Hassan Masoud: Hassan.Masoud@courant.nyu.edu
Miranda Holmes-Cerfon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Chalk Talk is an informal seminar series designed to encourage conversation across disciplines at NYU. Because it is held at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a particular goal is to encourage interaction between experimentalists and theorists, but a more general aim is to let researchers in one discpline find out what is happening in others around the university.
Every meeting will feature 2 speakers from different labs, who will give a ~40 minute presentation (20 minutes talk + discussion) about a problem they are currently working on. To keep this informal and to encourage discussion, we will require the presentations to have no slides — but there will be lots of chalk available.
A new update this year is that there will be food!
The talks will take place on Thursdays from 12-1:30pm in Warren Weaver Hall, room 1314, at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. They will take place roughly once a month, on the following dates:
|March 12||Rahul Satija||Department of Biology and Genome Center|
|Ken Birnbaum||Department of Biology|
|April 9||Marija Vucelja||Rockefeller University|
|April 30||David Hogg||Astronomy|
|May 14||Holger Knaut||Langone Medical Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology|
|Thomas Neubert||Langone Medical Center, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology|
Anybody doing scientific research at NYU or nearby — graduate students, postdocs, or PIs are all welcome. This audience will especially feature applied mathematicians, so work that may lead to discussion of theoretical issues is of particular interest, though this is not always possible to predict in advance. Please email the organizers if you would like to give a talk.
The idea is to talk about work in progress; it is hoped that this will help generate new ideas or collaborations. You should plan to talk for about 20 minutes, so as to allow some time for discussion. When planning your talk, remember that the audience will not be familiar with your particular experimental or theoretical system, so keep the details to a minimum and focus on what is essential to the particular problem you are working on.
Note that we aim to schedule 2 speakers per meeting, but if you'd prefer to have the whole time please let us know.
Yes! It is possible, and in fact makes it easier to communicate ideas to people not as familiar with them because it requires focusing on the bare essentials. If you have an experimental setup to describe — sketch this. If you have a plot — draw the important parts of the plot and tell us what is in it.
In the rare case that there is something that is impossible to communicate by chalk, we may make an exception — you will have to contact the organizers beforehand to discuss this.
Yes! We will have sandwiches and cookies (or some other lunch-y items) in between speakers.
Yes! To be informed of upcoming talks, please send an email to the organizers .
These notices will also be sent to the Applied Math Lab Seminar mailing list — to join this, please email Hassan Masoud.
|Feb 6||Kazem Edmond||Physics, Center for Soft Matter Research|
|Alexander Shtukenberg||Chemistry, Molecular Design Institute|
|March 13||Mark Tuckerman||Chemistry and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences|
|Eric DeGiuli||Physics, Center for Soft Matter Research|
|April 3||Dima Rinberg||NYU Neuroscience Institute|
|Alessandro Rizzo||NYU School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|May 1||Edo Kussel||Biology|
|Yuval Kluger||Yale School of Medicine and NYU School of Medicine|