<< Week of March 14 >>

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

Presentation | March 13 | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Congresswoman Barbara Lee

 Professional Development for Educators

Affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare is a fundamental human right. Congresswoman Lee served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the drafting of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and worked to ensure strong provisions that expand health care access, address health disparities and create incentives for people to live healthy lives. As a psychiatric social...   More >

Linking Structure And Function In The Human Visual System With Adaptive Optics

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 ​Will S. Tuten, OD, PhD

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In humans, fine-scale spatio-chromatic vision is the result of neural processes initiated in cone photoreceptors. The overarching goal of my research is to understand how the cellular architecture of the cone mosaic shapes vision, both in healthy subjects and in patients with retinal disease. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) enables high-resolution imaging of retinal...   More >

Introduction to Antiterrorism Design Consulting: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Eve Hinman, Eng.Sc.D., P.E., President, Hinman Consulting Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will provide the background needed to intelligently think through the key issues related to bombings targeting buildings and provide effective practical solutions for likely threat scenarios.

Differential Geometry Seminar: The Kähler-Ricci flow and optimal degenerations

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gabor Szekelyhidi, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Chen-Sun-Wang showed that the Kähler-Ricci flow on a Fano manifold gives rise to a certain algebraic degeneration of the manifold. I will discuss in what sense this degeneration is optimal, or "most-destabilizing". An application of this result is a general convergence result for the Kähler-Ricci flow on Fano manifolds admitting a Kähler-Ricci soliton, generalizing works of Tian-Zhu and...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Some recent advances in the mathematical construction of Coulomb branches of 3 and 4-dimensional gauge theories

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Alexander Braverman, Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

I will start the talk by reviewing our recent work with M.Finkelberg and H.Nakajima on the mathematical construction of Coulomb branches of 3-dimensional N=4 super-symmetric gauge theories as affine complex (possibly singular) symplectic algebraic varieties admitting a canonical quantization (no physics background will be assumed). I will then proceed to the discussion of the generalization of...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Planar Lagrangian graphs/The dimension problem in CR geometry

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Stanford University Mathematics Department, 384H/383N

 Peter Lambert Cole/Boris Kruglikov, University of Indiana/UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

 Department of Mathematics

Peter Lambert-Cole: A foundational result in the study of contact geometry and Legendrian knots is Eliashberg and Fraser's classification of Legendrian unknots They showed that two homotopy-theoretic invariants -- the Thurston-Bennequin number and rotation number -- completely determine a Legendrian unknot up to isotopy. Legendrian spatial graphs are a natural generalization of Legendrian knots....   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Pinsker algebras for 1-bounded entropy

Seminar | March 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Benjamin R. Hayes, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss joint work in progress with Thomas Sinclair. The Pinsker algebra for a probability measure-preserving action of a group G is a classical object of study in ergodic theory — it is the largest quotient of this action with entropy zero. There is a natural analogue of a Pinsker algebra in free probability corresponding to 1-bounded entropy (a quantity related to the notion of being...   More >

Dario Colombo (MPIfR): Building a (fully resolved) molecular cloud catalog of the Milky Way

Seminar | March 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dario Colombo, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Modern high resolution, molecular gas surveys of the Galactic Plane are unveiling an astonishing picture of the three-dimensional gas organization of the Milky Way. This provides the opportunity to investigate the building blocks of the molecular medium, the Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs), in an unprecedented level of detail. So far, however, such kind of study has been restricted to a handful of...   More >

Ken Goldberg - The New Wave in Robot Grasping

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Ken Goldberg, University of California Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Despite 50 years of research, robots remain remarkably clumsy, limiting their applications in home decluttering, warehouse order fulfillment, and robot-assisted surgery. I conjecture that the next wave will be based on hybrid methods that combine analytic models to bootstrap empirical models, where data and code is exchanged via the Cloud using emerging advances in cloud computing and big data.

