Google Research is about teamwork with outstanding engineers to solve novel and challenging problems that have an impact. But it's also about being at the forefront of scientific innovations. We're an active part of the research community, and we like to interact with researchers and scientists in academia. We're happy to serve as a hub for researchers to come and discuss their latest findings and get exposed to the large-scale problems and challenges that we face. Robert Tarjan, John Lafferty, and Brian Kernighan are among the professors that have spent time here.

We host world-renowned scientists spanning diverse areas including neuroscience, climatology, internet security and e-commerce -- and of course, computer science. In the fall, our Research Seminars attracted such prominent figures as John Hopcroft and Michael Rabin. This spring we're welcoming Christos Papadimitriou and Vladimir Vapnik, to name just a few.

So if you're curious about the latest meteor findings in Antarctica or interested in high-end computing and scientific visualization at NASA, do check out our "tech talks" on Google Video. You don't actually need to work at Google to "attend" the talks -- but if you're interested, we're always looking.