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201920
Fall 2019
Date Location Speaker Title 9/16 Bryn Mawr Elizabeth Drellich
Haverford College"Cars, cartoons, and Cohomology" 9/23 Bryn Mawr Nancy Zhang
University of Pennsylvania/Wharton"Transfer Learning in Single Cell Transcriptomics" 9/30 Haverford Marissa Loving
Georgia Tech"Surfaces: BIG and small" 10/7 Bryn Mawr Tarik Aougab
Haverford College“Properties of Random Curves on Surfaces” 10/14 Fall Break No Talk 10/21 Haverford Thomas Ng
Temple University“Counting and growth in infinite graphs and groups” 10/28 Haverford ChungNan Tzou
Haverford College“Fluid Models with Sharp Interfaces  Clouds and Plumes” 11/4 Haverford Tom Crawford
Swarthmore College“Cusps in Hyperbolic Spaces” 11/11 Bryn Mawr Shelby Wilson
University of Maryland"A mathematical model of temperature effects on human sleep regulation" 11/18 Haverford Jordan Dworkin
University of Pennsylvania"Statistical modeling and analysis of magnetic resonance imaging data" 11/25 Bryn Mawr Mona Merling
University of Pennsylvania“Algebraic Ktheory and Its Connections to Other Fields” 12/2 Bryn Mawr Candice Price
Smith College"Unravelling Biochemistry Mysteries: Knot Theory Applied to Biochemistry” 12/9 Haverford Liz Newman
Emory University"Tensor Linear Algebra: The Next Dimension" Spring 2020
Date Location Speaker Title 2/03 Haverford Nicholas Miller
University of California, Berkeley"Big Mapping Class Groups and Their Actions on Infinite Graphs" 2/10 Bryn Mawr Sydne Record
Bryn Mawr College"Scaling Up Biotic Interactions" 2/17 Haverford Samuel Taylor
Temple University"A Central Limit Theorem for Random Closed Geodesics on Surfaces" 2/24 Bryn Mawr Dan CristafaroGardner
University of California – Santa Cruz & Institute for Advanced Study“The Simplicity Conjecture” 3/2 Bryn Mawr Emelie Curl BMC '14
Christopher Newport University“A Polychromatic Approach to a Turántype Problem in Finite Groups” 3/9 Spring Break No Talk 3/16 Bryn Mawr Linh Truong
Institute for Advanced StudyTBA 3/23 Haverford Sunny Yang Xiao
Brown UniversityTBA 3/30 Bryn Mawr Talithia Williams
Harvey Mudd CollegeTBA 4/6 Haverford Jana Gevertz
The College of New JerseyTBA 4/13 Bryn Mawr Dawn Nelson
St. Peter’s UniversityTBA 
201819
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 3Manifold?” 11/5 Haverford Karola Meszaros
Cornell University & Institute for Advanced Study"Grothendieck polynomials via flow polytopes" 11/12 Bryn Mawr Will Heuett
Marymount 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" Spring 2019
Date Location Speaker Title 2/4 Bryn Mawr Ailana Fraser
University of British Columbia / Institute for Advanced Study2/11 Haverford Anna Pun
Drexel University“An introduction to symmetric functions  a gem in Algebraic Combinatorics”
2/18 Bryn Mawr Amanda Folsom
Amherst College / Institute for Advanced Study2/25 Haverford Nsoki Mavinga
Swarthmore College3/4 Bryn Mawr Nancy Zhang
University of Pennsylvania/Wharton3/11 Spring Break No Talk 3/18 Haverford Michael Stein
University of Chicago“Statistical extremes: Theory and practice” 3/25 Bryn Mawr Zvezdelina Stankova
UC Berkeley“Restricted Patterns of the Past, Present and Future” 4/1 Haverford Nick Battista
The College of New Jersey“Holey Tentacles, Batman! How complex morphologies affect jellyfish swimming performance” 4/8 Haverford Joanna BurtKinderman
Haverford College Alum"Problematizing Math Teaching: A journey from Haverford to revolution in West Virginia math classrooms" 4/15 Bryn Mawr Mira Bernstein
Tufts University"Gerrymandering: Why It's More Complicated Than You Might Think" 4/22 Haverford Andy Eisenberg
Saint Louis University"Rewriting Systems and Gilman's Conjecture" 4/29 Bryn Mawr Stephanie Dick
University of Pennsylvania / History and Sociology of Science"Making Up Minds: Computing and Proof in the Postwar United States" 
201718
Fall 2017
Date Location Speaker Title 9/18 Bryn Mawr Herman Gluck
University of PennsylvaniaHow Much Must You Bend a Rope to Tie a Knot? 9/25 Haverford Kyle Hayden (HC '13)
Boston CollegeYoung Alumni Lecture:
Braids in algebra and topology10/2 Bryn Mawr Robert Buchanan
Millersville UniversityA Novel GeometryBased Cryptosystem 10/9 Haverford Nathan Williams
University of Texas at DallasDoppelgängers 10/16 Fall Break No Talk 10/27 * Bryn Mawr Maria Vega
United States Military AcademyCANCELLED
Smash Coproduct Extensions for Hopf Algebras10/30 Haverford Adam Piggott
Bucknell UniversityGraph products of groups and their automorphisms 11/6 Bryn Mawr Colin Diemer
Institut des hautes etudes scientifiques (IHES)Flips, Flops, and Surgery for Rings and Modules 11/13 Haverford Alanna HoyerLeitzel
Mount Holyoke CollegePossible Quantifications of Resilience 11/20 Thanksgiving No Talk 11/27 Bryn Mawr Charles Cunningham
Haverford College"What's the Shape of a Group?" Spring 2018
Date Location Speaker Title 2/12 Haverford Cristian Gutierrez
Temple UniversityOn the existence of dichromatic single element lenses 2/26 Haverford Nina Xu
Bucknell UniversityExtended Canonical Correlation analysis: beyond oneon one correlation 3/5 Bryn Mawr Karen Taylor
Bronx Community College, CUNY and Bryn Mawr CollegeArithmetic and Modular Forms 3/12 Spring Break No Talk 3/26 Bryn Mawr Dennis DeTurck
University of PennsylvaniaContinuous Symmetries and Linking Integrals 4/2 Haverford Anisah Nu'Man
Ursinus CollegeGeodesic words for groups and formal language theory 4/9 Bryn Mawr Lillian Pierce
Duke University and Institute for Advanced StudyMarching Bands, Prime Numbers, and Sieves: Sometimes Imprecision Wins 4/13
4 p.m.Haverford Thane Plambeck Combinatorial game theory in the Apple and Google App stores 4/16 Haverford Rosemary Guzman
University of ChicagoQuantitative Mostow Rigidity: Relating volume to topology for hyperbolic 3manifolds 4/23 Bryn Mawr
Park 243Rebecca Goldin
George Mason University and STATS/Sense about Science USAShould you believe it? Critical minds in the information age 
201617
Fall, 2016
Date Location Speaker Title Sep 12 Haverford Alexander DiazLopez
Swarthmore CollegePeaks and descents of permutations Sep 19 Bryn Mawr Paul Feehan
Rutgers UniversityReal analytic functions and their role in differential geometry, mathematical physics, and topology Sep 26 Haverford Walter Stromquist
Bryn Mawr CollegeFair Division: Pouring Wine and Cutting Cakes Oct 3 Bryn Mawr Eric Stachura
Haverford CollegeMetamaterial lens design Oct 10 Fall Break No Talk No Talk Oct 17 Haverford Robert Grizzard
University of WisconsinConjugate solutions to linear equations Oct 24 Bryn Mawr Anna Pun
Drexel UniversityOn decomposition of the product of Demazure atom and Demazure characters Oct 31 Haverford Robert Strain
University of PennsylvaniaOn the relativistic VlasovMaxwell System Nov 7 Bryn Mawr Heidi Goodson
Haverford CollegeElliptic Curves over Three Fields Nov 14 Haverford Jake Levinson
University of MichiganSyzygies, Hilbert polynomials, and matrix varieties Nov 21 Bryn Mawr Lise Chlebak
Tufts UniversityA TimeChanged QWiener Process Nov 28 Haverford Shari Moskow
Drexel UniversityInverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution Dec 5 Bryn Mawr Yonatan Aumann
Bar Ilan UniversityFair and Square: Cake Cutting in 2D Spring, 2017
Date Location Speaker Title 1/16 MLK Day No Talk No Talk 1/23 Haverford
Hilles 108*Jason Liao
Merck & Co., Inc.Quantifying an Agreement Study 1/30 Bryn Mawr Chelsea Walton
Temple UniversityQuantum Symmetry 2/6 Haverford Thomas Church
Stanford University & Institute for Advanced StudyThe cap set problem & fast matrix multiplication 2/13 Bryn Mawr Robert Lemke Oliver
Tufts UniversityJoint Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar: Prime Numbers, Randomness, and The Gambler’s Fallacy 2/20 Haverford For information, contact aewolverto [at] haverford.edu">Anne Wolverton. 2/27 Bryn Mawr David Burstein
Swarthmore CollegeAnalyzing Network Dynamics Through Random Graph Models 3/6 Spring Break No Talk No Talk 3/13 Haverford Kathryn Bryant
Collorado CollegeThe Unsolved(!) Inscribed Square Problem 3/20 Bryn Mawr Dubi Kelmer
Boston CollegeShrinking Target Problems, Homogeneous Dynamics, and Diophantine Approximations 3/27
Meet at 4:30 p.m.Haverford Distinguished Visitor Gregory Campbell
Former Director of Biostatistics, FDABiostatistics and Medical Devices: Making a Difference in People’s Health Everyday 4/3
Meet at 4:30 p.m.Haverford Ruthi Hortsch
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
Math Awareness Month!Advanced Mathematical Pathways for Underserved Students 4/10 Bryn Mawr Michael Tait
Carnegie Mellon UniversityApplications of Finite Geometry in Extremal Combinatorics 4/17 Bryn Mawr Helen Moore
BristolMyers SquibbMath Appreciation Week Keynote Address: Mathematical Optimization of Combination Therapy 4/24 Haverford
Hilles 108*Sam Payne
Yale UniversitySimons Senior Thesis Colloquium: Chipfiring on graphs and divisor class groups 
201516
Fall, 2015
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 14Haverford Pavel Grinfeld
Drexel UniversityThe Moving Surface Analogs of Classical Equations of Applied Mathematics Monday
Sep 21Bryn Mawr Amanda French
Haverford CollegeResonance and the Null Condition for Nonlinear Wave Equations Monday
Sep 28Haverford Maureen Carroll
University of ScrantonA Recipe for Games on Planes Monday
Oct 5Bryn Mawr Yixin Guo
Drexel UniversityModeling Thalamocortical Relay Neuron, Parkinsonian Network, and Deep Brain Stimulation Monday
Oct 12FALL BREAK NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Oct 19Haverford Holley Friedlander
Dickinson CollegeRiemann’s Function for Function Fields Monday
Oct 26Bryn Mawr Emese Kennedy
Muhlenberg CollegeSwingup and Stabilization of a Single Inverted Pendulum on a Cart Monday
Nov 2Haverford Greta Panova
University of PennsylvaniaLattice models and symmetric functions Monday
Nov 9Bryn Mawr Ryan Kaliszewski
Drexel UniversityQAnalogs, Binomial Coefficients, and Catalan Numbers Monday
