Friday, September 1, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)
Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie
Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen... More >
Presentation | September 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 305, North Tower
The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.
Learn about the nuts and bolts of our new certificates in Global Urban Humanities for undergraduates and graduate students, new courses, fellowship opportunities, and... More >
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Seminar | September 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Course | September 1 | 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.
Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location
Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering
Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.
Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Geomety of Polymers in Last Passage Percolation Under Various Constraints
Seminar | September 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley
Motivated by extremal isoperimetric problems in percolation, I shall describe a model which puts a global curvature constraint on the standard Last passage percolation model and studies the longest increasing path from $(0, 0)$ to $(n, n)$ trapping atypically large area. As is typical in these models, the first order behaviour of this random contour is determined by a variational problem which we... More >
Workshop | September 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
This MENA salon will discuss the recent diplomatic crisis with the tiny peninsular nation of Qatar, which quickly led to a geopolitical rupture. Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/
Seminar | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nickel complexes are often less adept at the activation and functionalization of unreactive bonds than second and third row transition metals. In contrast, the ability of Ni metal surface sites to readily activate C-H and C-C under ambient conditions has found use in high temperature catalytic reactions that involve skeletal rearrangements of C-H, C-C and C-O bonds. Cooperativity amongst adjacent... More >
Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Tim Laux, UC Berkeley
Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Martin Olsson, UCB
We will discuss the schedule of talks for the semester.