Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Kwabena Bediako, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Harvard University
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The Huisgen azide−alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azides and alkynes has had a profound impact on chemical biology. The diazo group shares this reactivity with the azido group while conferring additional versatility. A diazo compound can be accessed readily from its parent azide by simple deimidogenation, that is, loss of NH, using a phosphine reagent. Cycloaddition with a diazo... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room
Aman Husbands, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Arnav Sheth, Saint Mary's College of California
Abstract: We examine the relationship between equity and foreign exchange markets at, and around, the WM/Reuters benchmark exchange rate known as the the `Fix'. Execution at the Fix is a service offered by brokers (normally banks) provided they obtain the trade order until a certain time prior to 4pm GMT (11 am Eastern Time).
Workshop | January 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Michelle Peticolas, PhD
In the face of impending death, the caregivers needs are often overlooked. Participants will view Dr. Peticolas film, Caring for Dying: the art of being present, about the experiences of three individuals who accompanied their dying loved ones. Workshop participants will be invited to share their own stories if they wish. Goals of the workshop include:
Learning strategies for staying... More >
Brown Bag Lunch: Kimberly Seals Allers: Author of The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding
Colloquium | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 256 University Hall
Kimberly Seals Allers
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her online commentaries on the social, structural and... More >
Development Lunch:"Evaluating affordable housing programs in cities in the developing area: a natural experiment from Mumbai, India"
Seminar | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Seminar | January 31 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley
We introduce a new category to do commutative algebra in - the stable homotopy category. The talk starts by its construction and properties, with highlights on the comparison with the derived category of abelian groups. We then proceed to examine ring spectra, and generalize (derived) commutative algebra in this new context. Key examples of the talk will be regular ring spectra, gorenstein ring... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Irena Peeva, Cornell University
The Hilbert function is an invariant that measures the size of a homogeneous ideal. It encodes important information (for example, dimension and degree). Grothendieck introduced the Hilbert scheme that parametrizes subschemes of $P^r$ with a fixed Hilbert polynomial. The main general result about the structure of Hilbert schemes is Hartshorne’s Theorem that the Hilbert scheme is connected. The... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
I'll discuss the question of whether a map on a compact surface has a finite-sheeted covering which is 4 colorable? We can deduce this from a question about automorphism group-invariant probability measures on the space of c-colorings of a graph of chromatic number c. Some related results will be discussed.
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The feverish research activity on lead halide perovskites has been fueled by their exceptional optoelectronic properties, e.g., in solar cells and light-emitting devices. Hybrid lead halide perovskites exhibit carrier properties that resemble those of pristine nonpolar semiconductors despite static and dynamic disorder, but how carriers are protected from efficient scattering with charged defects... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Danielle Applestone, Other Machine Company
Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Company, will speak at Jacobs Hall. Other Machine Company strives to empower nontraditional makers.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.
Panel Discussion | January 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Rm. 370
Melissa Hillman; Desdemona Chiang
This dialogue will explore representation on stage and ways in which traditional casting practices can act as a barrier to specific communities. We'll discuss how performing arts organizations are creating more inclusive practices to engage a more diverse range of performing artists, and well consider questions of authentic experience and the actors craft.
Why is a more inclusive theater a... More >