<< January 2017 >>

## Tuesday, January 3, 2017

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

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 >

## Friday, January 6, 2017

### Andean Studies Conference, Day 1: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 6 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

Archaeological Research Facility

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration,$10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door,$20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

## Saturday, January 7, 2017

### Andean Studies Conference, Day 2: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 7 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

Archaeological Research Facility

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration,$10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door,$20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

### Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

## Monday, January 9, 2017

### Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science: An Inaugural Celebration of the Center for Quantum Coherent Science at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | January 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

Department of Physics

CQCS is an intellectual nexus that explores the richness, complexity and practical application of quantum mechanics, quantum states, and quantum systems. The center brings together many different scientists working in a range of fields related to quantum science, from AMO to cosmology. We would be delighted if you can join us for our three-day conference as well as participate in the planned...   More >

- Due to space limitations, only accepted registrants will receive a confirmation email after December 18. - Day 3 is limited by LBNL site access

Registration opens December 1. or by calling Arica at 510-664-7725, or by emailing Arica at cqcs@berkeley.edu by December 18.

### Luke Timmerman: Trends in Biotech and the Age of Genomics

Colloquium | January 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Room 240

Luke Timmerman, The Timmerman Report

Library, Bioengineering (BioE)

Luke Timmerman of the Timmmerman Report and contributor to Forbes, will be speaking about trends in the biotech industry and the effect of a tool driven revolution. He will also address these themes as they relate to his new book, Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age.

## Tuesday, January 10, 2017

### IV-E Pre-employment Workshop

Workshop | January 10 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland 2, 4, 5, 15

Social Welfare, School of

Required for 2nd year IV-E MSW students.

### Brand Training Workshop 1: Strategy and visual design

Workshop | January 10 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to understand the strategy behind the development of the Berkeley brand platform. See examples of how to apply the brand guidelines in your daily work. Get hands-on practice with the visual design elements of the brand platform. Work on a sample project (or bring a live one of your own) to create a branded piece with your own unique voice. Participants: Anyone who does...   More >

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

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 >

## Wednesday, January 11, 2017

### Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | January 11 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page. Work on a sample page or get help with your website...   More >

### Siebel Stem Cell Institute UCB-Stanford Workshop on Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

Seminar | January 11 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

Michael Clarke, Calvin Kuo, Kyle Loh, Michael Longaker, Thomas Rando, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Vittorio Sebastiano, Irv Weissman, Joseph Wu, Stanford University; Helen Bateup, Andrew Dillin, Amy Herr, Daniela Kaufer, David Schaffer, Robert Tjian, Mark Walters, University of California, Berkeley

Siebel Stem Cell Institute

### String-Math Seminar: The Non-Abelian Localization Theorem and the Verlinde Formula for Higgs Bundles

Seminar | January 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Daniel Halpern-Leistner, Columbia University

Department of Mathematics

The Verlinde formula is a celebrated explicit computation of the dimension of the space of sections of certain positive line bundles over the moduli space of semistable vector bundles over an algebraic curve. I will describe a recent generalization of this formula in which the moduli of vector bundles is replaced by the moduli of semistable Higgs bundles, a moduli space of great interest in...   More >

### The role of SEIPIN in lipid droplet expansion and adipogenesis

Seminar | January 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

Hongyuan Yang, University of New South Wales

### Topology Seminar: Groups acting on the circle

Seminar | January 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

Kathryn Mann, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Given a group G and a manifold M, can one describe all the actions of G on M? This is a basic and natural question from geometric topology, but also a very difficult one – even in the case where M is the circle, and G is a familiar, finitely generated group like the fundamental group of a surface.

In this talk, I'll introduce you to the theory of groups acting on the circle, building on the...   More >

## Thursday, January 12, 2017

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in 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 >

### PMB Seminar : "Plant Genomics and Immunity"

Seminar | January 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room

Ksenia Krasileva, Earlham University, The Sainsbury Laboratory

### Applied Math Seminar: Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems: Theory and Applications

Seminar | January 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

David Bindel, Cornell University

Department of Mathematics

Vibrations are everywhere, and so are the eigenvalues that describe them. Physical models that include involve damping, delay, or radiation often lead to nonlinear eigenvalue problems, in which we seek complex values for which an (analytic) matrix-valued function is singular. In this talk, we show how to generalize eigenvalue localization results, such as Gershgorin's theorem, Bauer-Fike, and...   More >

## Friday, January 13, 2017

### Conference on the Supreme Court of California

Conference/Symposium | January 13 |  UC Hastings College of Law

198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Quentin Hardy

Law, Boalt School of

Presented by the California Constitution Center and Hastings Law Journal, this event is a forum for judges, scholars, and practitioners to explore issues affecting the state high court and judicial system.

