Ronno Das

I am a third year PhD student at the University of Chicago, working with Benson Farb. I completed my masters and bachelors degrees at Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. My interests are in Geometry and Topology, specifically configuration spaces and other spaces of polynomials.

More details are in my complete CV.



E 2-A, Eckhart Hall basement
hours: Monday 2:30–4:00 PM and Wednesday 3:30–5:00 PM

MATH 13300 Section 44 (Winter 18)
Elementary Functions and Calculus III

classes scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30–12:20 AM, in Social Sciences Research Building Room 107
see canvas for more details


Address Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago
5734 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637, USA
office E 2-A, Eckhart Hall basement
Phone +1 (872) 222-8576


  • The space of cubic surfaces equipped with a line

    2018, arxiv

  • Coxeter transformation groups and reflection arrangements in smooth manifolds

    with Priyavrat Deshpande,
    2016, Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures 11(3), pp. 571–597
    doi; arxiv


  • Single cohomology classes in your area — this last weird trick will shock you!

    colloquium talk
    delivered at Chennai Mathematical Institute on Aug 23, 2017

  • Simplicial resolution a la Vassiliev and counting points

    delivered at Chennai Mathematical Institute on Aug 21, 2017

  • Artin groups related to reflections on manifolds

    joint work with Priyavrat Deshpande
    delivered at Chennai Mathematical Institute on Sep 11, 2014

other writing

topic proposal

Configuration spaces and algebraic functions
discussed with Benson Farb

masters thesis

Salvetti complex construction for manifold reflection arrangements
supervised by Priyavrat Deshpande



PhD in Mathematics (in progress)
University of Chicago
2015 – present
MSc in Mathematics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
2013 – 2015
BSc (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science
Chennai Mathematical Institute
2010 – 2013

past teaching

et cetera

t-shirt designs

png files with background · unnecessarily high resolution so imgur some times misbehaves
most of my t-shirts are of my own design, though the jokes are often not original, collected in one place by popular demand
ask me if you want them in svg or with a transparent background

beer skits

annual comedy show written and performed by the second year graduate students
YouTube playlist for beer skits 2017

git repositories

pizza seminar

weekly seminar (and pizza) for graduate students organized by second years
schedule and abstracts