Novel chemistry of Ubiquitination

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ivan Dikic, University of Frankfurt

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

The role of auditory feedback in speech production: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | March 13 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 John Houde, Speech & Nuroscience Lab Otolaryngology UC San Francisco

 Department of Psychology

An important part of understanding the neural control of speech is determining how auditory feedback is processed during speaking. The behavioral phenomena associated with auditory feedback suggest a paradox about its role: it need not be present for intelligible speech production, but if it is present, it needs to be correct or speech output will be affected. For this reason, current models of...   More >

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Local Langlands in the complex case

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Eric Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The classical local Langlands correspondence is roughly an identification of Galois representations with representations of a reductive group \( G(F) \) where \( F \) is a local field. In particular, we may think of representations of \( G(F) \) as "fibering" over the space of Galois representations, where each fiber consists of "L-packets." In this talk I will outline a similar picture in the...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability in Real-Time

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Josh Blumenstock, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Future of Our Planet: A Panel on Climate Change at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | March 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

It is widely accepted amongst the scientific community that climate change has had harmful effects on the planet. Multiple treaties and agreements including the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol, and the recent Paris Agreement have been made in the past few decades in order to encourage countries to limit atmospheric emissions. However, the direction of climate change policy, in the US and abroad, still...   More >

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Forest Products and Woody Biomass Job Talk - Daniel L. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Seminar | March 14 | 338 Koshland Hall

 Daniel L. Sanchez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University

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

"Commercialization of Carbon-Negative Bioenergy Systems"

Refreshments to follow in 139 Mulford Hall

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

So Many Birds, So Little Time...: Interview with Luke Bloch, Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar | March 14 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Luke Bloch, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

In this episode of The Graduates, Luke Bloch, ornithologist and conservation biologist, talks about his work studying birds in Indonesia, and at other field sites around the globe.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.   More >

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only, 90.7 FM

Luke in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Current paleontological research and opportunities at Petrified Forest National Park

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Adam Marsh, Petrified Forest National Park

 Museum of Paleontology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Dynamics for the Top Eigenvalue and Eigenvector of Empirical Correlation Matrices of Financial Data

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Carl-Fredrik Arndt, Two Sigma

 Center for Risk Management Research

Abstract:
In this talk we will discuss how the top eigenvalue/eigenvector pair evolves through time for estimators of covariance and correlation matrices of equity return type data. By this we mean that the matrices have a top eigenvalue which is well separated from the others. Our main results are that both the eigenvalue and eigenvector of a correlation matrix has an extra stability effect,...   More >

Organic Syntheses Seminar: Exploring New Methodologies to Enhance Synthetic Efficiency

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dawei Ma, State Key Laboratory of Bio-Organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Discovery of new synthetic methodologies not only prompts diverse synthesis of natural and designed functional molecules, but also leads to more efficient synthesis (step-economical and cost-effective) of known compounds with important functions. In this lecture I will summarize our recent results on methodology development, which include preparation of spiro-fused indolines via intramolecular...   More >

Programs for "Under-Prepared" College Students: A Tale of Unintended Consequences

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 Katie Hern, English Instructor, Chabot College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP); Myra Snell, Professor, Mathematics, Los Medanos College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP)

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Traditionally, about 80% of California community college students have been classified “unprepared” upon entry and required to enroll in remedial courses in English, reading, math, and/or English as a second language. These courses are intended to help students be more successful, but the more remedial courses students are required to take, the less likely they are to ever reach their college...   More >

Development Lunch:"The effect of ambient light on criminal activity: Evidence from Chile"

Seminar | March 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Patricio Dominguez

 Department of Economics, CEGA

The psychology of political risk in autocracy: Evidence from Zimbabwe

Colloquium | March 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lauren Young, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Lauren Young

Understanding Person Recognition: Psychological, Computational, and Neural Perspectives

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Alice O’Toole, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas

 Department of Psychology

The study of person recognition over the last decade has concentrated almost entirely on recognition from the faces. In the real world, recognition of others often begins at a distance, where identity-specific information in the face is poorly resolved. At this distance, identity information in the shape of the body can support and constrain recognition. Remarkably little is known about how we...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group

Seminar | March 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: A new approach to contact problems in geometry

Seminar | March 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Joe Harris, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Geometric problems involving order of contact—for example, how many flexes does a plane curve of degree $d$ have?---can often be solving by considering the relevant {\it bundle of principle parts}. When we're dealing with a family of varieties, though—for example, in a pencil of plane curves of degree $d$, how many have hyperflexes?---difficulties arise: some members of the family will have...   More >

Data Tidying in R and Python: The Hacker Within

Workshop | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Data Tidying in R and Python

