Ronno Das

he/him/his · রণ্ব দাস · ɹɒn.noʊ ðɑːʃ

I am a sixth year PhD student at the University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics. My advisor is Benson Farb. I completed my masters and bachelors degrees at Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. I am a topologist, specifically interested in the topology of moduli spaces, in particular configuration spaces and spaces of maps.

More details are in my CV.


not teaching

in winter and spring 2021


E 128, Eckhart Hall (first floor)


Address Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago
5734 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Phone +1 (872) 222-8576


  • Zeta statistics and Hadamard functions

    with Margaret Bilu and Sean Howe
    2020 · arxiv

  • Arithmetic statistics on cubic surfaces

    2020, Research in the Mathematical Sciences, 11
    doi · arxiv

  • Configurations of noncollinear points in the projective plane

    with Ben O'Connor,
    2019, to appear in Algebraic and Geometric Topology,

  • Cohomology of the universal smooth cubic surface

    2020, The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics,
    doi · arxiv

  • The space of cubic surfaces equipped with a line

    2020, Mathematische Zeitschrift,
    doi · 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


  • Noncollinear points in the projective plane

    CMI online seminar series · Chennai Mathematical Institue · July 8, 2020 · video · notes

  • Points and lines on cubic surfaces

    Workshop on Arithmetic Topology · PIMS, University of British Columbia · June 10, 2019 · slides

    Algebraic Geometry seminar · Stanford University · April 19, 2019

    Geometric Topology Seminar · Columbia University · March 29, 2019

    Midwest Algebraic Geometry Graduate Conference · The University of Illinois at Chicago · March 17, 2019

    Braids, Resolvent Degree and Hilbert’s 13th Problem workshop · IPAM, UCLA · February 20, 2019 · slides

    Algebraic Geometry seminar · The University of Illinois at Chicago · February 6, 2019

  • 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

    Chennai Mathematical Institute · Sep 11, 2014 · slides

  • UChicago pizza seminar

    Mathematical games and metamagical themas · with Noah Taylor · April 17, 2019

    *BIG* fundamental groups and *NOT* complex dynamics · January 9, 2019

    Polynomials that take integer values at integer inputs · November 7, 2018

    A meta computer-assisted proof of "Geometry is better than Arithmetic" · January 10, 2018

    Believe it or not! · with Karl Schaefer · October 18, 2017

    Single cohomology classes in your area — this last weird trick will shock you! · January 4, 2017

    Non-standard Analysis²: Compact Boogaloo · April 20, 2016

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