PuMaGraSS is a friendly graduate student seminar that takes place every Friday during the semester and includes (free!) lunch. Every week features a casual talk by a graduate student from our department on an exciting mathematical topic.

Although there is a "pure" in the name of the seminar, that's retained mainly to keep the acronym so baller. Nowadays, we welcome talks on all topics, including combinatorics, probability theory, dynamical systems and more!



Date Speaker Title
Sep. 16, 2022 Vijay Srinivasan Elliptic curve factorization method
Oct. 7, 2022 Ron Nissim Integrable systems and Riemann-Hilbert problems
Oct. 14, 2022 Alex Cohen The multilinear restriction theorem
Oct. 21, 2022 Hanna Mularczyk Behold the sube
Oct. 28, 2022 Serina Hu Kleinian singularities
Nov. 4, 2022 Nitya Mani Polynomial positivity
Nov. 18, 2022 Kevin Li Chaotic dynamics and resonances
Dec. 2, 2022 Andrey Khesin Gravitons and negative mass
Dec. 9, 2022 Everybody Charades!


It is a tradition that several second year PhD students run PuMaGraSS. Legend has it that at the end of the year, they acquire mystical puma-like powers.

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