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, we also welcome talks on combinatorics, probability theory, dynamical systems and more!
|Sep. 24, 2021
||Crystal Bases From Reverse Plane Partitions (RSVP)
|Oct. 1, 2021
|Oct. 8, 2021
|Oct. 15, 2021
|Oct. 22, 2021
||Murilo Corato Zanarella
It is a tradition that three second year PhD students run PuMaGraSS. It is a fantastic experience!
Natalia Pacheco Tallaj,
- 2020-2021: Catherine Wolfram, Calder Morton-Ferguson, Alexander Ortiz
- 2019-2020: Luis Kumanduri, Ethan Sussman, Roger Van Peski
- 2018-2019: Robert Burklund, Greg Parker, Ruoxuan Yang
- 2017-2018: Robin Elliott, Jesse Freeman, Kaavya Valiveti
Questions you may ask
- Why should I give a talk?
- It's a great chance to practice giving a talk in an informal and friendly setting;
- You can share some cool mathematics you have been thinking about recently, can be your own work or other's work;
- You get a free meal from the restaurant of your choice;
- Your fellow students will know you better;
- As the old saying goes, there's no better way to learn than to give a PuMaGraSS talk.
- What makes a good PuMaGraSS talk?
- A broad outlook of a line of research, for instance something you may have seen in lectures, seminars, or work by your advisor;
- Anything that's well-suited to pictures and visual aids rather than technical details;
- Something that everyone, especially non-experts, can get something out of. Applications and down-to-earth examples work wonders!