Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Andrew Oberst, University of Washington, Department of Immunology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
One of the main principles underlying fluorescent sensors is based on PET (photoinduced electron transfer), according to which a switching on of fluorescence in response to chemical1 and biochemical2 analytes can be designed. Since its generalization in Colombo, Sri Lanka, it has now grown to involve 350 laboratories around the world. Some of these sensor systems are serving in critical care... More >
Workshop | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
In its forty years of existence, the Graduate Fellows Program (GFP) has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to, and resource for, UC Berkeley graduate programs in the social sciences and professional schools. Over 150 UC Berkeley graduate students have completed their doctoral studies and gone on to distinguished academic careers that have significantly... More >
Development Lunch: "Income and Democratic Attitudes" and "Taxation Toward Representation: Evidence from (Re)starting Municipal Tax Collection and Voter Participation in Haiti"
Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Eric Hsu; Ben Krause
Can agriculture technologies change gender dynamics and food security? Pump it Up for the Womens Community Gardens in Zimbabwe
Colloquium | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Rebecca Tarvin: A glimpse into the evolution of aposematism through Epipedobates poison frogs
Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ/IB Faculty Search. 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.
Seminar | March 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's J# invariant of spatial webs and foams.
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Seminar | March 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ben Enke, Harvard University
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Zeroes of harmonic functions and propagation of smallness
Seminar | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Aleksandr Logunov, Institute for Advanced Study
The classical Liouville theorem claims that any positive harmonic function in $R^n$ is a constant function. Nadirashvili conjectured that any non-constant harmonic function in $R^3$ has a zero set of infinite area. The conjecture is true and the following principle holds for harmonic functions: "the faster the function grows the bigger the area of its zero set is" and vice versa. Propagation of... More >
Workshop | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (#430)
Join Katie Crawford, Engineering Career Counselor at the Cal Career Center for an interactive resume workshop for first and second year computer science/EECS students. Learn do's and don'ts, what to include when you have little or no experience, and tips for finding opportunities. Feel free to bring your laptop/surface to work on your materials in real time!
All students welcome!
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A new residual intersection phenomenon
Seminar | March 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley
Residual intersection theory works well for ideals like the ideal of $p\times p$ minors of a generic $p \times (p+1)$ matrix, but fails for some very nice ideals, such as the ideal of $2 \times 2$ minors of a $2\times n$ matrix for n greater than $3$. Poking around for what might be true, Bernd Ulrich and I stumbled on a new phenomenon that seems to be rather general. We are far from proving all... More >
Harold S. Johnston Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Exploring uncharted regions of atmospheric reaction pathways
Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Alkene ozonolysis is a primary oxidation pathway for alkenes emitted into the troposphere and also an important source of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals. Alkene ozonolysis takes place on a reaction path with multiple minima and barriers along the way to OH products. In particular, a key reaction intermediate, known as the Criegee intermediate, R1R2COO, had eluded detection until very recently. In... More >
Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Negar Reiskarimian, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
Lorentz reciprocity is a fundamental characteristic of the vast majority of electronic and photonic structures. In this talk, I will present a novel approach to break Lorentz reciprocity based on linear periodically-time- varying (LPTV) circuits.
Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Leah Buechley, Rural/Digital
In my career as a researcher and designer Ive worked to nurture young peoples interests by engaging them in creative activities that blend technology and art. Ive focused primarily on what young people do outside of school, guided by the belief that the things kids are most interested in and excited about shape their lives as much as the classes that they take. Ive mostly evaded the political... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Applications of the Excess intersection formula
Seminar | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Irit Huq-Kuruvilla, UC Berkeley
In this talk, we introduce the excess intersection formula and use it to compute the number of cubics tangent to $5$ given ones. If there is more time, we will discuss intersections of surfaces in a curve and discrete points
Workshop | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room
As you spend more time in the US and UC Berkeley as an international student, you will start to see a shift in the way you speak, think, and present yourself. Welcome to your version 2.0!
In this session of What's Up with That?, we will discuss how to manage and deal with these changes.