Pizza | Science | Discussion

Pizza | Science | Discussion  is sponsored by the PSD Dean's Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) and brings graduate students together across departments and disciplines for informal, interdisciplinary discussions of the research happening in the PSD.  A PSD graduate student gives an accessible introduction to their area of science, and explains how their own research connects with the fundamentals of the field. The presentations are short, so there's plenty of have time to engage in discussion with the speaker and with those around you,  all over free pizza and other food.

Pizza | Science | Discussion is hosted on the Wednesday of 5th week.

2016-2017 Pizza | Science | Discussion Dates

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    • Bodhi Vani (Chemistry): "Probing the coupled folding binding process of the Insulin homodimer"
    • Aziza Suleymanzade (Physics): "Engineering interactions between optical and microwave photons"
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    • Sean Howe (Mathematics): "The simple average geometry of complicated equations"
    • Polina Navotnaya (Chemistry): "Electronic dynamics in bulk GaAs induced by light with orbital angular momentum"
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    • Danielle Scheff (Physics): "Material Properties of the Cellular Skeleton"
    • Chris Watkins (MS-PSD): "Synthetic Biology to Analyze Complex Cellular Mechanisms"
    • Showcase of participants from the Improv for Science Communication Workshop

​Get Involved

Are you interested in sharing your work as a potential speaker? Let us know a bit more about you and your research.

Do you know someone who might make a great speaker? Contact Gourav Khullar at so we can be in touch.