Griffin Wang

I am a third-year PhD student at University of Chicago. My research interest lies in algebraic geometry and representation theory, with an eye towards number theory. My advisor is Prof. Ngô, Bảo Châu.


This is my CV.

I’m a casual gamer, and math is a game with endless possibilities and expansion packs. Aside from math, other games I enjoy(ed) include the Pokémon series, The Legend of Zelda BotW, Super MarioKoopa Odyssey, MarioKoopa Kart series, (RIP) HoMM series, and so on. I delivered a lecture about competitive Pokémon battle at the University of Chicago during my teaching training.

My English name Griffin comes from the mythological creature griffin.


I was admitted to candidacy in 2017-2018 academic year. My topic is a summary of the Godement-Jacquet theory. A slightly too long proposal can be found here.

I am currently working on problems related to fundamental lemmas.

I organized a reading seminar about algebraic groups in Spring 2018.


I TA-ed for the MATH 16110/16210/16310 (Honor Calculus IBL) series in the 2017–2018 academic year.

I am teaching MATH 15100/40 (Calculus I) on Fall 2018.


A tiny 3-page note I recorded during Prof. Ngô’s seminar explaining the most basic part of the Hitchin fibrations, which I find both concise and conceptually satisfying.

(Possibly forever) unfinished notes for V. Ginzburg’s class Geometric Satake in Spring 2018.