Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.
$425, $400 UCBG Members
Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spectral covers and wall-crossing in 4d and 2d
Seminar | August 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall
Dmitry Galakhov, UC Berkeley
I will describe some physical approaches to calculation of motivic Donaldson-Thomas invariants – protected spin characters of BPS states in class S theories. We will discuss a "refined" counting of special real loci (Stokes lines) on spectral covers and application to construction of Reshetikhin-Turaev-Witten invariants.
Seminar | August 29 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Michael Ohlrogge, Stanford
I examine whether whether low capital levels incentivize banks to systematically originate and hold riskier loans. I construct a novel data set consisting of 1.8 million small business and home mortgage loans, matched to the specific banks that originated them and the capital levels of those banks at the time of origination, and verified to be held on bank portfolios, rather than sold. A one... More >
Seminar | August 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library
A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.
Colloquium | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Chelsea Johnson, Fellow of Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Very little research has been done to date on bargaining for peace in the context of a fractionalized armed opposition. Most work in the field of conflict resolution suggests that multidimensional peace agreements are inherently unstable and prone to breakdown, and that dyadic bargaining can produce dyadic peace despite the behavior of excluded "spoilers." This project contributes new data on... More >
Workshop | August 29 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Istifaa Ahmed, UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color)
This is an introductory UROC meet and greet event, introducing the UROC staff and services we offer to students from research methods and scholarship workshops to grad school preparation. This is primarily aimed towards beginning to build a research community.
ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"
Seminar | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley
Seminar | August 29 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll give an overview of topics we hope to cover this semester, including computational complexity for 3-manifold algorithms, profinite rigidity of 3-manifold groups, and invariants of spatial graphs.
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"
Seminar | August 29 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley
Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
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 >
Seminar | August 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley
K3 surfaces are one possible answer to the question: what's the 2-dimensional analogue of elliptic curves? There is a rich and beautiful geometric theory, but I'll talk about a highly degenerate form, the K3 carpets. There's a simple discrete classification, an easy way to write down the equations and Groebner bases, and an intriguing connection to Green's Conjecture on canonical curves.
Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Seminar | August 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
We will go over the format and the topics for the student portion of the CA+AG seminar this semester, and sign-up speakers for respective topics.
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 >
Colloquium | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Morrison Library
Min Seok Ahn, South Korean National Assembly
Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, has been instrumental in coordinating the impeachment trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.