Nov 16Haverford Erica Graham
Bryn Mawr CollegeReproductive Hormone Dynamics: Modeling Regulation and Dysfunction Monday
Nov 23Bryn Mawr Jessica Purcell
Institute of Advanced StudyCusp Volumes of Alternating Knots Monday
Nov 30Haverford Ron Umble
Millersville UniversityMonday
Dec 7Bryn Mawr Andreas Aristolelous
West Chester UniversityModeling Heterogenous Biofilms Spring, 2016
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Jan 25Bryn Mawr Victor Barranca
Swarthmore CollegeCompressed Coding in Sensory Systems: From Sparse Stimuli to Network Structure Monday
Feb 1Haverford Will Gryc
Muhlenberg CollegeAuction Theory: What Math Can Tell Us About eBay, Teacup Auctions, and the Winner's Curse Monday
Feb 8Haverford Bill Gasarch
University of MarylandAdvanced results in the theory of languages and computation which have simple proofs
(Joint with the Computer Science Department)Monday
Feb 15Haverford Nayantara Bhatnagar
University of DelawareLimit Theorems for Longest Monotone Subsequences in Random Mallows Permutations Monday
Feb 22Bryn Mawr Jedidah Isler
Vanderbilt UniversityTBA (Joint with the BMC Physics Department) Monday
Feb 29Haverford Christina Weaver
Franklin & Marshall CollegeMathematical Modeling of Neurons: from Data to Discovery Monday
Mar 7SPRING BREAK NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Mar 14Bryn Mawr Trubee Davison
Haverford CollegeTBA Monday
Mar 21Haverford KyuHwan Lee
University of ConnecticutTBA Monday
Mar 28Bryn Mawr Kathryn Haymaker
Villanova UniversityTBA Monday
Apr 4Haverford Ralph Gomez
Swarthmore CollegeTBA Monday
Apr 11Bryn Mawr Tim Chartier
Davidson CollegeTBA (Math Awareness Keynote Speaker) Monday
Apr 18Haverford Stefanos Aretakis
Princeton UniversityTBA Monday
Apr 25Bryn Mawr Karamatou Yacoubou Djima
Swarthmore CollegeTBA 
201415
Fall 2014
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 8Haverford R. Andrew Hicks
DrexelControlling Ray Bundles with Reflectors Monday
Sep 15Bryn Mawr Jonathan Hanke Quadratic Forms in Number Theory Monday
Sep 22Bryn Mawr Erica Graham
North Carolina State UniversityUsing Mathematics to Understand Why Insulin Resistance is Bad for You, but Can be Good for Your Cells Monday
Sep 29Haverford William Dunham
University of PennsylvaniaAn Afternoon with Euler Monday
Oct 6Bryn Mawr Rachel Hall
St. Joseph's UniversitySubmajorization and the Geometry of Unordered Collections, with Applications to Music and Welfare Economics Monday
Oct 20Haverford Isabel Averill
Bryn MawrBuilding a Theorem: Start to Finish Monday
Oct 27Bryn Mawr Tara Holm
Cornell University and the Institute for Advanced StudyThe Geometry of Origami: How the ancient Japanese art triumphed over Euclid Monday
Nov 3Haverford Katherine Scranton
YaleParameter estimation in population ecology: An approximate Bayesian computation approach for stochastic models Monday
Nov 10Haverford Ben Salisbury
Central Michigan UniversityWhat is a Crystal? Monday
Nov 17Bryn Mawr Kristopher Tapp
St. Joseph’s UniversityThe Mathematics of Measuring SelfDelusion Monday
Nov 24Haverford Paul Bernhardt
VillanovaJoint Modeling: When One Model is Not Enough Monday
Dec 1Bryn Mawr Annalisa Crannell
Franklin & Marshall CollegeIn the Shadow of Desargues Monday
Dec 8Haverford Robert Buchanan
MillersvilleMathematics of PariMutuel Wagering Spring 2015
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Feb 2Haverford Lili Dworkin
University of PennsylvaniaMultiArmed Bandits: How to Win in Vegas Monday
Feb 9Bryn Mawr Vin de Silva
Pomona CollegeTopological Persistence via Category Theory Monday
Feb 16Haverford Ronald Perline
Drexel UniversityMirrors, thin films, and related geometry Monday
Feb 23Bryn Mawr Benjamin J. Galluzzo
Shippensburg UniversityIf Math (Modeling) is the Answer, What's the Question? Monday
Mar 2Haverford
Simons Senior Thesis ColloquiumMegan Owen
CUNYStatistics in Tree Space Monday
Mar 16No colloquium Monday
Mar 23Bryn Mawr Maksym Radziwill
Rutgers UniversityAround the Moebius function Monday
Mar 30Haverford
4:30Sergey Fomin
University of MichiganComputing without subtracting (and/or dividing) Monday
Apr 6Haverford Nicholas J. Horton
Amherst CollegeAdjusting for Nonresponse in the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Monday
Apr 13Bryn Mawr
4pm sharp
Park 243Ivars Peterson Pancake Sorting, Prefix Reversals, and DNA Rearrangements Monday
Apr 20Swarthmore
Sci Ctr 199
4:30pmJordan Ellenberg
University of WisconsinUncertainty and Contradiction Tuesday
Apr 21Swarthmore
Sci Ctr 199
4:30pmJordan Ellenberg
University of WisconsinSpinning a needle in a finte field Monday
Apr 27Haverford Sue Khim
brilliant.orgThe mission of brilliant.org 
201314
Fall 2013
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 9Haverford Daniel Studenmund
University of ChicagoHidden symmetries of groups Monday
Sep 16Bryn Mawr Gabe Feinberg
Haverford CollegeCatalan’s Numbers and Some Representation Theoretic Applications Monday
Sep 23Haverford Tina Garrett
St. Olaf CollegeThe Mathematics of Good Will Hunting Monday
Sep 30Bryn Mawr Tim Feeman
Villanova UniversityThe ART of Tomography Monday
Oct 7Haverford William Traves
US Naval AcademyGeneralizing Pascal's Theorem Monday
Oct 14FALL BREAK NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Oct 21Bryn Mawr Irina Mitrea
Temple UniversityThe Art of Integration by Parts (and why everybody should know this) Monday
Oct 28Haverford Liz McMahon
Lafayette CollegeAffine Geometry Inspired by the Game of SET® Monday
Nov 4Bryn Mawr John Boller
University of ChicagoA Little padic Analysis Monday
Nov 11Haverford Isaac Klapper
Temple UniversityTwo Tales of a Microbial City Monday
Nov 18Bryn Mawr Daniel Ruberman
Brandeis UniversityWhere can you put a nonorientable surface? Monday
Nov 25Haverford Zach Hamaker
Dartmouth CollegeRandom Sorting Networks Monday
Dec 2Haverford Anna Bertiger
University of WaterlooThe Rim Hook Rule Friday
Dec 6Bryn Mawr
Note time: Friday 3pmSarah Kate Wilson
Santa Clara UniversityBlinded by the Light Spring 2014
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Jan 27Haverford Mark Dominus Topology of Data Types Monday
Feb 3Bryn Mawr Ivana Božić
Harvard UniversityEvolutionary Dynamics of Targeted Cancer Therapy Monday
Feb 10Haverford Rachel Epstein
Swarthmore CollegeThe ChurchTuring Thesis and its Controversy Monday
Feb 17Bryn Mawr Lynne Steuerle Schofield
Swarthmore CollegeMeasurement Error in Variables that Predict STEM Retention Monday
Feb 24Haverford Amanda Knecht
Villanova UniversityUnirational Parameterizations of Cubic Surfaces Monday
Mar 3Bryn Mawr Leila Schneps
Institut de Mathematiques de JussieuMathematics in the Courtroom: Uncharted Territory Monday
Mar 17Bryn Mawr Kristine L. Snyder
(BMC '02)
University of MichiganBrain and Body Dynamics in Human Locomotion Monday
Mar 24Haverford Daniel Orr
Virginia TechThe Toda lattice in algebra and geometry Tuesday
Mar 25Haverford Michael Stein
University of ChicagoClimate Model Emulation and Future Climate Simulation Monday
Mar 31Bryn Mawr Mihai Stoiciu
Williams CollegeThe Eigenvalue Distribution for Random Jacobi and CMV Matrices Monday
Apr 7Haverford Chris Ryan
University of Chicago
Booth School of BusinessDuality theory via FourierMotzkin Elimination Monday
Apr 14Bryn Mawr Chantal David
Concordia University and Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, MontréalOne level density for families of Lfunctions attached to elliptic curves Wednesday
Apr 23Haverford Suresh Venkatasubramanian
University of Utah and
UC BerkeleyMetaclustering Monday
Apr 28Bryn Mawr Antonella Grassi
University of PennsylvaniaNoetherLefschetz loci and polytopes 
201213
Fall 2012
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 10Bryn Mawr Karl Schaffer
De Anza CollegeThe Dance of Mathematics & the Mathematics of Dance Monday
Sep 17Bryn Mawr Elizabeth Beazley
Haverford CollegeMatrix groups, Newton polygons, and the quantum Bruhat graph Monday
Sep 24Haverford Djordje Milićević
Bryn Mawr CollegeKloostermania in confined spaces Monday
Oct 1Bryn Mawr Eugenio Calabi
University of PennsylvaniaThe Affine Geometry of Convex Bodies Monday
Oct 8Haverford Benjamin Seibold
Temple UniversityThe Analogy of Phantom Traffic Jams and Detonation Waves Monday
Oct 29Haverford
CANCELLEDPatricia Cahn
University of PennsylvaniaCounting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces (Cancelled) Monday
Nov 5Bryn Mawr David Benson
NetJets Inc.An Aircraft Crew Scheduling Problem that Satisfies Company and Employee Preferences Modeled and Solved as a MixedInteger Program Monday
Nov 12Haverford Elizabeth Niese
Marshall UniversityA qanalogue of the hooklength formula Monday
Nov 19Bryn Mawr Ami Radunskaya
Pomona CollegeUsing mathematics to design cancer vaccines Monday
Nov 26Bryn Mawr Katie Haymaker
University of NebraskaRewriting codes using finite geometries Monday
Dec 3Haverford
4:30 in H109Erica Flapan
Pomona CollegeMirror Image Symmetry from Different Viewpoints Monday
Dec 10Haverford Ryan Vinroot
College of William and MaryCombinatorics of finite fields and symmetric functions Spring 2013
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Jan 28Haverford Patricia Cahn
University of PennsylvaniaCounting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces Monday
Feb 4Bryn Mawr Klaus Volpert
Villanova UniversityThe Math and Magic of Financial Derivatives Monday
Feb 11Haverford Rosa McCullagh
University of Chicago Laboratory SchoolVisualization in High School Mathematics Monday
Feb 18Bryn Mawr
Park 338Lily S. Khadjavi
Loyola Marymount UniversitySocial Justice and Mathematics: Analyzing police practice in Los Angeles Monday
Feb 25Haverford Andrew Cooper
University of PennsylvaniaUsing the heat equation to shorten curves (and other Lagrangian submanifolds Monday
Mar 4Bryn Mawr Cecilia Diniz Behn
Gettysburg CollegeDynamics of sleepwake regulation Monday
Mar 11SPRING BREAK NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Mar 18Haverford Whitney George
