Food for Thought is an approximately weekly seminar run by graduate students. Typically, the speakers in the seminars are graduate students, although professors speak from time to time. The primary goal of Food for Thought is to cover interesting ideas and important techniques in a way that is accessible to a general graduate student audience.
Topics include milestones in mathematical thinking, explanations of basic ideas and mode of operation of a specific area of math. The talks are idea-oriented so that the major ideas are conveyed without getting bogged down in technicalities and details.
Also, food for the stomach is provided at every talk. Please visit our website http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~fft/ for our quarterly schedule. Food for Thought is a great place for graduate students to give a general audience talk. When you decide on a topic for a talk, please let the organizers know, as they are always looking for people to speak.