<< Monday, November 19, 2018 >>

Monday, November 19, 2018

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dylan Paiton, Olshausen Lab; Liz Lawler, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Gun Violence in Schools

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104

 Professor Ron Avi Astor, Professor, USC; Dr. Alisa Crovetti, Faculty, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowitz, Deputy Director, Affirmative Litigation, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, BerkeleyLaw Human Rights Center

Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners.

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Raphael Lardeux, CRED Paris; Dario Tortarolo, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Raphael Lardeux - "Income Tax Misperception: Bunching where Tax Liabilities (may) start"

Dario Tortarolo - "Means-tested Transfers and Rent Sharing: Identification from a Change in the Remittance System"

  RSVP online by November 15.

Combinatorics Seminar: Electrical networks and hyperplane arrangements

Seminar | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bob Lutz, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This talk defines Dirichlet arrangements, a generalization of graphic hyperplane arrangements arising from electrical networks and order polytopes of finite posets. After establishing some basic properties we characterize Dirichlet arrangements whose Orlik-Solomon algebras are Koszul and show that the underlying matroids satisfy the half-plane property. We also discuss the role of Dirichlet...   More >

Yvette Cendes (Toronto): Radio Observations of Nearby Intermediate-Aged Supernovae

Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Yvette Cendes, Toronto

 Radio Astronomy Lab

After the initial flash and bang of a supernova, radio emission can continue for decades as the shockwave interacts with the circumstellar material (CSM) shed by the progenitor star before the explosion. These observations can, in turn, provide key insights into both the explosion mechanism and pre-supernova evolution of the progenitor system, as well as probe the transition from supernova to...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bounding Points on Curves using $p$-Adic Hodge Theory

Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

 Brian Lawrence, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Methods of $p$-adic analysis provide the most powerful tools to bound the set of rational points on a curve. The earliest work in this direction was the method of Chabauty; in many cases this is already enough to enumerate (with proof) the rational points. Much more recently, work of Kim on the unipotent fundamental group has led to computational breakthroughs by Balakrishnan, Dogra et al. The...   More >

How Cells Measure Length

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Jane Kondev, Brandeis University

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions"

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ben Faber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: CANCELLED

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Philipp Sadowski, Duke

 Department of Economics

* Co-Authored with Todd Sarver

Analysis/PDE Seminar: Rough control for Schrödinger operators on 2-tori.

Seminar | November 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability.

For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for...   More >

SLAM: Bridging the Divide: Bringing Science to Bear on Public Policy and Regulatory Decisions

Seminar | November 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

EdTech Meets Development: How technology is shaping education in developing countries

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Education Initiative for Development

How is technology shaping education in developing countries? Join an open discussion with panelists from M-Soma, a Kenyan coding institute, IDinsight, a data-driven impact assessment firm, CAMFED, a SF-based African education NGO, and the Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center. Hear these experts share lessons learned and best practices about their work in Africa, Central...   More >

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