West Chester UniversityPositive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property Monday
Mar 25Bryn Mawr Nalini Anantharaman
Université ParisSud (Orsay) and Institute for Advanced StudyOrder and chaos in wave propagation Monday
Apr 1Bryn Mawr David Kung
St. Mary's College of MarylandCloser to Fair: Mathematics and Social Justice Monday
Apr 8Haverford Ralph Gomez
Swarthmore CollegeA Brief Tour of Sasakian Geometry Monday
Apr 15Haverford Alden Walker
University of ChicagoFinding surface maps with linear programming Monday
Apr 22Bryn Mawr Peter Sarnak
Princeton University and Institute for Advanced StudyThin matrix groups and Diophantine analysis 
201112
Fall 2011
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 12Haverford Weiwen Miao,
Haverford CollegeThe Use of Statistical Tests in Discrimination Cases Monday
Sep 19Bryn Mawr Melanie Edwalds,
Princeton UniversityAn Introduction to the Mathematics of Optimal Control Theory Monday
Sep 26Haverford
4:15Greg Schneider,
Bryn Mawr CollegeOn the Classification of Legendrian Rational Tangles Monday
Oct 3Bryn Mawr Richard McGehee,
University of MinnesotaGlacial Cycles: Mathematics and the 100,000Year Problem Monday
Oct 10No Colloquium
(Fall Break)Monday
Oct 17Haverford Anthony Licata,
The Institute for Advanced Study and Australian National UniversityNatural numbers, vector spaces, additive categories, and so forth Monday
Oct 24Bryn Mawr Klaus Volpert,
Villanova UniversityThe Mathematics of Income Inequality Monday
Oct 31Haverford Scott Cook,
Swarthmore CollegeMathematics of the bad bounce Monday
Nov 7Bryn Mawr Marie Snipes,
Kenyon CollegeSoap Films, Image Processing, and the "Flat Chains" of Geometric Measure Theory Monday
Nov 14Haverford M. Brad Henry,
Siena CollegeHunting for connections among Legendrian knot invariants Monday
Nov 21No Colloquium Monday
Nov 28Bryn Mawr Timothy DeVries,
Haverford CollegeCounting by climbing Spring 2012
Date Location Speaker Title Tuesday
Feb. 21Bryn Mawr Djordje Milićević
Max Planck Institute and Bryn Mawr CollegeMany ways in which things oscillate Monday
March 12Bryn Mawr Haggai Nuchi
University of PennsylvaniaIntegral formulas for linking of curves Thursday
March 22Haverford
4:30 in H109Nick Patterson
Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardAnalysis of ancient DNA Friday
March 23Haverford
4:30 in H109Nick Patterson
Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardUsing exact ascertainment and joint spectra to learn human genetic history Monday
March 26Bryn Mawr Jodi Black
Bucknell UniversityOn Generalizations of Springer's Theorem Monday
April 2Haverford Chris Atkinson
TempleShape and size in hyperbolic space Wednesday
April 4Bryn Mawr Alissa Crans
Loyola Marymount UniversityMonday
April 9Bryn Mawr Austin Daughton
Temple UniversityHamburger's Theorem and the "Big Mac Theorem" Monday
April 16Haverford Ellen Gasparovic
University of North CarolinaMonday
April 23Bryn Mawr Dave Futer
Temple UniversityThe Rental Harmony Theorem 
201011
Fall 2010
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 13Haverford Ryan Blair, University of Pennsylvania Knot Width is Additive Monday
Sep 20Haverford Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia Inscribed Polygons and the Square Peg Problem Monday
Sep 27Bryn Mawr Joshua Sabloff, Haverford College Monday
Oct 4Bryn Mawr Raina Robeva Monday
Oct 11NO COLLOQUIUM  FALL BREAK Monday
Oct 18Haverford Fred Cohen, University of Rochester Disks, Circles, and Subspaces of their Products Monday
Oct 25Bryn Mawr Radmila Sazdanović, University of Pennsylvania Monday
Nov 1Haverford Monday
Nov 8Bryn Mawr Kevin Ross, Swarthmore College Monday
Nov 15Haverford Andrew Obus, Columbia University Monday
Nov 22NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Nov 29Bryn Mawr Jenniver Paulhus, Villanova University Spring 2011
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Feb 14Haverford Jeff Jauregui, University of Pennsylvania Mathematical relativity and nonnegative scalar curvature Monday
Feb 21Bryn Mawr
4:00Walt Stromquist, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges The mathematics of threecandidate elections Monday
Feb. 28Bryn Mawr Jeremy Brandman, Courant Institute Fighting crime and saving lives with mathematics Monday
Mar 7No Colloquium
(Spring Break)Monday
Mar 14Haverford Louis Theran, Temple University The rigidity transition in random graphs Monday
Mar 21Haverford Kim Plofker, Union College Infinite series in ancient India Monday
Mar 28Bryn Mawr Rob Manning, Haverford Mathematical Models for DNA Looping or Cyclization Monday
April 4Bryn Mawr Gregory Schneider, University at Buffalo, SUNY Knots, Links, Braids...and Paper Strips Wednesday
April 6Bryn Mawr
4:00Colin Adams, Williams College Blown Away: What Knot to Do When Sailing Monday
April 11Bryn Mawr Sarah Greenwald, Appalachian State Good News Everyone! Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama Monday
April 18Haverford Antonio Marciano, Haverford (Physics) Canceled 
