# Academic

## Monday, September 11, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25
–
December 1,
2017 *every day* |
112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### How to Write a Research Grant Proposal: Workshop for Graduate Students

Presentation | September 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of... More >

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 11 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

### Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing

Workshop | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | University Hall

Linda Lundberg, Transition Services Lead, Central Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create documents that showcase your transferable skills and highlight the strengths of your unique work history.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR301

### Oxyopia Postdoctoral Researcher Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Adrien Chopin; Brian Schmidt

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Adrien Chopin, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision Science Program

Title: Bringing completely-stereoblind amblyopes to stereo-recovery

Abstract: Stereoscopic perception is an important component of a normal binocular life. Amblyopic patients often experience a disrupted binocular vision and may benefit from stereopsis recovery. Stereovision is usually tested with clinical stereotests. First,... More >

### PF Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

RSVP
online *by
September 6*.

### Moving towards a more cumulative research practice in developmental psychology

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

Michael Frank, Stanford University

In recent years, many psychologists have become increasingly concerned about issues of reproducibility and replicability. From small sample sizes to post-hoc analytic flexibility ("p-hacking"), many factors conspire to decrease the robustness and trustworthiness of results in published research. These problems are important in developmental psychology as well, though the scope of the problem is... More >

### A new energy approach to critical response of elastic-plasticstructures under impulsive or long-duration excitations: Semm Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

Izuru Takewaki, Professor, Dept of Archi. and Architectural Eng., Kyoto University

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This talk is on the critical response of elastic-plastic structures under near-fault (1994 Northridge earthquake, 1995 Kobe earthquake) or long-duration (2011 Tohoku earthquake) ground motions.

### Combinatorics Seminar: Asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of skew shape

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Igor Pak, UCLA

Consider random standard Young tableaux of a fixed skew shape. What do they look like as the shapes get large? To be precise, in this talk, we analyze the asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of large skew shapes, which allow to give partial answers to this questions in a variety of special cases. We present new bounds and discuss how they compare with the existing general bounds... More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Constant scalar curvature metrics on blow-ups of Kahler surfaces

Seminar | September 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Ved Datar, UC Berkeley

It is known that the blow-up of a constant scalar curvature Kahler manifold of (complex) dimension greater than 2 also admits a metric of constant scalar curvature if it is K-stable. I will present a partial result in dimension two.

### String-Math Seminar: Monodromy and quantizations

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Andrei Okounkov, Columbia

For a general symplectic resolution X, Bezrukavnikov and Kaledin used quantization in prime characteristic to construct certain very interesting derived automorphisms of X. Their action on K(X) has been since conjectured to match the monodromy of the quantum differential equation for X. This talk will be about our joint work in progress with Bezrukavnikov in which we prove this conjecture for the... More >

### Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,... More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically... More >

### Yong Zeng — NSF Funding Opportunities Related to Data Science

Seminar | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Yong Zeng, National Science Foundation

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This presentation will provide an overview of the funding opportunities related to data science in National Science Foundation. The funding opportunities will include those in the directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the focus will be those supported by Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in MPS.

### Towards a lyric phenomenology: ‘The beginnings of truly human poetry’ and Zhukovsky’s elegiac imagination

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Alyson Tapp, University Lecturer in Russian Literature, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The second lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

### Who Am I? Exploring Identity of Prospective Teachers and Teacher Educators towards the Profession of Teaching

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

Dr. Munir Moosa, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Pakistan

Identity is central to teachers’ development. Exploring self-identity empowers practitioners to reflect on their position and practices, and separate their personal beliefs, ideologies, and biases from teaching practices (Rus et al., 2013; Cranton, 2001; Beauchamp and Thomas, 2009; Walkington, 2005). It helps them to become a reflective practitioner and embrace teaching profession with... More >

### Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tian-Todorov theorems

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

We discuss the Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov Theorem and some generalizations involving noncommutative Hodge theory.

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory: Quasi-Bayesian Updating in Social Networks

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Manuel Mueller-Frank, IESE Business School, Univ. of Navarra

### Seminar 271, Development: "Municipal Annexations and the Value of Local Public Goods"

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

David Schoenholzer, Berkeley

### IB Seminar: Life in the trees: how vertical forest structure influences biogeography

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Brett Scheffers, University of Florida

### Number Theory Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically... More >

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Two-bubble dynamics for the equivariant wave maps equation.

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Jacek Jendrej, University of Chicago

I will consider the energy-critical wave maps equation with values in the sphere in the equivariant case, that is for symmetric initial data. It is known that if the initial data has small energy, then the corresponding solution scatters. Moreover, the initial data of any scattering solution has topological degree 0. I try to answer the following question: what are the non-scattering solutions of... More >

### Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the gap between primary scientists and the public

Seminar | September 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Michael Eisen is a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley, and one of the founders of PLOS (Public Library of Science). In addition to his achievements, he intends to compete for the California Senate seat in 2018. SLAM and Michael aim to have a fruitful conversation about establishing yourself as a prominent science communicator, and about reaching out to new... More >

### ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 4 Residence Hall, Foothill Assembly Room

, Berkeley, CA 94720

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…

- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus

- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals

- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you... More >