Friday, April 14, 2017
Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club
David Falk, Sports Agent and Former Representative of Michael Jordan; Layshia Clarendon '13, WNBA Player for the Atlanta Dream; Andre Iguodala, NBA Player for the Golden State Warriors, Sports & Tech Investor, Player Activist
Join professional athletes and leading sports industry executives, managers, agents, and attorneys for an exciting day of networking and educational panels addressing hot topics in this multi-billion dollar industry. April 13-14. MCLE credit available.
$249 Corporate/Private firm employees, $99 BCLBE/BCLT Sponsor Firms, $49 Government/Nonprofit employees, $25 Students
Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
The theme this year is Traversing Social Realities: Exploring Fluid Boundaries in Contemporary Society. Although our theme directly alludes to sociological research on gender and sexuality, we want to open up the discussion to broader questions about social change within and beyond institutions of class, education, law, policies, etc.
Offense! The Public Life of Injury in South Asia: The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University, April 14 and 15, 2017
Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stanford University
The 6th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference held at Stanford University
Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Our conference on Logic and Literary Form promises to bridge this chasm by convening scholars working at the interdisciplinary juncture of literary studies, philosophy, and the history of science in order to investigate the historical, conceptual, and analogical connections between literary and logical form. The conference will include a range of subfields from literary history to philosophical... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Keynote Speaker: Wendy Young, VP of Discovery Chemistry, Genentech
Panelists from Dow, Clorox, Sandia National Lab,
Merck, Caribou Biosciences, Applied Molecular Transport
Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about research and development (R&D) in all sizes and forms. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the... More >
Presentation | April 14 | 10-11:45 a.m. | Wurster Hall
TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION
Cognition Colloquium: Emily Liquin "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning"& Sophia Sanborn "TBA"
Colloquium | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101
Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley; Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley
Grad student Emily Liquin will present her research, "The Effects of Explanation Generation on Explore-Exploit Decision Making and Learning," and grad student Sophia Sanborn will present some of her original research, topic TBA.
Workshop | April 14 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Nico Tripcevich, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility
n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Forget about SoCs – Let’s talk about SoWs (System on Wafer)
Seminar | April 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room
Subramanian S. Iyer, Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS), Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Silicon features have scaled by over 1500X for over five decades, and with the adoption of innovative materials delivered better power-performance, density and till recently, cost per function, almost every generation. This has spawned a vibrant system-on-chip (SoC) approach, where progressively more function has been integrated on a single die. The integration of multiple dies on packages and... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
M.P. Lu. Bold, Member of Parliament, Mongolia; Batchimeg Migeddorj, Office of the President of Mongolia; Namhee Lee, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA; Rowena He, History, St. Michael's College; Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Political Science, University of British Columbia; Teresa Wright, Political Science, California Sate University Long Beach; M. Steven Fish, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Robert Bedeski, Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
A quarter century ago, Mongolia, Asias first Communist power, was wracked by revolt among its young, educated elite, a revolt that ultimately culminated in the collapse of Communism and establishment of a democratic government . Only months earlier, demonstrations at Tiananmen had ended in tragedy and disaster. Earlier still, Kwangjus youth rallied to the cry of democractic reform. ... More >
Seminar | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry
I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.
Seminar | April 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall
Prof. Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University
Colloquium | April 14 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Nick Virzi (b. 1991) is a composer from New York City, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His current work explores the dramatic and empathetic nature of music through mimetic representation, anthropomorphism, and abstract methods of generation and development. In addition to composing, Nick is a guitarist and conductor, and translates text in the Italian... More >
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Seminar | April 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Laurie Pearce and Patrick Schmitz
The work of social, economic, and intellectual historians depends on identifying participants in communities, transactions, and processes being investigated. Berkeley Prosopography Services supports research workflows through abstracting and implementing the probabilistic heuristics commonly applied in the process of disambiguating namesakes in text corpora, by offering the user the opportunity... More >
Seminar | April 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute
I will report on work in progress to understand the fourth integral cohomology of the two most famous sporadic finite groups: the Fischer–Griess Monster and Conway's group Co0. These cohomology classes arise when studying orbifolds of conformal field theories; in that world, they are called "anomalies". I will explain the connection between fermionic anomalies and "string structures" on... More >
Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Beyond the unit cell: control of function by local structure and dynamics from fuel cell electrodes to metal-organic frameworks
Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The first lecture (April 7th) highlighted the opportunities that computation offers to accelerate the discovery of new extended solid materials. These approaches are centred on the crystal structures of the materials. Traditionally, we think about the structure of a solid in terms of the unit cell of the material derived from Bragg diffraction, but this involves averaging out local deviations... More >