200910
Fall 2009
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Sep 14Haverford Joan Licata, Stanford University Grid Diagrams and Knot Invariants Monday
Sep 21Haverford Rebecca Vandiver, Bryn Mawr College Morphoelasticity: The Mechanics and Mathematics of Elastic Growth Monday
Sep 28Bryn Mawr Walter Stromquist, Swarthmore College Three Stories Monday
Oct 5Bryn Mawr Colton Magnant, Lehigh University Painting the Office Monday
Oct 19Haverford Ben Coleman & Kevin Hartshorn, Moravian College (joint colloquium with Computer Science) Game, SET, Math Monday
Oct 26Bryn Mawr Jeana Mastrangeli, Lockheed Martin Polarization, Depolarization, and a Model: A Brief Introduction Monday
Nov 2Haverford Danny Kaplan, Macalester College Untangling Causation in Complex Systems Monday
Nov 9Bryn Mawr Brandy Rapatski, Richard Stockton College Mathematical Modeling of the HIV Epidemic Monday
Nov 16Haverford Philippe Guyenne, University of Delaware Modeling and Simulation of Water Waves Monday
Nov 30Bryn Mawr Sarah Bryant, Gettysburg College Subordinate Killed Brownian Motion Spring 2010
Date Location Speaker Title Monday
Jan 25Haverford Erica Greene (HC '10) and Jonathan Lima (HC '10), Haverford College "A Foray into Statistical Poetry" and "Symmetric Function Inequalities" Monday
Feb 1Bryn Mawr Walter Huddell, Eastern University The Distributional Derivative Monday
Feb 8Haverford Ben Allen (HC '02), Boston University Evolutionary Game Theory in Structured Populations Monday
Feb 15Haverford Valentina Joukhovitski Topology of Links and Knots (Or, how I learned to enjoy math) Monday
Feb 22Bryn Mawr Sunil Chetty, Colorado College
(NOTE: Talk begins at 4:30)Diophantine Equations and Number Theory Monday
Mar 1Bryn Mawr Jonelle Hook, Lehigh University The Classification of Critical Graphs and StarCritical Ramsey Numbers Monday
Mar 8NO COLLOQUIUM  SPRING BREAK Monday
Mar 15Haverford Tim deVries, University of Pennsylvania Mathematical connections in combinatorial enumeration Monday
Mar 22Bryn Mawr Mirko Visontai, University of Pennsylvania The MCP conjecture Monday
Mar 29NO COLLOQUIUM Monday
Apr 5Bryn Mawr Betty Mayfield, MAA and Hood College Women and Mathematics in the Time of Euler Monday
Apr 12Bryn Mawr Michelle Craddock, US Military Academy Reflexivity For Fremlin Tensor Products of Banach Lattices Monday
Apr 19Bryn Mawr Sarah Hews, Swarthmore College HBV Models: the role of hepatocytes on persisent infection Monday
Apr 26Haverford Peter Horn, Columbia University Generalizing the Genus of a Knot 
200809
Fall 2008
Date Location Speaker Title Sep 8 Haverford Jennifer Boyko '09 and Taylor Burmeister '09
Haverford CollegeBoyko: The Effect of Missingness on the Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease Modifying Drug Clinical Trails
Burmeister: Local Edge Detection with WaveletsSep 15 NO COLLOQUIUM Sep 22 Bryn Mawr Stephan Wehrli
Columbia University"New invariants for sutured 3manifolds" Sep 29 Bryn Mawr Linda Chen
Swarthmore"Enumerative Geometry, Combinatorics, and Algebra" Oct 6 Haverford Michael Lavine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst"What is Bayesian Statistics and Why Everything Else is Wrong" Oct 7
Lunch/Tea
11:00 a.m.
Talk 11:30Haverford
Sharpless AuditoriumMichael Lavine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst"Spike Trains and Human Brains" Oct 13 Fall Break NO COLLOQUIUM Oct 20 Haverford Rob Ghrist
University of Pennsylvania"Euler Calculus and Sensor Networks" Oct 27 Bryn Mawr Helen Wong
Bowdoin College"Distinguishing 3dimensional manifolds" Nov 3 Haverford Dave Futer
Temple University"The Space Around a Knot" Nov 10 Bryn Mawr Sarah Mason
Davidson College"Permutations, partitions, and 'fue de taquin'" Nov 17 Bryn Mawr David Lippel
Haverford College"Ominimal structures: tame fragments of analysis" Nov 24 Haverford Laura HallSeelig
University of Massachusetts, Amherst"Finite Fields, Curves, Points, and Genera" Dec 1 Haverford Patrick Clarke
University of Pennsylvania"Morse Theory, Topology, and Physics" Spring 2009
Date Location Speaker Title Wednesday
Jan 21Bryn Mawr Rebecca Vandiver
University of Arizona"Differential Growth and Residual Stress in Cylindrical Elastic Structures" Tuesday
Jan 27Bryn Mawr Nessy Tania
University of Utah"Mathematical Models of Calcium Regulation" Thursday
Jan 29Bryn Mawr Dylan Shepardson
Georgia Institute of Technology"Modeling Adaptable Behavior in Neurons" (How Mathematics can get on your Nerves) Monday
Feb 2
3:30 p.m.Bryn Mawr Fang Chen
Oxford College of Emory Univ."Dividing a system of weights into two groups of equal mass" Monday
Feb 2Haverford Siggy Moore '09
Haverford College"An injective proof of strong qlogconvexity for Bell polynomials" Thursday
Feb 5Bryn Mawr Amy N. Myers
Bryn Mawr College"Coke and Pepsi and the Binomial Distribution" Monday
Feb 9Bryn Mawr Kristen Sellke
University of Connecticut"A Journey through Mathematics with the Fibonacci Sequence" Monday
Feb 16Bryn Mawr Maya Kiehl
