Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lectures in Applied Mathematics


Tamar Schlick- New York University

Adventures in Folding RNA and DNA: from Graph Theory to Multiscale Computations

October 20th / 3:00 PM

David Donoho- Stanford University

Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices in Light of the Spiked Covariance Model

October 20th / 4:15 PM

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Sponsored by the UC San Diego Mathematics Department and the Office of the Dean of Physical Sciences


SWIGS – Student Research Seminar

Hi grad students!

Join SWIGS and the Chem Grad Student Council next week for the inaugural Student Research Seminar! Featuring short talks by five of your fellow department grads, this one-hour seminar will allow grad student presenters to hone their general-audience speaking skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an overview of some of the fascinating research going on in other subdivisions that may not normally be on your radar.

This seminar will be held next Wednesday, October 25th from 11:00AM-12:00PM in the NSB Auditorium.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided, and we encourage attendees to fill out ‘feedback’ forms (provided at the seminar) to help the student presenters hone their skills.

This event is the first in a series, to be held once each quarter. Starting next quarter, speakers will be chosen by an open nomination process. If you think you may be interested in participating in future seminars, attend this event to see what it’s like. Presenters can be nominated by themselves, by other students, or by faculty members. One student from each of five subdivisions will be selected to present in each seminar.

Check out the attached flyer for more details, including our amazing lineup of student speakers!

See you there!

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UCSD Alumni 40 under 40

Please see the call for nominations below regarding the UC San Diego Alumni 40 under 40 Award. Criteria for nominations can be found below. Nominations can be submitted at and are due by October 30, 2017.

How do you celebrate an important milestone, while embracing the spirit of nontradition that is UC San Diego? By shaking up tradition to celebrate in a completely unexpected way.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the UC San Diego Alumni Awards, we will honor 40 young alumni — leaders, changemakers and innovators who are making waves, creating impact and leaving a positive mark on the world. We’re looking for the next generation of maverick artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers, scholars, engineers and healers; proud alumni who possess the shared sense of discovery that bonds us as Tritons.

We invite you to submit a nomination today. For complete details and to submit a nomination please visit Nominations must be received by October 30, 2017. Awards will be presented during the tenth annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

If you have any questions about the nominations process or the Alumni Celebration event, please contact Jennie Van Meter at or 858-246-0234.

Upcoming Seminars

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Chemistry Graduate Satisfaction Survey

Hello Chem. & Biochem. Grads,

Your CGSC representatives are happy to bring you this year’s Chemistry Graduate Satisfaction Survey (CGSS)! We will utilize this survey to annually poll your responses on important graduate and departmental affairs and improve the quality the graduate experience in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department. Your answers will help guide the CGSC’s activity and also strengthen our advocacy on important issues within the department. The more graduate students who respond to the survey, the more powerful our message will be!

Help us effectively represent your voice by completing this 5-10 minute survey before the response period closes on Monday, October 23rd at 6PM.

Take the survey here: 2017 Chemistry Graduate Satisfaction Survey


Thank you for taking the time to make our department that much better,

Your CGSC Representatives |


Department Colloquia – Michael Burkart


Distinguished Professor Andy McCammon wi

Distinguished Professor Andy McCammon will receive the 2017 Russell M. Pitzer Award –