### Fall 2018

Date

Location

Speaker

Title

9/17

Bryn Mawr

Rebecca Everett

Haverford College

“Using Mathematical and Statistical Modeling to Understand Behavior Change in Problem Drinkers”

9/24

Haverford

John Bergdall

Bryn Mawr College

"Approximating roots: from Newton to the ghost conjecture”

10/1

Bryn Mawr

Jason Cantarella

University of Georgia

“Modeling the ‘Cambrian explosion’ of Topological Polymers”

10/8

Bryn Mawr

Tamar Friedmann

Haverford College

"From Lie Algebras to Catalan Numbers and Beyond"

**10/15****Fall Break****No Talk**

10/22

Haverford

Angela Hicks

Lehigh University

"Symmetric Functions and Beyond"

10/29

Bryn Mawr

David Futer

Temple University

“Can You Hear the Shape of a 3-Manifold?”

11/5

Haverford

Karola Meszaros

Cornell University & Institute for Advanced Study

"Grothendieck polynomials via flow polytopes"

11/12

Bryn Mawr

Will HeuettMarymount University

"Bayesian Model Selection: Removing Our Biases and Allowing the Data to Guide Us"

11/19

Haverford

Isaac Klapper

Temple University

"Linking Microbial Metabolism to Microbial Community Environment"

**11/26**

**No Talk**

12/3

Haverford

Kim Ruane

Tufts University

"A Geometric Proof of Parity of Permutations"