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute"Abstract Sets and DeMorgan's Laws" Monday
Feb 23Haverford No Colloquium Rescheduled to Mon Apr 13
Monday
Mar 2Bryn Mawr Clay Shonkwiler
University of Pennsylvania"Linking Integrals in Hyperspheres" Monday
Mar 16Haverford Nick Horton
Smith College"Much ado about nothing: methods and software implementations to estimate incomplete data regression models" Monday
Mar 23Bryn Mawr Charles Buehrle and
Mark Skandera
Lehigh University"Clausen's construction of irreducible representations of the symmetric group" Monday
Mar 30Haverford David Shea VelaVick
University of Pennsylvania"Triple linking numbers, ambiguous Hopf invariants and integral formulas for threecomponent links" Monday
Apr 6Bryn Mawr John Baldwin
Princeton University"On the spectral sequence from Khovanov homology to Heegaard Floer homology" Monday
Apr 13Bryn Mawr Clay Shonkwiler
University of Pennsylvania"Linking Integrals in Hyperspheres" Monday
Apr 20Haverford
KINSC H108*Ayako Fukui
Bryn Mawr College"Lp Boundedness of Oscillatory Singular Inegral Operators" Monday
Apr 27Haverford Richard Ball
and Bill Huber
Haverford College"Campaign Strategies and the Electoral College System" 
200708
Fall 2007
Date Location Speaker Title Sep 10 Haverford Ethan Alguire '09
Haverford College"The Flask on the Hard Drive: How to Be a Chemist and Not Get Your Hands Dirty" Sep 17 Bryn Mawr Jane Holsapple Long (BMC '02)
University of Maryland"Group Cohomology and Free Actions on Products of Spheres" Sep 24 Bryn Mawr Elisenda Grigsby
Columbia University"Combinatorial Knot Floer Homology for Knots in Lens Spaces" Oct 1 Haverford Peter Storm
University of Pennsylvania"Imagining Hyperbolic Space from the Inside" Oct 8 Haverford Davide Cervone
Union College"The Hypercube and Hypersphere: Breaking them Down and Building the Up" Oct 15 Fall Break NO COLLOQUIUM Oct 22 Bryn Mawr Daniel Krashen
University of Pennsylvania"Division Algebras and Geometry" Nov 5 Bryn Mawr Puneet Batra
Columbia University"Anomalies in Gauge Theories" Friday Nov 16
4:15 pmHaverford Sharpless Auditorium Eric Maskin*
Institute for Advanced Study"How Should Presidents Be Elected" Nov 19 Bryn Mawr Keith Burns
Northwestern University"A Simple Proof of Sharkovsky's Theorem" Nov 26 Haverford Bruce Char
Drexel University"Explorations in the Characterization of Mathematical Handwriting" Thursday
Nov 29
3:30 pm H110Haverford Austin Parker '02
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland, College Park"How Computers Play Poker: Algorithms for Imperfect Information Games" Dec 3 Bryn Mawr Juliana Belding "Curves, Cryptography and Calculus: A Weil Pairing on Elliptic Curves over the Dual Numbers" Dec 4 Haverford Aaron Block '02
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillTBA Spring 2008
Date Location Speaker Title Jan 28 Haverford Amy Myers
Bryn Mawr College"The Outstanding Elements of Permutations and Words" Feb 4 Bryn Mawr John Flynn
Haverford College"An examination of the size of the image for polynomial maps over finite fields." Feb 13 Haverford Laurie Rubel
CUNY Brooklyn"Research in Mathematics Education: Battlefields and Beyond" Feb 18 Bryn Mawr Ana Cannas da Silva
Princeton University"From hermitian matrices to symplectic geometry and back again" Feb 25 Haverford Jayadev Athreya
Princeton University"Billiards, ergodic theory, and number theory" Mar 3 NO COLLOQUIUM Mar 10 Spring Break NO COLLOQUIUM Mar 17 Haverford SarahMarie Belcastro
Smith College"EdgeColoring Graphs on Surfaces: Recent Progress on Grünbaum's Conjecture" Mar 19 Bryn Mawr Freeman Hrabowski
University of Maryland"Strategies that Support Student Success in the Sciences" Mar 24 Bryn Mawr Dennis DeTurck
University of Pennsylvania"Exploiting invariance, from freshman calculus to linking integrals" Mar 31 Haverford Darren Glass
Gettysburg College"Cyptography, Coding Theory, and Curve Interpolation" Apr 7 Bryn Mawr
Park 243Herbert S. Wilf
University of Pennsylvania"Sister Celine, as I knew her" Apr 14 Haverford George Cobb
Mount Holyoke"Markov Chain Monte Carlo: A Course for Math Majors" Apr 15 Haverford
Sharpless AudGeorge Cobb
Mount Holyoke"Two Statisticians and One Serial Murderer" Apr 21 Bryn Mawr Janet Talvacchia
Swarthmore College"Generalized Geometry" Apr 28 Haverford
Final 07/08 ColloquiumRob Kusner
Univ of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Pennsylvania"Lengths and Crossing Numbers of Knotted Ropes and Strips" 
200607
Fall 2006
Date Location Speaker Title Sep 18 Bryn Mawr Sarah Crown
University of Michigan"Cyclic Homology of the Coloring Complex of Simple, Connected Graphs" Sep 25 Haverford David Crombecque
Bryn Mawr College"NonOrientable Contact Structures on 3Manifolds" Oct 5 Haverford Tara Brendle
Cornell University"Mapping Class Groups: Progress and Problems" Oct 9 Bryn Mawr Peter Roquette
Heidelberg"Hermann Weyl and Emmy Noether" Oct 16 FALL BREAK Oct 23 Bryn Mawr Ty Cunningham