### Radical Craft Jam: A Day of Pre-Inauguration Artistic Resistance + Production

Workshop | January 13 |  Wurster Hall

Department of Art Practice

On Friday, January 13, the art studios at Wurster and Kroeber Halls open up for a day of drop-in visual resistance and production in the lead-up to the January 20 Inauguration. Students, staff, faculty, and the general public are invited to work together to make screenprints, fabric banners, ceramic talismans, laser cut stencils, political puppets, and more! Come with ideas and creative energy,...   More >

### Teaching Conference for All First-Time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

A campuswide teaching conference held the Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

or by calling 510-642-4456

### Conference on the Supreme Court of California: SCOCA Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | UC Hastings College of the Law, Louis B Mayer Student Lounge

Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice; Kathryn Mickle, Assoicate Justice; Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice; Leondra R. Kruger, Associate Justice

California Constitution Center, Hastings Law Journal

SCOCA Conference 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B Mayer Student Lounge
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102

General Admission $100, Public / Nonprofit / Academic Admission$50

Registration opens November 1. or or by emailing Caroline Cheng at ccheng@law.berkeley.edu by January 13.

### The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Panel Discussion | January 13 | 12-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center/Suite 220

Michael Cohen, AC Faculty, African-American Studies; Khalid Kadir, AC Faculty, The Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering, and International and Area Studies; Zeus Leonardo, AC Faculty, School of Education

Rudy Mendoza-Denton, AC Faculty, Psychology; Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Performance Studies, African American Studies

The 'Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom' is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes.

Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address questions such as what is of value in us coming together...   More >

### Number Theory Seminar: Equivariant Morse theory in algebraic geometry

Seminar | January 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Daniel Halpern-Leistner, Columbia University

Department of Mathematics

Developments in high energy physics, specifically in the theory of mirror symmetry, have led to deep conjectures regarding the geometry of a special class of complex manifolds called Calabi-Yau manifolds. One of the most intriguing of these conjectures states that various geometric invariants, some classical and some more homological in nature, agree for any two Calabi-Yau manifolds which are...   More >

### QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Speaker 1: Goran Stjepanovic (Jim Hurley lab)

Role of the human Vps15 kinase in PI3K complex I mediated autophagy regulation

Abstract
Autophagy is basic catabolic pathway for the controlled degradation of cellular components. The class III phosphatidylinositol 3‐kinase complex (PI3KC3) phosphorylates phosphatidylinositol to generate phosphatidylinositol 3‐phosphate, which is...   More >

### Grounds for Science: Neural machinery, natural and designed

Presentation | January 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

Tomer Langberg, Molecular & Cell Biology; Ryan Neely, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Science@Cal

Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Tomer Langberg and Ryan Neely, exploring the biological machinery that creates the senses, and technology being developed to understand the nervous system.

## Saturday, January 14, 2017

### Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Conference/Symposium | January 14 | 12-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 145

Phil Hutchings; Linda Evans; Alicia Jrapko; Emily Lee; Kung Feng; Liz Derias-Tyehimba; Tongo Eisen-Martin; Greg Morozumi; Corrina Gould; Lara Kiswani; Max Elbaum; Maari Maitrey; Alex Sanchez; Pierre LaBossiere; Lily Fahsi-Haskell

Join the Center for Political Education (CPE) for a one-day conference on analysis, strategy, and the fight for our future.

## Tuesday, January 17, 2017

### Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

### Instruction Begins

Course | January 17 |  UC Berkeley Campus

Public Affairs

### PMB Seminar : "Stressed! How plants acclimate through dynamic responses"

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room

Jose Dinneny, Carnegie Institution for Science

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Tax-Loss Harvesting Life Cycle: A 43-Year Retrospective of Equity Indexing Strategies for Taxable Investors

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Speaker: Lisa Goldberg (joint with Pete Hand & Alan Cummings), UC Berkeley & Aperio Group

Tax-loss harvesting aims to realize losses on individual stocks in conjunction with an investment objective such as index tracking. In this talk, we give a historical appraisal of the value of tax-loss harvesting to taxable investors with realized gains in their portfolios.

### Marine Natural Products: Inspiration for Chemical and Biological Discovery

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Marine natural products often have complex structures and potent biological activities; however, little is understood regarding how their molecular structure correlates with function or what biological targets or pathways are involved. Through rapid and efficient chemical syntheses of bioactive marine natural products we are able prepare ample quantities of material to explore both...   More >

### Chromatin dysregulation as driver of oncogenesis

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

**Chao Lu**, The Rockefeller University

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 17 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.

### An active approach to the self-assembly of colloidal matter

Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

Mr. Stewart Mallory, Columbia University Department of Chemistry

College of Chemistry

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The lifespan of small data solutions for Benjamin-Ono

Seminar | January 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Mihaela Ifrim, UCB

Department of Mathematics

This article represents a first step toward understanding the long time dynamics of solutions for the Benjamin-Ono equation. While this problem is known to be both completely integrable and globally well-posed in $L^2$, much less seems to be known concerning its long time dynamics. Here we prove that for small localized data the solutions have (nearly) dispersive dynamics almost globally in time....   More >

### George C. Pimentel Memorial Lecture: Life at the Single Molecule Level: High Precision Single Cell Genomics

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

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 >

## Wednesday, January 18, 2017

### Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

### Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | January 18 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

### Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | January 18 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program.