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

The lifetime of atmospheric nitrogen oxides

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ronald Cohen, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Violence, Stigma, and Health Disparities of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Paul R. Sterzing, PhD., Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley; Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Florida

 Public Health, School of, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Social Welfare, School of, Berkeley Institute of Human Development, The Center for Child and Youth Policy

This two hour symposium presents research from the three leading scholars working at the intersection of social welfare and public health. Examining stigma and violence exposure among sexual and gender minority youth and associated impacts on mental and behavioral health, the panel of scholars will discuss recommendations for future research and the development of prevention, intervention, and...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Ownership of the Means of Production"

Seminar | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C110 Cheit Hall

 Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

The Present Political Divide: What To Do Now

Colloquium | March 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute

 George Lakoff, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Linguistics, Berkeley Center for Neural Mind & Society

How does Trump think, how does he control public discourse, and why does he have the appeal that he has? What do the Democrats fail to understand about Trump and his followers? And what can those in the American majority that oppose Trump do now, and what should the majority and the media not do that would only help Trump?

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The implicitization problem for rational normal scrolls

Seminar | March 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alessio Sammartano, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study the defining ideals of the Rees algebra and of the special fiber ring for ideals of a rational normal scroll in $P^n$. In particular, we show that these rings are Koszul algebras.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Sonja D. Williams: "Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom"

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism

The life of an inventive African American media writer and tireless champion of freedom, equality, and justice.

Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style engaged listeners with fascinating characters, compelling details, and sharp images of...   More >

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Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Elizabeth Greenwood, Author

 Department of English

"Ms. Greenwood leaps into an anecdote-filled history of — and rough primer for — erasing yourself. She shrewdly notes that our fascination with vanishing is only heightened by the ‘hypervisibility of our age.’… The fun in Greenwood’s book — much of it admittedly grim fun — is in learning the details."
New York Times

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environment and sustainability fields. This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). The Alum/Employer for this session is still TBA.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: David Mindell “Falconid evolution and capacity of the tree of life"

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 David Mindell, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Physical Phenotyping”

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dino Di Carlo, UCLA

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 15
12noon - 1:00pm
Bechtel Engineering Center – Sibley Auditorium

Dino DiCarlo
Professor of Bioengineering
UCLA

“Physical Phenotyping”

My lab uses microtechnology to interface at the scale of biology to aid in scientific investigation, develop new approaches to diagnose and monitor disease, and engineer therapies. A part of our...   More >

Life Events and Personality Change

Colloquium | March 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Wiebke Bleidorn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A large body of research has shown that personality traits can and do change across the life span. In fact, most people experience medium-sized to large changes in their personality as they traverse adulthood. The observed changes in personality traits have led to a great deal of speculation about the conditions and causes of these changes. While all major theories of personality development...   More >

ABC’s of Long Term Care (BEUHS126)

Workshop | March 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Janet Van Deusen, HICAP Program Manager

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Learn the difference between Medicare coverage and long term care, ways of getting long term care and options for financing it; the pros and cons of LTC insurance and guidelines for purchasing it.

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Webinar: GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips: For International Students and Scholars

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms.

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Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Pontryagin-Thom as a bridge from homotopy to (higher) categories

Seminar | March 15 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Grothendieck's homotopy hypothesis asserts that for a good theory of higher categories there should be an equivalence between homotopy n-types and n-groupoids and hence standard tools and techniques for understanding homotopy types have categorical significance. In this talk I will describe how the Pontryragin-Thom construction can be used in this way. We will see for example that free braided...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Diffusive estimates for random walk under annealed polynomial growth

Seminar | March 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We show that on a random infinite graph G of polynomial growth where simple random walk is stationary, it is diffusive along a subsequence, i.e., the second moment of the distance from the starting point grows at most linearly in time. This extends a result of Kesten that applied to the extrinsic metric on subgraphs of the lattice Zd, and answers a question due to Benjamini, Duminil-Copin, Kozma...   More >

Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Colloquium | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

 Department of Geography

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Fluid-composite structure interaction and blood flow

Seminar | March 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Suncica Canic, University of Houston

 Department of Mathematics

Fluid-structure interaction problems with composite structures arise in many applications. One example is the interaction between blood flow and arterial walls. Arterial walls are composed of several layers, each with different mechanical characteristics and thickness. No mathematical results exist so far that analyze existence of solutions to nonlinear, fluid-structure interaction problems in...   More >

Geographies of Activism: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Juan Herrera, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Oregon State University

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor, Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Less visible than 1960s Chicano Movement protest politics of sit-ins, marches, and boycotts are the Mexican American activists who created community-based organizations by enlisting residents in neighborhood improvement projects.

