The second Brandeis IGERT Summer Institute begins this Monday, June 16th in Goldsmith 300 and runs through Thursday, June 26th. This will consist of a variety of talks by faculty and students on subjects in the mathematical sciences. While this is part of the IGERT training program, aimed at graduate students working across the spectrum of the mathematical sciences, we invite the Brandeis community to attend any of the talks that catch their eye. Speakers include:

- Chris Santangelo (U Mass Amherst)– “Shape and mechanics of origami folding”
- Matthew Headrick — “Introduction of quantum information theory”
- Bulbul Chakraborty and Blake Lebaron — “Applications of Statistical Mechanics to Finance”
- Daniel Ruberman — “Introduction to Knot Theory”
- Paul Miller — “Feedback control in neural firing”
- Albion Lawrence — “An introduction to inflation and gravity waves”
- Eli Putzig — TBA
- Honi Sanders — TBA
- Tony Ng — TBA

and a schedule can be found at http://www.brandeis.edu/igert/calendar/index.html or in the Brandeis Science Seminars listings.

We will be having lunch in the Volen bridge; please bring your own and join us!