The Grid template

About me.

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Smith College. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany, and a Hans Rademacher Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. I received a PhD from Dartmouth College in 2012, where my advisor was Vladimir Chernov. I was an undergraduate here at Smith, and graduated in 2006.  My research is in geometric and low-dimensional topology.

Contact information.

My email is pcahn at smith dot edu, and my office is Burton Hall 313.

About the artwork.

The digital artwork in the headers of this website was done by my brother, Tim Cahn.  Photo from geometry class by Emily Chang PB '18.