Selective Inference in Genetics

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Chiara Sabatti, Department of Biostatistics, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Geneticists have always been aware that, when looking for signal across the entire genome, one has to be very careful to avoid false discoveries. Contemporary studies often involve a very large number of traits, increasing the challenges of “looking every-where”. I will discuss novel approaches that allow an adaptive exploration of the data, while guaranteeing reproducible results.

ERG Colloquium: Carla Peterman: Pass-Through of Solar PV Incentives to Consumers: The Early Years of California’s Solar PV Incentives

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

 Energy and Resources Group

This study examines the early years of California’s most recent wave of distributed solar PV incentives (2000-2008) to determine the pass-through of incentives to consumers. Examination of this period is important due to the high level of incentives provided and subsequent high cost to ratepayers; policymakers’ expectations that price declines accrue to consumers; and market structure...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Extended topological field theories in low dimensions

Seminar | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Our current understanding of the classification of (various kinds of) extended 3-dimensional topological field theories is fairly complete. I will survey aspects of this classification, which reveal connections between 3-dimensional topology and areas outside of topology such as fusion tensor categories (e.g. from subfactors of Von Neumann algebras), modular tensor categories (e.g. from quantum...   More >

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Forest Products and Woody Biomass Job Talk - Peter Tittman, Ph.D.

Seminar | March 16 | 338 Koshland Hall

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

"Forest Products and Bioenergy in California: Envisioning the Role for UC Research and Extension"

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM2 Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 16 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support.

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Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Karl Jacoby

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Columbia University

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

"Thinking About Nature in Time: Lessons from Environmental History"

Refreshments @ 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall


**this event has been cancelled due to weather conditions caused by winter storm Stella**

Understanding Your Work Related Values (BECAR103)

Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Identifying and clarifying your most important values is fundamental in career planning.

Boosting Your Mental Energy (BEUHS051)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Beth Argus, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Participants will learn about the physiology of stress and how mental states affect the nervous system. Concepts that are important in stress management, such as; resonance frequency breathing and increasing Heart Rate Variability will also be discussed. Participants will be led through several mindfulness breathing exercises aimed at evoking the relaxation response, shifting mood, and increasing...   More >

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Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: 85 million years of fish evolution and production in the open ocean

Seminar | March 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Richard Norris, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Legion: A Programming Model for Modern Parallel Architectures

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Sean Treichler, Principal Research Scientist, NVIDIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern computing architectures are growing increasingly complicated. We examine the challenge of partitioning complex application data structures.

Water Splitting Photocatalysis with Inorganic Particles

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Frank E. Osterloh, UC Davis

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Particle-based water photoelectrolysis is a special form of artificial photosynthesis that can offer substantial cost savings over established photovoltaic-electrolyzer and photoelectrochemical cells. While the theoretical solar to hydrogen conversion (STH) efficiency limit of tandem systems is 21%, existing particle water splitting devices only reach 1.1% STH. This means that significant...   More >

School Accountability: What's SEL Got to Do with It?

Presentation | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library (2nd floor)

 Prudence Carter - Moderator

 Professional Development for Educators

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore its importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Our panel discussion will be...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Seongjoo Min, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

School Accountability: What’s SEL Got To Do With It?

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library

 Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Southern California; Joshua P. Starr, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International; Elliot Turiel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech"

Seminar | March 16 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Jesse Shapiro, Brown, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: On topological cyclic homology

Colloquium | March 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Nikolaus, MPIM Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

We first introduce/recall the classical Hochschild homology groups and give some examples that illustrate the behaviour in different characteristics. Then we explain the variants and developments of Hochschild homology that eventually lead to the definition of topological cyclic homology by Bökstedt, Hsiang and Madsen. They invented topological cyclic homology to study algebraic K-theory but in...   More >

Isha Ray and Robin Marsh | Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective

Presentation | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialist Professor Isha Ray and Dr. Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues on their recent work in Nepal.

