Bryn Mawr College
My name is John Bergdall. I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. I joined the college in 2018.
Teaching, learning, and research are fundamentally human experiences. To succeed at any requires full investment in the others, and proper investment requires community-centered approaches.
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 appreciative to no end of the power of abstraction to organize thought.
My own research projects focus on phenomena on p-adic families of automorphic forms and Galois representations.
Prior to 2018, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University and Boston University. I also spent time at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik.
My alma mater is the University of Minnesota.