PuMaGraSS is a friendly graduate student seminal 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!
It is a tradition that three second year PhD students run PuMaGraSS. It is a fantastic experience!
- Time: Fridays 12 PM - 1 PM
- Room: 2-449
- Special time and location for Open House: coming soon
- Mailing list: subscribe or unsubscribe here
- Speaker signup sheet
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!