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Tea Talk Tuesday: Collaborating with the Universe

Recently, TEDxSantaCruz took place. I didn’t get to go, but I loved the theme: Radical Collaboration. It made me think of those videos that feature unlikely friendships between, say, a tiger and a monkey. But really, it was about innovative approaches to problems and ideas across disciplines and boundaries. This Tea Talk featured the wonder that arises when music meets […]

Tea Talk Tuesday: The Search for Dark Matter

When pondering the universe, we can think of it as an iceberg floating in the ocean. All that we can see – the planets, the stars, the galaxies – is within the tip. Roughly one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above the water. Similarly, what we can “see” of the universe makes up only around 15% of the […]

The Inaugural Tea Talk Tuesday

This past week we had our first Tea Talk Tuesday, a biweekly seminar series for grad students in STEM and related fields. Talks are 20 minutes long with 10 minutes after for questions and discussion, plus we get tea, coffee, and snacks to round out a mid-afternoon break. We model the Tea Talks after Friday Forum, an interdepartmental seminar series […]