The Grid template

About me.

I am the Phyllis Rappaport New Century Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College. Before coming to Smith, 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.  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.

Office hours for Fall 2019:

Monday 4-5
Tuesday 3:30-5
Thursday 3:30-5
Friday 9:30-10:30

About the artwork.


The digital artwork on this website was done by my brother, Tim Cahn.  The picture above shows a counting machine displayed in the Arithmeum in Bonn.