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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The shoreline problem for the Green-Naghdi equations

Seminar | March 21 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 David Lannes, Université de Bordeaux

 Department of Mathematics

The Green-Naghdi equations are a nonlinear dispersive perturbation of the nonlinear shallow water equations, more precise by one order of approximation. These equations are commonly used for the simulation of coastal flows, and in particular in regions where the water depth vanishes (the shoreline). The local well-posedness of the Green-Naghdi equations (and their justification as an asymptotic...   More >

Socio-Technical Modeling, Control, and Optimization for Urban Mobility

Seminar | March 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy, Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Urban mobility in Transportation is witnessing a transformation due to the emergence of new concepts in Mobility on Demand, where new modes of transportation other than private individual cars and public mass transit are being investigated. With a projection of a total number of 2 billion vehicles on roads by the year 2050, such innovations in transportation are urgently needed. One...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Low rankness in forward and inverse kinetic theory

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Qin Li, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 Department of Mathematics

Multi-scale kinetic equations can be compressed: in certain regimes, the Boltzmann equation is asymptotically equivalent to the Euler equations, and the radiative transfer equation is asymptotically equivalent to the diffusion equation. A lot of detailed information is lost when a system passes to the limit. In linear algebra, it is equivalent to a system being of low rank. I will discuss such...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 21 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Deposit Spreads and the Welfare Cost of Inflation

Seminar | March 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Covariant neural network architectures for learning physics

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Risi Kondor, University of Chicago

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Deep neural networks have proved to be extremely effective in image recognition, machine translation, and a variety of other data centered engineering tasks. However, some other domains, such as learning to model physical systems requires a more careful examination of how neural networks reflect symmetries. In this talk we give an overview of recent developments in the field of...   More >

Gallery Talk: Kathryn Roszak on Get Dancin’

Presentation | March 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kathryn Roszak offers a dancer’s insights into Get Dancin’, a selection of artworks portraying dance in its many aspects. She will focus on images of dancers whom she especially admires, including Barbara Morgan’s iconic photograph of the legendary Martha Graham and Abraham Walkowicz’s delightfully whimsical watercolor of Isadora Duncan.

Roszak is a curator, choreographer, and producer...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Matt Gentzkow, Stanford

 Department of Economics

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 >

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Turning Adversity into Positive Career Traits

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 Oscar Garcia, Aspira

 Cal Alumni Association

Have you ever worked hard for something - admission into a school, an award, or a promotion? And told you received the recognition because you are a minority? This webinar focuses on honoring your past, navigating through life's challenges and triumphing over adversity.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: “Kernel estimation with dyadic data”

Seminar | March 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jim Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Frontostriatal computations in learning and decision making

Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Frank, Brown University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | March 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Janet Franklin

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Janet Franklin, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside, will present: "Paleoscape Model of Coastal South Africa During Modern Human Origins: Climate, Landforms, Plants, Animals and People." Hosted by David Ackerly. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Modeling Cellular Programs and Interactions Underlying Innate Immune Response: Dr. Samantha Riesenfeld, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard University

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

To protect the host and maintain tissue homeostasis, the immune system responds not only to a vast array of pathogens, but also to environmental cues, for example, signals of tissue injury or changes in nutrient availability. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a type of immune cell that play a role in maintaining a stable environment and barrier in mucosal tissues but can also promote...   More >