Bryn Mawr College"Moving Cycloids" Oct 30 Haverford Daniel Studenmund '08 "Linking Graphs on a Circle" Nov 6 Bryn Mawr Charles Livingston
Indiana University"Fourdimensional Aspects of Classical Knot Theory" Nov 13 Haverford Steve C. Wang
Swarthmore College"Dating the Demise of the Dinosaurs" Nov 20 Bryn Mawr Stephen Wang
Haverford CollegeHow to Zoom Out Nov 27 Haverford Alan Baker
Department of Philosophy
Swarthmore CollegeMathematical Impossibilities Spring 2007
Date Location Speaker Title Jan 29 Bryn Mawr Constance Leidy
University of Pennsylvania"Knots and the Fourth Dimension" Feb 6 Haverford Tim McMurry
DePaul University"Nonparametric Regression with Infinite Order FlatTop Kernels" Feb 8 Haverford Arthur Berg
University of California  San Diego"A Statistical Journey through Historic Haverford" Feb 12 Haverford Leah Jager
Grinnell College"A trip to the dressing room  does your probability model fit properly?" Feb 14 Haverford Weiwen Miao
Mavalester College"The Use of Statistics in the Legal System" Feb 19 Haverford Janet Rosenbaum
Harvard University"Do teenagers always tell the truth? Estimating the prevalence of adolescent risk behaviors from inconsistent selfreport" Feb 26 Bryn Mawr Angela Gibney
University of Pennsylvania"What is a moduli space and why do algebraic geometers love them?" Mar 5 Haverford Aldan Walker '07
Haverford College"Decision Trees and Fundamental Complexity, or Topology: It's Not Just for Topologist" Mar 913 SPRING BREAK Mar 19 Bryn Mawr Kristopher Tapp
Williams College"Symmetry and Curvature" Mar 26 Haverford Victor Moll
Tulane University"Pretty pictures from Interesting integrals" Apr 2 Bryn Mawr Katherine Okikiolu
University of California  San Diego"Spectral zeta functions and Sobolevtype inequalities on manifolds" Apr 9 Haverford Timothy Y. Chow
Center for Communications Research"Counting Lattice Paths that Avoid a Boundary" Apr 16 Bryn Mawr Robert Ghrist
University of Illinois"Topology, Algebra, and Sensor Networks" Apr 23 Bryn Mawr Ciprian Manolescu
Columbia University"Combinatorial Floer Homology" Apr 30 Haverford TBA TBA 
200506
Fall 2005
Date Location Speaker Title Sep 12 Haverford Allison Cuttler (Haverford College '06) What I Did at my Summer REU Sep 19 Bryn Mawr Mark Skandera (Haverford College) Total Nonnegativity Sep 26 Haverford David Goldschmidt
(Institute for Defense Analyses)Breaking ENIGMA: Applied Group Theory in Action Oct 3 Bryn Mawr Dr. Stanislav Dubrovskiy
(Keio University)Classifying a Pair of Matrices Oct 7 Fall Break  Classes resume Oct 17 Oct 17 Haverford John Meier (Lafayette College) From Poincare to Perelman: An Introduction to Classifying Manifolds Oct 24 Bryn Mawr Walter Stromquist Helping the Navy Search for Lost Objects Oct 31 Haverford Don Davis (Lehigh University) Binomial Coefficients and Roots of Unity in Topology Nov 7 Bryn Mawr Dr. Elisenda Grigsby
(UC Berkeley and Columbia University)Modern Algebraic Invariants of 3Manifolds Nov 14 Haverford Constance Leidy
(University of Pennsylvania)Knot Diagram Moves Nov 21 Bryn Mawr Professor Victor Donnay
(Bryn Mawr College)Ergodic and NonErgodic Metrics on Embedded Surfaces Nov 28 Haverford Kathi Crow (Gettysburg University Counterexamples in Ring Theory Dec 5 Bryn Mawr CANCELLED Spring 2006
Date Location Speaker Title Jan 30 Haverford Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers) How I Got HOOKED into Doing Combinatorics Feb 6 Bryn Mawr Dr. Jill Jordan (Bryn Mawr College) A Polynomial Invariant for Legendrian Links Feb 20 Haverford Noel Watson (Harvard) Human Behavioral Dynamics in Supply Chain Management Mar 27 Haverford Jim Reeds (Center for Communications Research) Large Deviation Rate for a Lattice Path Counting Problem. Slides from the talk are also available! Apr 10 Haverford Robin Pemantle (Penn) Solving Equations Apr 17 Bryn Mawr CANCELLED Apr 24 Haverford Garikai Campbell (Swarthmore) A Bunch of Problems (involving rational distances) I Can't Solve: an Introduction to Elliptic Curves 
200405
Spring 2005
Date Location Speaker Title Jan 31 Bryn Mawr Selman Akbulut (Michigan State) Calibrated manifolds and gauge theory Feb 7 Haverford Mark Dominus Arithmetic with Continued Fractions Feb 14 Bryn Mawr Josh Sabloff (Haverford) How Many Ways Can You ParallelPark a Unicycle? Feb 22 Haverford William Dunham (Muhlenberg) A Tribute to Euler Feb 28 Bryn Mawr (Cancelled due to snow) Mar 15 Haverford Helene Tyler (Manhattan College) Computing Modules Over Finite Dimensional Algebras Mar 21 Bryn Mawr Sema Salur (Northwestern and IAS) Deformation theory of calibrated submanifolds Mar 28 Haverford R. Andrew Hicks (Drexel) Sideview Mirrors and Panoramic Cameras Apr 4 Bryn Mawr Yibiao Pan (University of Pittsburgh and Bryn Mawr) Convolution operators and oscillatory integrals Apr 11 Math Awareness Day at Bryn Mawr! Apr 18 Bryn Mawr Effie Kalfagianni (Michigan State and IAS) Crossing changes and knot invariants Apr 25 Haverford Craig Sutton (UPenn) Manifolds of Positive Sectional Curvature