- LANS Informal Seminar Talks Network
LANS informal seminar talks provide an informal forum
for the discussion of topics related to applied mathematics, scientific
computing, and numerical analysis. Talks are held Wednesdays at 3pm in Room
1404-1405 of the Conference Center in Building 240 (unless indicated otherwise).
Helpful Hints for Speakers
- The seminars are informal,
so talks do not have to be perfect! You can use slides, or the white-board,
or, even better, both.
- Your audience comes from a broad background in
computer science, applied mathematics, and numerical analysis, so
try to avoid jargon and acronyms.
- Most likely, we're not experts in your field, so you
may have to spend more time introducing equations slowly. We always like
speakers who give us a broad introduction and
- Start with a 5-10 minute introduction of where your
research fits into the larger scheme of things.
- Always remember: a
picture is worth a thousand words!
- Be prepared to answer "stupid questions" (possibly on
what you consider to be text-book material), you can use the white-board or
pictures/sketches to answer questions.
- We often ask lot's of questions. However, you can cut
us off, if the question are getting in the way of your presentation or become
too specific. You can always discuss detailed issues later one-on-one.
- Aim for at most 45
minutes of presentation time, allowing plenty of time for
questions. That means 20 slides for a 45-minute slides-only presentation (less
is always fine).
- Please send us a title
and short abstract (1-2 sentences, explaining the title, more
if you wish) to advertise your talk.
These are just some rough tips, you should adapt them to
your personal presentation style. If you have any special requests, or
suggestions, please contact Debojyoti Ghosh:
ghosh at mcs dot anl dot gov.