Distressing Math Collective
The Distressing Math Collective (DMC) provides weekly opportunities for people to de-stress during an informal math lecture on an interesting, but accessible, topic.
Started by a BMC math professor, a BMC undergraduate, and a Haverford undergraduate, DMC has been meeting regularly since 1997. It attracts a mix of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, alumnae, and friends. To learn more about DMC in past years, read this article from the 2015-2016 Math Alumnae Newsletter.
Alishia Nation '23 and Anna Nguyen '25 are the DMC student coordinators for the 2022-2023 academic year.
In the 2022-2023 academic year, DMC will generally meet on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. in a hybrid format. For the Zoom link, please contact Leslie Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alishia Nation (email@example.com), or Anna Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that the start time for the DMC talk on September 21 is 8 p.m. as indicated in the flier for the talk.
Fall 2022 DMC Schedule
|Math Major Summer Experiences Panel|
|Sept. 14||William Dunham, Research Associate in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College||Bryn Mawr College Matriculation Exams from a Century Ago|
|Sept. 21||David Rowe, Professor Emeritus at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany||Emmy Noether (1882-1935): Mathematician Extraordinaire|
|Sept. 28||Kira Hamman, Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics and Director of Honors Program at Penn State Mont Alto||To Infinity and Beyond!|
|Oct. 5||Felicia Pursner '25||Modeling PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)|
|Oct. 12||Fall Break: No DMC|
|Oct. 19||Chloe Shupe '24||Homotopical Models for Metric Spaces and Completeness|
|Oct. 26||Nia Hernandez '23 and Malini Rajbhandari '24||Matrices Whose Field is Inscribed in a Polygon|
|Nov. 2||América Nájera '22||Valuation of Options|
|Nov. 9||Ziva Myer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College||An Introduction to the Braid Group|
|Nov. 16||Loni Tabb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University||The Geography of Structural Racism: From Operationalization to Measuring Spatial (and Spatio-Temporal) Heterogeneity - How Important is Residential Segregation?|
Spring 2023 DMC Schedule
Ellie Schumacher '23
|A Math Major's Summer Recap|
|Feb. 1||Marye Cruz '22||An Application of Actuarial Math in Retirement|
|Feb. 8||Walter Stromquist, Research Associate in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College||The Cubic Function and Other Strange Algebra|
|Feb. 15||Alice Yang '21||Haar Wavelets in Image Signal Processing|
|Feb. 22||Rosalie Tarsala '23||Predicting Galactic Redshift Using Symbolic Regression|
|March 1||Avalon Vanis '23||Reframing Lisa Piccirillo Paper about the Conway Knot|
|March 8||Spring Break: No DMC|
|March 15||Various Speakers||Applying to Graduate School Panel|
|March 22||Zaynab Ghazi '22|
|March 29||Amirah Hewitt '22|
|April 5||Shefali Ramakrishna '22 (tentative)|
|April 12||Various Speakers||Math Major Alumnae Panel|
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