What advice do you have for giving a talk on a mathematical research paper to people in other fields in science (not physics nor astronomy) but without lot of math background?
Thanks.
What advice do you have for giving a talk on a mathematical research paper to people in other fields in science (not physics nor astronomy) but without lot of math background? Thanks. 

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Try to be the less technical as you can. Try to be less technical as you can means, for the ones who don't understand: "focus on the ideas, don't try to prove everything, try to make things the simplest you can to emphasize the main points without loosing your interlocutor into technical details that any mathematician knows very well, and non mathematician cannot appreciate". It is simple to make things look like complicated, it is more difficult to make complicate things simple, and it is much more appreciated. In spite of the 1, I maintain my advice. 


Without a stated goal, giving advice seems pointless. Anyway, a good rule in general is "know your audience". Find one or two points that they might like, and pitch the talk around that. Gerhard "Ask Me About System Design" Paseman, 2011.02.08 

