Food For Thought Seminar 

The primary goal of this seminar is to cover interesting and important ideas and techniques in math in a way that is accessible to a general graduate student audience. We aim to cover topics that either (1) encompass milestones in mathematical thinking, and/or (2) explain the basic ideas and mode of operation of a specific area of math, and/or (3) if no math topic is found, a talk about National Parks is accepted. The flavor of the talks will be ideaoriented rather than definitiontheoremproof oriented, so that the major ideas are conveyed without getting bogged down in technicalities and details. We hope to cover some beautiful and important math in a way that every graduate student can gain from. Also, we have food for stomach. Meets: Tuesdays, 12pm, AP&M 7421 

