This two-credit seminar is required for all fall-term juniors with Plans that significantly involve mathematics or science (other students may register with permission of instructors if background is appropriate and space permits). The seminar is a forum for reading and discussion of primary and secondary literature with the goal of gaining a broad sense of the work of scientists and mathematicians across a wide range of disciplines. Students will read deeply in order to gain greater sophistication in science: Why was this question asked? Where does it fit into the larger picture? What is the next step? This ‘conversation in science’ will inform and encourage students as they begin to articulate their own ideas for advanced projects.