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. The flavor of the talks will be idea-oriented rather than definition-theorem-proof 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: Mondays, 12pm-1pm, AP&M 7421

Date Speaker Title
01/22 Eric Lybrand Compressed Sensing and Random Matrices
01/29 Thomas Grubb TBA
02/05 TBA TBA
02/12 TBA TBA
02/19 Free day, do something else than math!
02/26 TBA TBA
03/05 TBA TBA
03/12 TBA TBA

For last quarter's schedule, click here.


Michelle Bodnar, Pieter Spaas, Eric Lybrand,
Kuang Thamrongpairoj, Stephan Weispfenning


Want to speak in the seminar? Send us an email with your topic idea!

This event is sponsored by the GSA. Thanks!



Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego.