Friday, April 27, 2018
Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Fixed-point properties for actions on cones and invariant traces on C*-algebras
Seminar | April 27 | 9-10:30 a.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Mikael Rordam, University of Copenhagen
Nicolas Monod has in a recent paper introduced a new class of groups with the fixed-point property for cones, characterized by always admitting a non-trivial fixed-point whenever they act on cones (under some additional hypothesis). He showed that this class contains all groups of sub-exponential growth and is contained in the class of supramenable groups. (It is not known if these three classes... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
The aim of this conference, jointly organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia. Keynote speaker: Anis Hidayah, Migrant Care (Indonesia)
This event is free and open to the public.
Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Suite 510
Friday April 27, 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to... More >
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Quantum correlations, tensor norms, and factorizable quantum channels
Seminar | April 27 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Magdalena Musat, University of Copenhagen
In joint work with Haagerup, we established in 2015 a reformulation of the Connes embedding problem in terms of an asymptotic property of quantum channels posessing a certain factorizability property, introduced by Anantharaman-Delaroche in the setting of Markov maps between von Neumann algebras. I will discuss new results concerning the class of channels which exactly factor through matrix... More >
Colloquium | April 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Neil Van Leeuwen, UC Berkeley
Hosted by Tania Lombrozo
Mind in the Gutter: Radically Rethinking Stormwater with Environmental Chemistry: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Joe Charbonnet, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: The Best Reciprocal Resonators Make the Best Nonreciprocal Systems
Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Sunil Bhave, Purdue University
Circulators are a key building block in next generation microwave systems for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Radios (STAR) and Quantum Computing. State-of-the-art circulators have a ferro-magnet that breaks reciprocity but is hard to scale down to chip-scale dimensions for integrating with on-chip electronic components. The demand is even more urgent in photonic systems where it is essential... More >
Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley
Workshop | April 27 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This is a GPR interpretation workshop for people with prior experience.
Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Wafer-Scale Synthesis, Exciton Condensation, and Catalysis for Water Splitting: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | April 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 present an attractive semiconductor option at the atomic level. These materials bear great promise to enable the development of novel devices in a variety of technical fields, including information technology, photonics, and clean energy.
In this talk, I will present our latest progress in... More >
Seminar | April 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley
It has been known that even when the vector field has no regularity, if ODE is perturbed by non-degenerate Brownian motion, then one can construct a solution. In this talk, we discuss a similar phenomenon when generating Brownian motion is degenerate but hypoelliptic. I will introduce a basic theory of the analysis on Lie groups and how this theory can be applied to prove the probabilistic... More >
Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture: Bloch Lecture 1 - Composing Across Media: The Music of Martín Matalon
Colloquium | April 27 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Masters degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).
Among his awards,... More >
Workshop | April 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.
Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Bismuth(III) compounds such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol®), colloidal bismuth subcitrate (De-Nol®) and ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec®, Pylorid®) have long been used in medicine for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Bismuth drugs in combination with antibiotics as a quadruple therapy show excellent successful rate in the eradication of H. pylori even for antibiotic resistance... More >
Rape as a Weapon of War: Yazidi Women Break the Silence: Keynote Address at the 2018 Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference
Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 5-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
miriam cooke, Duke University
Keynote Address by miriam cooke, Duke University, at 5:00 pm.
Reception to follow at 6:30 pm, with music by Fathi Al-Jarrah.
Day 1 of the Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference
Hard Times: Critical Approaches to Crisis and its Aftermath
Colloquium | April 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location
Frederic Dimanche, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Ryerson University
Over half of all immigrants in Canada settled in three major tourism destinations: Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal. Before the 1980s, Canada was welcoming over half of all immigrants and travellers from Europe and America. Now the share of these immigrants has decreased to under 30% as of 2016 and Asia has become over the years the main source of immigrants (over 48%). Mirroring this trend,... More >
South Asian Art | Past, Present, Future: A Conversation between the Dhaka Art Summit founders, Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani and New York-based Artist, Chitra Ganesh
Panel Discussion | April 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Berkeley City Club, The West Courtyard & the Drawing Room
Inaugurating the South Asia Art Initiative, the Institute's new initiative focused on art and visual culture in South Asia. With Rajeeb Samdani and Nadia Samdani (co-founders of the Samdani Art Foundation and the Dhaka Art Summit) and New York-based artist, Chitra Ganesh, discussing the past and future of South Asian art and the critical work that platforms such as the Dhaka Art Summit perform.