Thursday, November 29, 2018
Conference/Symposium | November 29 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Bantao Auditorium
Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Ronald Lee, Professor of the Graduate School in Demographics and Economy, UC Berkeley Economics; Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics
Alan Auerbach, Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Economics
Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective.
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The scalar wave equation on general asymptotically flat spacetimes: Stability and instability results
Seminar | November 29 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Georgios Moschidis, Miller Institute and UC Berkeley
In this talk, we will examine how certain geometric conditions on general asymptotically flat spacetimes $(\mathcal M,g)$ are related to stability or instability properties of solutions to the scalar wave equation $\square _g\psi =0$ on $\mathcal M$. First, in the case when $(\mathcal M,g)$ possesses an event horizon with positive surface gravity and an ergoregion which is sufficiently small in... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Renormalization and large eddy simulation for a driven Burgers equation in a hydrodynamic regime
Seminar | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley
A real-space renormalization group (RNG) is constructed for a randomly-driven Burgers equation, with irrelevant degrees of freedom eliminated sequentially by stochastic parametrization followed by scaling. The connection with more standard implementations of an RNG is spelled out. The parameters in the equation and in the forcing, as well as the construction of the RNG, are chosen so that the... More >
Harnessing the power of data science and real-world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care: Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association
Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Webinar
Meghna Samant, Flatiron Health; Raina Mathur
Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association
Seminar | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Webinar
Raima Mathur, Flatiron Health; Meghna Samant, Flatiron Heatlth
Public Health, School of, Public Health Alumni Association board of directors
Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development lunchtime webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Seminar | November 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Emily Jane McTavish, University of California, Merced
Seminar | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Todd Messer and Peter McCrory, UC Berkeley; Juan Herreno, Columbia University
Course | November 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Workshop | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Colloquium | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside
Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology
Colloquium | November 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Persistent homology has emerged in the field of topogical data analysis, and in a different formulation in the work of Barannikov in Morse theory. We shall explain what it is, and how this comes into play crucially on one hand on spectral asymptotics of the Witten Laplacian, and on the other hand in several questions in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology.
Workshop | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room (Room 297)
Sherene H. Razack
Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of sub-humanity. Processes of disposability enable white Europeanness to prevail. In this paper, I pursue what race has to do with disposability through an... More >