Math Newsletter: Fall 2022

The semiannual Bryn Mawr Math Newsletter includes recent departmental news and photographs.

Top Stories

Erica J. Graham Wins Association for Women in Mathematics Award
The associate professor of mathematics and a founder of the Mathematically Gifted and Black website, is a winner of the Association for Women in Mathematics’ 2022 AWM Presidential Recognition Award. Read more.

Math Modeling and Sustainability Class Travels to Germany
Professor Victor Donnay traveled with students in his Math Modeling and Sustainability course to Frieburg, Germany, as part of the 360° course cluster Climate Change: Science and Politics. As a Praxis course, students worked with Media Borough to analyze the Borough’s sustainability data to determine financial and carbon savings from green initiatives. Read more.

Honoring Trailblazing Former Faculty Member Emmy Noether
The theater performance Diving into Math with Emmy Noether was performed on campus honoring Noether's extraordinary life and contributions to mathematics and physics. Read more.

Student Summer Experiences

Lisa Adanye '23 worked as a summer research analyst for Russell Reynolds Associate, a private executive search firm.

Foqia Shahid '23 worked as a software engineer in ETF Systems at Aladdin Product Group.

Avalon Vanis AB/MA '23 was a PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)-counselor at Boston University. In this role, Avalon gave a series of seven talks beginning with introductory differential topology and ending in Heegaard and Kirby diagrams for manifolds.

Faculty News and Publications

Bill Dunham, a visiting professor and research associate, has received two awards from the Mathematical Association of America for expository excellence.

Professor Emeritus Helen G. Grundman publishes "Gaussian Happy Numbers" and "Mentoring and Empowering with (Sometimes) Distressing Mathematics."

Associate Professor Djordje Milićević published “Beyond the spherical sup-norm problem” (joint with Blomer, Harcos, and Maga) in the Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées ("Liouville's journal"). This paper opens a new perspective on the sup-norm problem and analytic theory of automorphic forms. Professor Milićević also gave an invited lecture on this work in the international Automorphic Forms Conference organized by the Erdős Center at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary.


On Sept. 7, 2022, the Math Department hosted a Math Major Summer Experiences Panel. Several panelists had internships in the summer of 2022 (Li Gordon-Washington '23 was an Investment Management Intern at Vanguard; Patriciah Ogombe '24 was a Lagim Tehi Tuma (Thinking Together) Fellow; Abhi Suresh '24 was an Investment Intern at Corbin Capital Partners, L.P.), while other panelists had participated in REUs (Yesenia Hernandez '23 and Malini Rajbhandari '24 both participated in the University of Washington Bothell Mathematics REU in Matrix Analysis; Felicia Pursner '25 participated in the Central Convergence Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CC-REU) in Modeling Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at Central Washington University; Chloe Shupe AB/MA '24 participated in the University of Virginia REU in topology).

Shefali Ramakrishna '22 won the EPaDel Student Mathematical Paper Prize. This prize recognizes an outstanding paper written by an undergraduate student in the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Shefali was recognized at the Fall meeting of the MAA EPaDel Section, and received a prize of $200.

Math major representatives Jo Amuso '24 and Chloe Shupe '24 revitalized the Math Department Instagram account.

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