## Expository Articles, Talks, Notes, and Creative Writing

## Ursula Whitcher

- AMS Feature Columns
- Expository Articles
- Talks
- Creative Writing and Mathematical Culture
- Reviews
- Notes
## AMS Feature Columns

- The Battle of Numbers
- The Once and Future Feature Column
- Risk Analysis and Romance
- Quantifying Injustice
- From Strings to Mirrors
- Topological Quantum Field Theory for Vampires
## Expository Articles

- Counting points with Berglund-Hübsch-Krawitz mirror symmetry
- Appeared in the Crossing the Walls in Enumerative Geometry conference proceedings.
- Measuring Gender Representation on Editorial Boards in the Mathematical Sciences, with Andrew J. Bernoff.
- Beyond the Black Box, with Jeroen Demeyer and William Stein.
- Appeared in the Notices of the AMS.
- Making a Hash of Things, with Adam A. Smith.
Math Horizons, November 2015.- Reflexive polytopes and lattice-polarized K3 surfaces
Calabi-Yau Varieties: Arithmetic, Geometry, and Physics,Fields Institute Monographs.- From Polygons to String Theory, with Charles Doran.
- Appeared in
Mathematics Magazine, December 2012.- Awarded the 2015 Merten Hasse Prize for exposition.
## Talks

Selected slides or video from talks.

- Hypergeometric decomposition of symmetric K3 pencils
- BIRS has posted a video of the corresponding talk.
- MathSciNet for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- A demo from the 2021 Joint Math Meetings.
- Symmetry breaking: constructing a career in mathematics
- Slides from a talk for the Swarthmore College Women+ in Mathematics and Statistics club
- Visibility and Wikipedia
- Slides from a SACNAS talk on "Visibility in the Mathematical Sciences"
- Mirror, Mirror: String Theory and Pairs of Polyhedra
- Slides from a Science at the Edge talk.
- Mirror, Mirror: String Theory and Pairs of Polyhedra
- Video of a talk at Madison Area Technical College.
- K3 Surfaces with S
_{4}Symmetry (Advanced Version)- Number Theory and Physics at the Crossroads, Banff International Research Station, May 2011
- K3 Surfaces with S
_{4}Symmetry- Valley Geometry Seminar, November 2010
- Polytopes, Polynomials, and String Theory
- Mathfest, August 2010
- Mirror Symmetry Through Reflexive Polytopes: Physical and Mathematical Dualities
- Bard College Colloquium, October 2010
## Creative Writing and Mathematical Culture

- Branch cuts: writing, editing, and ramified complexities
- An essay about gender, sexuality, and career. To appear in the volume
Shattering the ceiling of academic advancement: Tenure and beyond in the mathematical sciences(ed. Pamela E. Harris, Rebecca Garcia, Dandrielle Lewis, and Shanise Walker).- "Physics 6" (
Climbing Lightly Through Forests)- A poem in a memorial anthology dedicated to Ursula K. Le Guin.
- "The ten categories of being believed by Aristotle" (Liminality)
- A poem inspired by a description of Aristotle's philosophy.
- Video of me reading "Physics 6" and "The ten categories" for the 2021 Bridges poetry reading.
- "Weighted graph" with S. Brackett Robertson (Liminality)
- A poem about links.
- Video of us reading the poem for the 2021 Bridges poetry reading.
- "Difference Equations" and "K-Theory" (Bridges 2020 Poetry Anthology)
- Also includes reprints of "Tuesday" and "Confidence Interval"
- Video of me reading these four poems.
- Tuesday
- A poem whose form is based on the multiplicative group of units of the field of seven elements.
- Women in STEM on a Spaceship
- Essay on
Mass Effectand women in STEM. Appeared in the AWM's Media Column, September-October 2014.- Confidence Interval
- A poem about estimating probabilities. All characters and numbers are invented.
- Math Anxiety and Gym Class, or How Teaching Math Led Me to Scale High Walls
- Appeared in Math Horizons, November 2011.
- "Boundary Conditions"
- A poem about Sophie Germain. Appeared in
The College Mathematics Journal, January 2011.## Reviews

Revenant Gun, Math Horizons, 2018.Gravity, Strings, and Particles, MAA Reviews, November 2015.War Games: A History of War on Paper, MAA Reviews, August 2014.Points and Lines: Characterizing the Classical Geometries, MAA Reviews, July 2012.Number Theory in Science and Communication, MAA Reviews, March 2011.- My reviews for Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)
## Notes

- Toric Varieties and Lattice Polytopes
- Fibration Example

Ursula Whitcher