Join the Math and Statistics Department for a variety of stimulating math talks. We will meet "virtually" every Monday from 3:10 p.m. to 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). For those who are on our distribution list, instructions on how to join each virtual meeting will be sent to your Kenyon email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please email Connie Miller at  

Fall 2020

Date Activity Speaker / Details
Sept. 7 Student Research Talks
"High Anticipation: Exploring Trends Between Public Perception and Player Value"
"Draft Decisions in Uncertain Times: Valuing and Simulating NHL Draft Picks"

Fiona Dunn `22

Meg Ellingwood `21
Sept. 14 Student Research Talks 
"The Search for Good Classical and Quantum Codes from Multi-Twisted Codes"
"Polycycyclic Codes"

Thomas Guidotti `21 and Paul Liu `22

Paul Liu `22 and Bryan Yoshino `21
Sept. 21 Student Research Talk
"Adapting the Adaptive Partitioning Design Algorithm"

Ryan Schultz `22

Sept. 28 Student Research Talks
"My Remote Data Scientist Internship at 84.51°"

Michaela Brydon `21

Oct. 5 Faculty Research Talk
"Computing Node Distances in Metric Spaces"
Jim Skon, Professor of Mathematics & Scientific Computing
Oct. 12 Student Research Talk

"Digital Storytelling and Dissemination of Research Findings on Contributions of the Medieval Islamic Civilization to Mathematics and Sciences"

Lynn Butzlaff `22
Oct. 19 Faculty Research Talk
Rebecca Black, Visiting Assistant Professor or Mathematics
Oct. 26 Guest Speaker
"Pythagoras’ Tuning Problem or 'Can You Hear Irrationals?'"

Chris Marx, Oberlin College
Nov. 2

Faculty Research Talk

Bob Milnikel, Professor of Mathematics

Nov. 9 Faculty Research Talk

Adam Lizzi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nov. 16 Faculty Research Talk

Pamela Pyzza, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nov. 23

Guest Speaker
"Become a Mathematician and See the World"

Mike Ulrey

Nov. 30

Faculty Research Talk

Marie Snipes, Associate Professor of Mathematics