Monday, March 20, 2017
Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit
Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services... More >
The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al
Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Caroline Roberston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Atypical visual perception is a defining characteristic of autism, noted since the earliest reports of the condition. We know very little about where visual differences arise in the autistic brain or how they relate to the wider litany of symptoms associated with the condition. In this talk, I will first present extensive fMRI and psychophysical evidence that autistic visual differences originate... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 133 Giannini Hall
Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D. author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" speaking on "Transitional Agro-Food System and Health: Confronting Inequalities in the Social and Natural Environment"
Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall
The 2016-17 Dialogues colloquium series is focusing on "Teaching Evaluations and Feedback Mechanisms". This year's faculty curators are: Claire Kremen, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; John Wallace, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Oliver O'Reilly, Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Teaching.
Autocatalytic backbone α-N-methylation of a fungal enzyme generates a novel family of ribosomally-encoded cyclic anti-nematode peptides
Seminar | March 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Markus Künzler, Institute for Microbiology ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Special Seminar: "Autocatalytic backbone α-N-methylation of a fungal enzyme generates a novel family of ribosomally-encoded cyclic anti-nematode peptides"
Seminar | March 20 | 12:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Markus Künzler, ETH Zürich - Institute of Microbiology
Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Yu Li, University of Wisconsin
In this talk, we prove that if an asymptotically Euclidean (AE) manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature has long time existence of the Ricci flow, then it converges to Euclidean space in a strong sense. By convergence, the mass will drop to zero as time tends to infinity. Moreover, in the three dimensional case, we use Ricci flow with surgery to give an independent proof of the positive mass... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall
Guofu Niu, ECE Department, Auburn University
This talks presents experimental characterization techniques, underlying physics, analysis techniques and circuit implications of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) HBT linearity.
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Hiraku Nakajima, Kyoto University
Bow varieties were introduced by Cherkis as analog of ADHM type description of instanton moduli spaces on the Taub-NUT space ( $\mathbb C^2$ with a hyper-Kaehler metric, not an Euclidean one.) We study these varieties from more algebro-geometric point of view, and introduce their `multiplicative' analog. Applications are their identifications with Coulomb branches of 3d and 4d gauge theories... More >
Seminar 231, 251- Public Finance and Labor: "Housing demand, cost-of-living inequality, and the affordability crisis"
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
with Gabriel Ehrlich and Yingyi Liu
Seminar | March 20 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I
Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University
I will report on recent work, joint with Luc Hillairet, that refines our understanding of the strings of resonances along logarithmic curves generated by multiply diffracted trapped rays.
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Semiclassical asymptotics of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ tensor products
Seminar | March 20 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Jonathan Novak, UC San Diego
The existence of a link between the asymptotics of tensor products of irreducible representations of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ and free probability was discovered by Biane in the 90s. Biane realized that there is a matrix model for the "Littlewood-Richardson process" encoding the invariant subspaces which occur in the tensor product, and that the (quantum) random matrices involved in this model become... More >
Wolfgang Ketter - FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets
Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
As the share of renewable energy becomes an increasing part of electricity generation, electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to be used as virtual power plants (VPP) to provide reliable back-up power.
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research
In this talk, I will outline my research in what I define as next-generation learning experiences, which leverage instrumented and connected environments to aid in human learning and performance.
Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The sixth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Daniel Lowengrub, UC Berkeley
In the paper "The topology of normal singularities of an algebraic surface and a criteria for simplicity" Mumford shows how it is possible to check if a point on a normal surface is singular based on purely topological properties of a neighborhood of the point. We will present a precise formulation of this idea and discuss the ingredients that go into the proof.
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington/HKUST
We will consider the inverse problem of determining the sound speed or index of refraction of a medium by measuring the travel times of waves going through the medium. This problem arises in global seismology in an attempt to determine the inner structure of the Earth by measuring travel times of earthquakes. It has also several applications in optics and medical imaging among others.
The... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Stefano Lovo, HEC Paris
Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Hung Tran, University of Wisconsin-Madison
I will describe some recent progress on going beyond the well-posedness theory in homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In particular, I will focus on the decomposition method to find the formula of the effective Hamiltonian in some situations. Joint work with Qian and Yu.