John Bergdall

Assistant Professor
Bryn Mawr College

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Faculty profile (for contact info)

My name is John Bergdall. I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. I joined the college in 2018. For the 2021-22 academic year, I am on a junior sabbatical and visiting the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik.

Teaching, learning, and research are fundamentally human experiences. To succeed at any requires full investment in the others, and proper investment requires holistic approaches centered in student communities.

The mathematics I am most interested in is algebra and number theory. I am amused to no end by the simple nature of questions in number theory, and I appreciate the power of abstraction to organize thoughts

My own research projects focus on phenomena on p-adic families of automorphic forms and Galois representations. It is currently supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation.

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Brief professional bio

Prior to 2018, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University and Boston University. My research at Boston University was partially supported by a National Science Foundation grant. I also spent time at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik.

My Ph.D. was completed at Brandeis University, where my advisor was Joël Bellaïche.

My alma mater is the University of Minnesota.