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Two New Talks
December 3, 2020
Two new seminar recordings are up on YouTube. The first one is an introductory talk on leftorderable groups, with some motivation on why it can be interesting to study leftorders under the lens of formal languages and a quick survey of my research niche.
You can download the slides for the above talk here.
The second is more advanced and is about my upcoming paper joint with my supervisor Y. Antolín and C. Rivas, which will be tentatively named ``Leftorders of low language complexity’’.
You can download the slides for the above talk here.
The talks have a slight overlap at the beginning of about ten minutes.

Dealing with Math Anxiety
September 6, 2020
I still deal with math anxiety regularly as a math PhD student. Here’s my advice on overcoming it.

How to Make a YouTube Video Out of Your Beamer Seminar
March 2, 2020
I posted my onehour seminar on YouTube. Here’s why I thought it was important for me to do so, and how you can make your own using iMovie.

Conference Notes Posted
December 8, 2019
It’s been a while. Lots has happened since I started graduate schoolwhich I may or may not elaborate on at some point . Anyhow, lately I’ve been thinking about how to be useful to others via this blog again, while not overloading myself with the pressure to produce new content specifically for this blog. As a step into this direction, I’ve created a new section for this website where I post my notes from various courses/conference I’ve attended, and included some links to extra content. I hope this will be useful to some!

Intro to Mapping Class Groups, Teichmuller Spaces and Hyperbolic Surfaces.
October 8, 2017
I asked Kasra Rafi about the link between hyperbolic surfaces, Teichmüller spaces and Mapping Class Groups with the goal of getting an intuitive overview of these concepts. During the span of several office hours, he generously replied with a beautiful torus story linking the three, which I adapt and fill in below.