbehren1@nd.edu">Mark Behrens</a></p>
<p>Visit <a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~mbehren1/MTSwinter2017/index.html">Website</a> for additional information.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/752992016-11-29T00:00:00-05:002017-05-04T14:30:55-04:00Notre Dame mathematician named AMS fellow<p class="image-left"><img alt="Starchenko 250" src="http://science.nd.edu/assets/219418/starchenko_250.jpg" /></p>
<p>Sergei Starchenko, professor of mathematics, was recently named a fellow in the American Mathematical Society for 2017.</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="Starchenko 250" src="http://science.nd.edu/assets/219418/starchenko_250.jpg"></p>
<p>Sergei Starchenko, professor of mathematics, was recently named a fellow in the American Mathematical Society for 2017.</p>
<p>The <span class="caps">AMS</span> named 65 fellows for 2017, the fifth year of the fellowship program. The organization’s goal is to further the interests of mathematical research, scholarship and education through publications, meetings and advocacy. The fellows designation recognizes members who “have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.”</p>
<p>Starchenko’s work focuses on model theory, a part of mathematical logic. He studies sets and functions that are definable in “well-behaved” first-order structures and also applies his research to other areas such as geometry, analysis, algebraic geometry and combinatorics.</p>
<p>Some of his work and that of his coauthors is part of some recent developments in arithmetic geometry related to Andre-Oort conjecture.</p>
<p>Starchenko said his selection as a fellow is an honor. “For me, it’s a recognition of my work. I am very pleased,” he said. Starchenko is the ninth Notre Dame faculty member to be named a fellow in the <span class="caps">AMS</span> since the program began.</p>
<p class="attribution">Originally published by <span class="rel-author">Brian Wallheimer</span> at <span class="rel-source"><a href="http://science.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-mathematician-named-ams-fellow/">science.nd.edu</a></span> on <span class="rel-pubdate">November 29, 2016</span>.</p>Brian Wallheimertag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/711862016-11-07T14:00:00-05:002016-11-23T11:20:24-05:00Professor Emeritus François Ledrappier awarded a Grand Prize from the French Academy of Sciences<p class="image-left"><img alt="Francoisledrappier 250" src="http://science.nd.edu/assets/217141/francoisledrappier_250.jpg" /></p>
<p>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.</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="Francoisledrappier 250" src="http://science.nd.edu/assets/217141/francoisledrappier_250.jpg"></p>
<p>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. He was one of four mathematicians to win a grand prize this year and one of 35 across all scientific disciplines in France, from cardiology to atomic physics.</p>
<p>Ledrappier’s particular prize is known as the Sophie Germain Prize. Endowed in 2003, it was established to honor a French mathematician for research in the foundations of mathematics. It is named for Sophie Germain (1776–1831), a French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher who, among other things, won the grand prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her work on the theory of elasticity.</p>
<p>“French mathematics is among the best in the world, and French mathematicians include several recent Field’s Medalists (math’s equivalent of a Nobel prize), so it’s quite special that Ledrappier has been singled out for this distinction,” said department chair Jeff Diller. “This award recognizes an entire body of substantial work.”</p>
<p>Ledrappier is one of the world’s foremost experts in the area of dynamical systems, and his research embraces a wide range of mathematics, including geometry, group theory, and probability. Broadly speaking, dynamical systems is concerned with the long-term behavior of systems that evolve in time by precise rules. The long-term behavior of such a system is often unpredictable in its details, so much of Ledrappier’s work is concerned with understanding average behavior of complicated dynamical systems.</p>
<p class="attribution">Originally published by <span class="rel-author">Tammi Freehling</span> at <span class="rel-source"><a href="http://science.nd.edu/news/71130-professor-emeritus-francois-ledrappier-awarded-a-grand-prize-from-the-french-academy-of-sciences/">science.nd.edu</a></span> on <span class="rel-pubdate">November 04, 2016</span>.</p>Tammi Freehlingtag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/709672016-10-31T14:15:00-04:002016-10-31T14:43:39-04:00Alex Diaz-Lopez<p class="image-right"><img alt="Alexander Díaz-López" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/195351/diazalex180.jpg"></p>
<p>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.…</p><p class="image-right"><img alt="Alexander Díaz-López" src="http://math.nd.edu/assets/195351/diazalex180.jpg"></p>
<p>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.</p>Judy Hygematag:math.nd.edu,2005:News/706272016-10-17T15:40:00-04:002016-10-17T15:42:26-04:002016-2017 Balles Awards<h3><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~math/balles_award/2016_2017.shtml">2016-2017 Balles Awards</a></h3>
<p><strong>Christian Gorski and Benjamin Cote are the 2016/2017 Robert P. Balles University of Notre Dame Mathematics Scholars.</strong><br>
Christian is the Honors Program Mathematics Scholar and Benjamin is the Distinguished Mathematics Scholar.…</p><h3><a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~math/balles_award/2016_2017.shtml">2016-2017 Balles Awards</a></h3>
<p><strong>Christian Gorski and Benjamin Cote are the 2016/2017 Robert P. Balles University of Notre Dame Mathematics Scholars.</strong><br>
Christian is the Honors Program Mathematics Scholar and Benjamin is the Distinguished Mathematics Scholar.</p>
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<p>2nd Year Graduate Student Richard Sady Prize Winner: Jinhe Ye…</p><h3><a href="http://math.nd.edu/awards-and-recognition/graduate-awards/richard-sady-awards/jinhe-ye/">2016 Richard Sady Prize</a></h3>
<p>2nd Year Graduate Student Richard Sady Prize Winner: Jinhe Ye</p>Judy Hygema