About Thunch

The goal of the Thunch seminar is to encourage the interaction of Peyton and Jadwin residents in their scientific areas of interest. In addition, it should give everybody (students in particular) a chance to present their research without having to travel hundreds of miles to another institution. As of Fall 2021, visiting speakers may request to give a talk or must be invited by one of the Thunch organizers.

The talks are held virtually on Thursdays at 12:15 pm. They are rather informal, so leave time for questions throughout. Please try to keep your talk to about 50 minutes, including questions.

Most importantly, attendees are supposed to eat lunch throughout the talk! From this old tradition comes the name. The traditional food of Thunch is made of hoagies from Hoagie Haven that you can order by following the instructions on the Order Food tab.

It is a good idea to send the title and abstract of your talk a week prior. Please send this to the Thunch Czar.

A few rules apply:

  • First come, first served.
  • Priority goes to those who have not given a talk recently.
  • There should be an almost equal number of talks for faculty, postdocs and students.
  • Visiting speakers must be explicitly invited by our department, or be accepted by the Thunch organizers if giving or practicing job talks.
  • There is, unfortunately, no money in Thunch to pay for travel, so visitors need another source of funding.

You now know everything about Thunch! So, go grab an empty slot for your chance to give a Thunch Talk this semester.

If you have any questions/feedback/problems, do not hesitate to contact us.