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Monday, August 21, 2017

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrable systems and quantum geometry

Seminar | August 21 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In my talk I will overview new classes of integrable systems associated with Nakajima quiver varieties. I will explain the geometric construction of quantum Rmatrices, commuting families of Hamiltonians and corresponding Bethe equations. I will discuss relations of these systems with quantum cohomology and quantum K-theory of Nakajima varieties.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Alicia Hayes, Prestigious Scholarships Office Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 21 | 2:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Stein discrepancy as a regularity condition

Seminar | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given an n-tuple of non-commutative random variables, its free Stein discrepancy relative to the semicircle law measures how close the distribution is to the semicircle law. By considering free Stein discrepancies relative to a broader class of laws, one can define a quantity called the free Stein information. In this talk, we will discuss this and its relation to other free probabilistic...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories

Seminar | August 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality