Mathematics Faculty

Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708

Science Center 106

Tel 914-395-2342

pording at sarahlawrence dot edu

TEACHING

The New Elements: Mathematics and the Arts, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2018

An Introduction to Real Analysis, Spring 2019

RESEARCH

A note on quasi-alternating Montesinos links (w. Abhijit Champanerkar), J. Knot Theory Ramifications 24 (9) 2015

Constructing doubly-pointed Heegaard diagrams compatible with (1,1) knots, J. Knot Theory Ramifications, 22 (11) 2013

The Ozsváth-Szabó and Rasmussen concordance invariants are not equal (w. Matthew Hedden), Amer. J. Math. 130 (2) 2008, 441-453

On knot Floer homology of satellite (1,1) knots, PhD thesis, Columbia University, 2006

WRITING

99 Variations on a Proof, Princeton, 2019

Parallel Painting: On Kanishka Raja’s Ornament and Translation, in PostWest 2a: Ornament and Translation, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, 2018

Triangle O, Bulletins of the Serving Library 9, 2015

How to Look at Mathematical Objects, interview with Mark Green for exhibition catalog, Man Ray: Human Equations, Hatje Cantz, 2015

Round and Round and Round, Bulletins of the Serving Library 7, 2014

A Definite Intuition, Bulletins of the Serving Library 5, 2013

Mathematical Objects, Cabinet 41, 2011

Mathematical Side Effects and the Art of Al Taylor, catalog essay, Steidl/David Zwirner, 2011

EDITING

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts (w. Roman Kossak), Springer, 2017

The Mathematical Intelligencer, associate editor

CURATING

Model Theories (w. Helena Kauppila), Ford Project, 2012

Proofs and Refutations (w. Alexandra Whitney), David Zwirner gallery, 2011

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts, April 3-5, 2013

Faces of Geometry: 3-Manifolds, Groups & Singularities, June 6-10, 2011

Geometry and Topology Seminar, CUNY

Geometric Topology Seminar, Columbia