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Monday, March 20, 2017

nu Windows to the Early Universe

Colloquium | March 20 | 1 LeConte Hall

 Daniel Green

 Department of Physics

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Visual Perception and Circuit-Level Insights into Autism

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Caroline Roberston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Atypical visual perception is a defining characteristic of autism, noted since the earliest reports of the condition. We know very little about where visual differences arise in the autistic brain or how they relate to the wider litany of symptoms associated with the condition. In this talk, I will first present extensive fMRI and psychophysical evidence that autistic visual differences originate...   More >

ESPM Society and Environment Monday Brown Bag Talk Series - Seth Holmes

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 133 Giannini Hall

 Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor

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

Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D. author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" speaking on "Transitional Agro-Food System and Health: Confronting Inequalities in the Social and Natural Environment"


Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning

The 2016-17 Dialogues colloquium series is focusing on "Teaching Evaluations and Feedback Mechanisms". This year's faculty curators are: Claire Kremen, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; John Wallace, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Oliver O'Reilly, Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Teaching.

Markus Künzler

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci flow on asymptotically Euclidean manifolds

Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yu Li, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we prove that if an asymptotically Euclidean (AE) manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature has long time existence of the Ricci flow, then it converges to Euclidean space in a strong sense. By convergence, the mass will drop to zero as time tends to infinity. Moreover, in the three dimensional case, we use Ricci flow with surgery to give an independent proof of the positive mass...   More >

RF Linearity in SiGe HBTs: Characterization, Physics and Circuit Implications

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Guofu Niu, ECE Department, Auburn University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talks presents experimental characterization techniques, underlying physics, analysis techniques and circuit implications of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) HBT linearity.

String-Math Seminar: Geometry of bow varieties

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Hiraku Nakajima, Kyoto University

 Department of Mathematics

Bow varieties were introduced by Cherkis as analog of ADHM type description of instanton moduli spaces on the Taub-NUT space ( $\mathbb C^2$ with a hyper-Kaehler metric, not an Euclidean one.) We study these varieties from more algebro-geometric point of view, and introduce their `multiplicative' analog. Applications are their identifications with Coulomb branches of 3d and 4d gauge theories...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances generated by conic diffraction

Seminar | March 20 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent work, joint with Luc Hillairet, that refines our understanding of the strings of resonances along logarithmic curves generated by multiply diffracted trapped rays.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Semiclassical asymptotics of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ tensor products

Seminar | March 20 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Novak, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

The existence of a link between the asymptotics of tensor products of irreducible representations of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ and free probability was discovered by Biane in the 90s. Biane realized that there is a matrix model for the "Littlewood-Richardson process" encoding the invariant subspaces which occur in the tensor product, and that the (quantum) random matrices involved in this model become...   More >

Wolfgang Ketter - FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

As the share of renewable energy becomes an increasing part of electricity generation, electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to be used as virtual power plants (VPP) to provide reliable back-up power.

Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will outline my research in what I define as next-generation learning experiences, which leverage instrumented and connected environments to aid in human learning and performance.

The Last Masquerade: Lermontov, Meyerhold, and the Revolution of 1917

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Anna Muza, Senior Lecturer, Russian Language, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The sixth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: The topology of normal surface singularities

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Lowengrub, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the paper "The topology of normal singularities of an algebraic surface and a criteria for simplicity" Mumford shows how it is possible to check if a point on a normal surface is singular based on purely topological properties of a neighborhood of the point. We will present a precise formulation of this idea and discuss the ingredients that go into the proof.

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Travel Time Tomography, Boundary Rigidity and Lens Rigidity

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington/HKUST

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider the inverse problem of determining the sound speed or index of refraction of a medium by measuring the travel times of waves going through the medium. This problem arises in global seismology in an attempt to determine the inner structure of the Earth by measuring travel times of earthquakes. It has also several applications in optics and medical imaging among others.

The...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Zero Sum Revision Games"

Seminar | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Stefano Lovo, HEC Paris

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Homogenization: Beyond well-posedness theory

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hung Tran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some recent progress on going beyond the well-posedness theory in homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In particular, I will focus on the decomposition method to find the formula of the effective Hamiltonian in some situations. Joint work with Qian and Yu.

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Stanford

 Department of Economics