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Louis DePaor, National University of Ireland, Galway

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of English

Program is subject to change.

5:00pm: Opening Plenary: Louis De Paor (NUI Galway)
6:00pm: Special reception for the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program

Applied Algebra Seminar: Gaussian Mixtures and their Tensors

Seminar | March 16 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley and MPI Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

Mixtures of Gaussians are ubiquitous in data science. We give an introduction to the geometry of these statistical models, with focus on the tensors that represent their higher moments. The familiar theory of rank and border-rank for symmetric tensors is recovered when all covariance matrices are zero. Recent work with Carlos Amendola and Kristian Ranestad characterizes the circumstances under...   More >

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 141 Giannini Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Radiolab Co-Host Robert Krulwich at the Berkeley Forum: The Radiolab Way of Noticing

Seminar | March 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

Robert Krulwich is the co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas,’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times each month. He is also the author of the “Curiously Krulwich” blog, featured on National Geographic, where he illustrates hard-to-fathom concepts in...   More >

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Epistemology after Sextus Empiricus

Conference/Symposium | March 17 – 18, 2017 every day | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Richard Bett, Johns Hopkins University; Jessica Berry, Georgia State University; Marko Malink, New York University; Justin Vlasits, UC Berkeley; Katja Vogt, Columbia University

 Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto

 Department of Philosophy, Columbia University Department of Philosophy, Department of Rhetoric, Graduate Assembly, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Lodge Fund, Heyman Center for the Humanities

Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus covers themes from Sextus Empiricus that have greatly shaped the history of epistemology. Relevant topics include the nature of investigation, perception and illusion, perceptual relativism, ignorance, belief-formation, induction, infinite regress, assertion, disagreement and conflicting appearances.

10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference: Building Bridges to Shape the Future of Healthcare

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. | Mission Bay Conference Center, Suite 251

 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

 Blue Shield of California

Participate in conversations around partnerships and bridge relationships across the healthcare landscape to shape our industry for the future at the 10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference. Join us for an exciting day of dynamic panels, keynotes, startups pitches and a networking reception. Keynote speakers include Dr. Sara Kennedy, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Northern...   More >

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

9-10:30
Philip...   More >

Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of African American Studies, Department of History of Art

A Symposium on New Directions in African Diasporic Art Histories co-organized by the Department of African American Studies and History of Art.

Essig Brunch: Elizabeth Cash, Tsutsui Lab

Seminar | March 17 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Cognition Colloquium: Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction

Colloquium | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Thomas Langlois

 Department of Psychology

Our own Thomas Langlois will present his work on, "Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction."

ARE Seminar: On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

Seminar | March 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University

 College of Natural Resources

Guest, Professor Marty Weitzman discusses environmental economics.

New RefWorks Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | March 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Lee Adams, Library

 Library

RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, add pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs).

New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, creating new citations, importing citations from various...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution

Seminar | March 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Professor Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In Pixar’s Inside Out, Joy proclaims, “Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what’s going on inside?” My group asks the same question about nanomaterials whose function plays a critical role in energy and biologically-relevant processes. This presentation will describe new techniques that enable in situ visualization of chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: A Luna étale slice theorem for algebraic stacks

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss a result of Alper, Hall, Rydh (2015) which shows that, at any point with linearly reductive stabilizer group, an algebraic stack is étale-locally a quotient stack of an affine scheme by the stabilizer.

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled

 Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >

Nonequilibrium relaxation in atomistic environments

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

 William Pfalzgraff, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Mechanic Behavior of Architected Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Tunneling Behavior of Random Processes III

Seminar | March 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this third presentation, we discuss tunneling behavior of several random processes, such as random walks in a potential field, the Potts model and the zero-range processes.

Composition Colloquium: Thomas Buckner

Colloquium | March 17 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

For decades, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, LBNL

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

RTGC Seminar: Current Fluctuations of the Stationary ASEP and Six-Vertex Model

Seminar | March 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Amol Aggarwal, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the following three models from statistical mechanics: the asymmetric simple exclusion process, the stochastic six-vertex model, and the ferroelectric symmetric six-vertex model. It had been predicted by the physics communities for some time that the limiting behavior for these models, run under certain classes of translation-invariant (stationary) boundary data, are governed by the...   More >