Ronno Das
I am a fourth 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.
current
office
E 128, Eckhart Hall first floor
hours: Monday 2–3 PM and Wednesday 4–5 PM
MATH 13100 Section 24 (Autumn 2019)
Elementary Functions and Calculus I
classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30–10:20 AM, in Ryerson 358
see canvas for more details
contact
ronno@math.uchicago.edu  
Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago 5734 S University Ave Chicago, IL 60637, USA 

+1 (872) 2228576 
publications

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
talks

The space of cubic surfaces equipped with a line
Roots of Topology workshop · University of Chicago · June 13, 2018 · slides
Topology Students Workshop · Georgia Institute of Technology · June 8, 2018 · slides
Algebraic Geometry seminar · University of Chicago · May 23, 2018

Single cohomology classes in your area — this last weird trick will shock you!
colloquium talk · Chennai Mathematical Institute · Aug 23, 2017

Simplicial resolution a la Vassiliev and counting points
Chennai Mathematical Institute · Aug 21, 2017

Artin groups related to reflections on manifolds
joint work with Priyavrat Deshpande
Chennai Mathematical Institute · Sep 11, 2014 · slides
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
notes

Galois theory of covers · translated from french · appendix from notes on a lecture series by Joseph Oesterlé
Thurston classification of surface automorphisms · based on the book by Casson and Bleiler
education
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

courses taught

2018 spring · MATH 13300 Elementary Functions and Calculus III (section 44) · University of Chicago

2018 winter · MATH 13200 Elementary Functions and Calculus 2 (section 44) · University of Chicago

2017 autumn · MATH 13100 Elementary Functions and Calculus 1 (section 44) · University of Chicago


teaching assistant/tutor

2017 spring · MATH 27400 Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Integration on Manifolds taught by André Neves · University of Chicago

2017 winter · MATH 27200 Basic Functional Analysis taught by Carlos Kenig · University of Chicago

2016 autumn · MATH 24400 Introduction to Algebraic Geometry taught by Benson Farb · University of Chicago

2015 spring · Topics in Topology taught by Priyavrat Deshpande · Chennai Mathematical Institute

2014 fall · Algebraic Topology taught by Priyavrat Deshpande · Chennai Mathematical Institute

2014 fall · Mathematical Logic taught by K Narayan Kumar · Chennai Mathematical Institute

2014 summer · Differential Topology · Annual Foundational School II, Kerala School of Mathematics

2014 spring · Topology taught by V Balaji · Chennai Mathematical Institute

2013 fall · Algebra I taught by Shiva Shankar · Chennai Mathematical Institute

2012 spring · Advanced Programming (Python) taught by Madhavan Mukund · Chennai Mathematical Institute


mentored in directed reading program

2016 autumn · Erik Hupp · reading from "Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology" by Bott and Tu


mentored REU students

2018 summer · Philip Adams · Undecidability and the Structure of the Turing Degrees

2018 summer · Alexander Burka · Hopf's Theorem with Elementary Homology Theory

2018 summer · Spencer Dembner · Forcing and the Continuum Hypothesis

2018 summer · William Garland · An Introduction to the Jacobian Conjecture

2018 summer · Xinyu Shi · Cryptography

2017 summer · Jackson Dougherty · Some applications of the Borsuk–Ulam theorem

2017 summer · Jasmine Katz · Brouwer's fixed point theorem

2017 summer · Anubhav Nanavaty · A brief introduction to differential forms in R^{n} and the Gauss–Bonnet theorem in R^{3}

2016 summer · Mayanka Dutta · An overview of spectral graph theory with applications

2016 summer · Julian Salazar · The representability hierarchy and Hilbert’s 13th problem

2016 summer · Hannah Santa Cruz · A survey on the monodromy of algebraic functions

2016 summer · Squid TamarMattis · Planar graphs and Wagner’s and Kuratowski’s theorems

et cetera
tshirt designs
png files with background · unnecessarily high resolution so imgur some times misbehaves
most of my tshirts 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