Ryan Grady


  • Ph.D. (2012) and M.S. (2009) University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. (2007) Colorado School of Mines

Research Interests

My research program is (broadly) to study the geometry and topology of manifolds through techniques of quantum field theory (QFT) in a mathematically rigorous setting.  In addition, I study some fundamental connections between QFT, derived geometry, and higher Lie theory. 


Here are some of my students and their work:

  • Eric Berry (co-chair), PhD (2021): Additivity of Factorization Algebras and Cohomology of Real Grassmanians
  • Garrett Oren, MS (2021): Centers and Centralizers



Ryan on Emigrant

Cirque on approach to Sacagawea