Join the Mathematics 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  

Spring 2021

Date Activity Speaker / Details
February 8 Invited Guest Speaker
"Research Careers at the Federal Reserve"
Ryotaro (Ryo) Tashiro '09
Senior Outreach Economist
Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia
February 15 Invited Guest Speaker
"Communities in Data"
Katherine Moore `12, Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Wake Forrest University
February 22 Invited Guest Speaker
"Going Backwards, Reconstructing Shapes From Topological Data Descriptors"

Robin Belton `16, PhD Candidate
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University
March 1 Invited Guest Speaker
"The Game of Cycles"
Francis Su
Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
March 15 "Pi Day and Declare Your Love For Math Day" Details to follow.
March 22 Faculty Research Talk
"A DIY Project:  Create Your Very Own Multiply Perfect Number!"

Judy Holdener, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Kenyon College
March 29 Faculty Research Talk
Talk:  TBA
Adam Lizzi, Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Kenyon College
April 12 Invited Guest Speaker
Talk:  TBA
Robin Dunn `16, PhD. Candidate
Department of Statistics and Data Science 
Carnegie Mellon University
April 19 Invited Guest Speaker 
Talk:  TBA
Sarah J. Greenwald, Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Appalachian State University
April 26 Invited Guest Speaker
Talk:  TBA
Nathan Huey `13, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard University
May 3 Invited Guest Speaker
Talk:  TBA
Victor Barranca, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Swarthmore College

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, Kenyon College
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
"Intersections: Surprising Applications of Algebraic Geometry Concepts in Linguistics and Language Processing"
Rebecca Black, Visiting Assistant Professor or Mathematics, Kenyon College
Oct. 26 Guest Speaker
"Pythagoras’ Tuning Problem or 'Can You Hear Irrationals?'"

Chris Marx, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Oberlin College
Nov. 2

Faculty Research Talk
"A New(ish) Proof of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem"

Bob Milnikel, Professor of Mathematics, Kenyon College

Nov. 9 Faculty Research Talk
"There Exist Infinitely Many Primes"

Adam Lizzi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Kenyon College

Nov. 16 Faculty Research Talk
"Modeling the Effects of Temperature on Sleep Patterns"

Pamela Pyzza, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Kenyon College

Nov. 23

Guest Speaker
"Mathematics in the Engineering World"

Mike Ulrey `67, Boeing Company (Retired)

Nov. 30

Faculty Research Talk
"An Introduction to Harmonic Functions and Brownian Motion"

Marie Snipes, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kenyon College