Patricia Cahn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Smith College, and has maintained an active musical life alongside her academic career. In addition to playing with the Valley Winds, she is currently principal bass of the Pioneer Valley Symphony and a member of the Smith College Orchestra. She received a PhD in Mathematics from Dartmouth College in 2012, where she played with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra; and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, where she played with the Penn Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum at the University of Bonn.
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