MSR/MIT Theory Reading Group

Goal: The goal of this reading group is to learn in significant depth about (new/exciting) developments in theoretical computer science and related areas.

Formula: Each meeting consists of a three-hour-long whiteboard talk given by the speaker. Talks tend to be informal in nature and quite interactive. In particular, questions from the audience are strongly encouraged. There is a break in the middle – it is not impolite to leave during this break. Ah...and we have pizza!

NEW Time and place: Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will be held on Fridays 12:45 pm–3:45 pm. Starting this spring the plan is to alternate the location between MSR New England (Barton room on the 1st floor of One Memorial Drive building) and MIT (Stata Center, Hewlett room, 32-G882). Note: Pizza arrives at 12:30pm.

Organizers: Boaz Barak, Ankur Moitra, Dana Moshkovitz, Ronitt Rubinfeld, Madhu Sudan.

Mailing list: There is a mailing list where the announcements of upcoming talks, as well as, other information related to the reading group appear. To subscribe to this list, visit this page. Please note that the mailing list is intended only for local participants. So please subsribe using an email that lets us know you are local, or send email to madhu letting him know who, and where, you are.

Upcoming Talks:

Past Talks:



Past Organizers: Aleksander Mądry, David Steurer.

Website designed by Aleksander Mądry, and currently maintained by Madhu Sudan.