This is the homepage for the 2022 Summer Minicourses, a series of week-long graduate student-run minicourses at UT Austin.

This summer, the minicourses are being organized by Desmond Coles, Amy Li, Saad Slaoui, and Luis Torres. You can contact us at SMC.Organizers@gmail.com.


What are summer minicourses?

Minicourses focus on tools, methods, and ideas that aren't usually covered in prelims but are useful in topics classes/research. The idea is that a week-long minicourse will remain engaging, be easier to schedule, and help provide focus. These courses are primarily for graduate students, but all are welcome to participate!

Past courses have included:

  • Review of classes that were taught in previous years.
  • Primers for classes that will be taught next year.
  • Examples of useful computational tools.
  • Introductions to a subject/research area.


Course schedule coming soon!



These courses were inspired in large part by the ones held at University of Michigan, which were started by Takumi Murayama.

You can click here to be added to the email list and click here to join the Discord server.