I am a math student in the US preparing for an hour long defense of my thesis. I am assuming that the dissertation committee has already read my dissertation by the time of my defense.
- Any advice for preparing and giving the dissertation defense talk?
- What balance between presenting subtle parts of the proofs and a clear big picture of the results obtained should I aim for?
- Would it be more interesting for the committee to hear me explaining more technical parts of the proofs rather then the statements of the main theorems obtained?