Tuesday, November 14, 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.
Workshop | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."
Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the gardens amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along... More >
$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)
Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Aryl amines are a key synthetic unit widely utilized in organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, materials science and pharmaceutical industry. Current preparative routes to those compounds require either prefunctionalized starting materials or conditions needing external oxidants, thus inevitably generating stoichiometric amounts of side wastes. We have developed a series of direct C-H... More >
Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street
The Market is a consensual hallucination that commands attention by wielding its Invisible Hand. In this talk we will examine the ways that Adam Smiths 250-year-old appendage makes itself felt positioning, trading, and hurting herding and their implications for the investment process.
Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park
Over the last few decades, Californias Silicon Valley has become not only the worlds technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new... More >
Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert
California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?... More >
Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.
Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become Chinas Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.
Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
John Suh, Hyundai
Leaders in the mobility industry will convene to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Panels and talks will cover new forms of mobility, new mobility business models and the infrastructure supporting the mobility ecosystem.
Individuals with a UC Berkeley affiliation can RSVP for free using the promo code GoBears.
Seminar | November 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University University
Discovery, SAR Evolution, and Clinical Evaluation of Adenosine A2A Antagonists for the Treatment of Parkinsons Disease
Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Dr. Yeon-Hee Lim, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories
Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Homological mirror symmetry for the genus 2 curve and its SYZ mirror
Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley
Homological mirror symmetry (HMS) for the genus 2 surface on the symplectic side is known by work of Seidel. Here we consider it on the complex side, and a mirror is constructed following Abouzaid-Auroux-Katzarkov's paper on SYZ for hypersurfaces of toric varieties. We describe the manifolds involved, and discuss progress made towards proving HMS.
Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University
joint with International Trade & Finance
Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
David Sraer, UC Berkeley
Seminar | November 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 337A Cory Hall
Aaron Bestick, UC Berkeley
When two humans perform a collaborative manipulation task, they leverage an intuitive understanding of which motions are natural and safe for their interaction partner. Intuition lets human collaborators predict both the feasibility of an action, as well as their partner's ergonomic preference for one feasible action over another. This mutual understanding in human-human teams allows for... More >
Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Casey Jao, UC Berkeley
I will present a classical result, obtained independently by Christodoulou and Klainerman, on the global existence of solutions to certain second order quasilinear wave equations with small data.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to a conjecture of Lech
Seminar | November 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Craig Huneke, University of Virginia
Lech wrote a series of three papers in the early 1960s which studied the multiplicity of rings. He paid special attention to the behavior of multiplicity under flat extensions and formulated a simple conjecture which remains unsolved. In some sense, what his conjecture shows is that we do not understand flatness. I will talk about his conjecture and some recent work by Linquan Ma which resolves... More >
Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition
Hong Wan, Alexo
Hong Wan, an MCB PhD alum who has worked extensively in biotech and pharma research, will be returning to campus next week to give a career oriented seminar to current grad students and postdocs.
Mode- and state-selective nanoparticle dynamics from correlative light, ultrafast, and magneto-optical imaging
Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful approach to developing structure-function relationships for nanoscale materials. Our group has developed nonlinear optical (NLO) imaging methods that can be used to pinpoint the location of an optical point source with one-nanometer transverse and ten-nanometer axial localization accuracies. Among the suite of NLO processes,... More >
Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Curtis Taylor, Duke University
joint work with Samuel Häfner of the University of Basel
Workshop | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)
Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.
Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna
Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley
Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 3)
Seminar | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Justin Chen, UC Berkeley
We continue the proof of Stillman's question due to Ananyan-Hochster. Using the tools described in Part 2, we show how to obtain "small" bounds for invariants related to free resolutions in commutative algebra, including a strong form of Stillman's question. As time permits, we will also discuss recent work of Erman-Sam-Snowden which extends Ananyan-Hochster's result to obtain Stillman-type... More >
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 >
Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)
Workshop | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall
Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)
The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations including the arts, literature, policy, and more.