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2018-19 Schedule

The Swarthmore College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites you to join us for Colloquium talks. Unless otherwise specified, the Math/Stat Colloquium will be held in Science Center 199 (unless otherwise noted), Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 (with refreshments at 4:15).

Date Speaker Title (click to see flyer and abstract)
Sep 11

Diana Davis
(Swarthmore College)

Periodic billiard paths on the regular pentagon
Sep 25

Sarah Gelles
(Baltimore Orioles)

The Continuing Evolution of Baseball Analytics
Oct 2

Elizabeth Drellich
(Swarthmore College)

Splines: a story of Animation and Algebra

Oct 9

Emily Riehl
(Johns Hopkins University)

2018-19 Kaori Kitao Lecture:
Categorifying Cardinal Arithmetic

Oct 23

Rebecca Everett
(Haverford College)

Using mathematical and statistical modeling to understand behavior change in problem drinkers

Oct 30

Beth Malmskog
(Colorado College & Villanova University)

What (quilting) circles can be squared?
(SC 101)
Nov 20 Math/Stat Dept Math 97 Poster Session
(2:45-4:15, Math/Stat Common Room & SC 158)
Apr 3-4

Steven Strogatz
(Cornell University)

2018-2019 Dresden Lectures:
I. Synchronization in nature
II. An unexpected phase transition in a growing graph

(SC 101)

Apr 30 Steffen Marcus
Log(Algebraic Geometry)
Oct 21-22, 2019 Francis Su
(Harvey Mudd College)

2018-2019 Dresden Lectures:

I. Mathematics for Human Flourishing
II. Voting in Agreeable Societies

(SC 101)

Apr 14, 2020 Melanie Matchett Wood
(University of Wisconsin)

2019-2020 Kaori Kitao Lecture