Griffin Wang

I am a second-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 like gaming, with MATH being my personal favorite among all I ever played, partially due to the fact I suck at video games. Aside from MATH, other games I enjoy(ed) include the Pokémon series, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Koopa Odyssey, Koopa Kart series (get lost Mario!), Heroes of Might and Magic series (so sad it died), and so on. I even delivered a lecture about competitive Pokémon battle at the University of Chicago during my teaching training.

My English name Griffin comes from my fondness for the mythological creature griffin.


I passed the topic exam in Fall 2017. The 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. Apparently no significant progress has been made yet.

I am the organizer of 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.

Future courses taught by me will appear here.

Course and Seminar Notes

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.

Notes for V. Ginzburg's class Geometric Satake in Spring 2018.

Misc. Fun

I was an engineering student before I came to UChicago. I wrote a small note (not finished yet) explaining a math question I had by the time.

It seems I also conduct some casual research in knot theory, during which I found a broken LINK on Jon DeWitt's page.