Seminar | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Melina Uncapher, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF CEO, Institute of Applied Neuroscience

Researchers of cognition and the brain likely consider our efforts as advancing mechanistic understanding, with the hope that they will eventually impact real-world problems. However, this dichotomous viewpoint between basic and applied research is becoming less appropriate with increasing advances in science and technology, and increased dialog between researchers and practitioners. In this...   More >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

Leah Carroll

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 >

### Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Fastest algorithms for structured matrices via algebra

Seminar | January 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago

Department of Mathematics

We show that in many instances, at the heart of a problem in numerical computation sits a special 3-tensor, the structure tensor of the problem that uniquely determines its underlying algebraic structure. For example, the Grothendieck constant, which plays an important role in unique games conjecture and SDP relaxations of NP-hard problems, arises as the spectral norm of such a structure tensor....   More >

### The neurobiology of homeostasis

Seminar | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Zachary Knight, University of California, San Francisco

### Characterizing ion sequestration in mitochondria: A deep view into cell ultrastructure with cryo-scanning transmission electron tomography

Seminar | January 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Sharon Wolf, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Electron Microscopy Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Group actions on the circle and surfaces

Seminar | January 18 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Department of Mathematics

A smooth group action on a manifold M is a group-morphism from a group G to the group of diffeomorphisms of M. If G = Z, the study of such actions is just the study of smooth dynamics and classification is impossible. However, if the group G is sufficiently rich or under some hypothesis in the type of action, classification is sometimes possible. A classical example is Holder's theorem (1901),...   More >

### Seminar: Dr. Edward Chuong, University of Utah

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Title: Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution

Abstract: Changes in gene regulatory networks underlie many biological adaptations, but the mechanisms promoting their emergence and evolution are not well understood. Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are prolific genomic parasites that constitute 6-14% of vertebrate genomes, and harbor sequences capable of modulating...   More >

### Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Edward Chuong**, University of Utah

### Applied Math Seminar: Nonequilibrium stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Hao Ge, Peking University

Department of Mathematics

Stochastic process has a glorious history in physics, chemistry and biology. Due to the advance of single-molecule techniques, stochastic modeling and computation become more and more useful and popular recently. I will talk about several different issues related to stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels, including stochastic theory of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics,...   More >

### Nonequilibrium stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Hao Ge, Peking University

Department of Mathematics

Stochastic process has a glorious history in physics, chemistry and biology. Due to the advance of single-molecule techniques, stochastic modeling and computation become more and more useful and popular recently. I will talk about several different issues related to stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels, including stochastic theory of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics,...   More >

### Number Theory Seminar: Integral relations between p-adic cohomology theories

Seminar | January 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Kestutis Cesnavicius, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

I will give an introduction to this semester's number theory learning seminar, whose goal is to discuss the relations that result from the techniques of Bhatt–Morrow–Scholze between different integral cohomology theories (p-adic etale, de Rham, crystalline...) of varieties over p-adic fields. Such relations may be viewed as refinements of the comparison theorems of "rational" p-adic Hodge...   More >

### Kernel methods for spatiotemporal learning with public policy applications

Seminar | January 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Seth Flaxman, Department of Statistics, Oxford

Department of Statistics

In this talk I will highlight the statistical machine learning methods that I am developing, in response to the needs of my social science collaborators, to address public policy questions. My research focuses on flexible nonparametric modeling approaches for spatiotemporal data and scalable inference methods to be able to fit these models to large datasets. Most critically, my models and...   More >

### University-Industry Partnerships and the Two Cultures of Science: The Case of US Agriculture Biotechnology

Colloquium | January 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab

Professor William Lacy, UC Davis

### Michael Kiparsky-Colloquium

Colloquium | January 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Michael Kiparsky, Director, Wheeler Water Institute

Energy and Resources Group

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Burnside problem for diffeomorphism groups

Seminar | January 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Department of Mathematics

Suppose G is a finitely generated group such that every element has finite order. Must G be a finite group?

This is known as the burnside problem, it was formulated around 1902 by Burnside himself and it was central in the development of group theory during the 20th century. The answer in general turned out to be negative, G might be infinite. Nonetheless, if one restricts G to be a linear group...   More >

### From Direct Action to Social Movements

Panel Discussion | January 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

Rachel Herzing, Co-Director, Center for Political Education

### [Physics Colloquium] The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Seminar | January 23 | 4:15-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Julia Velkovska, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >

### The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Colloquium | January 23 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >