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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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

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.

Placing Asia

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

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Competence, Performance, and Norms for Religious Credence

Colloquium | April 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neil Van Leeuwen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

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

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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 >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Generalized associahedra and cluster algebras

Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Ground Penetrating Radar Interpretation

Workshop | April 27 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is a GPR interpretation workshop for people with prior experience.

  Make reservations online

GPR Grid Plot

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

 Prof. Linyou Cao, North Carolina State Univ., MSE / ECE / Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

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 >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Hypoelliptic Diffusions with Singular Drift

Seminar | April 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Music

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 Master’s 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 >

MENA Salon: Belonging and Exclusion: Mizrahi Communities in Israel

Workshop | April 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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.

Muetterties Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Chemistry of bismuth in medicine

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hongzhe Sun, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong

 College of Chemistry

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

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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

The Influence of Immigration on Tourism - The Case of Canada

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

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Tourism Studies Working Group

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

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Nadia Samdani, Co Founder and President, The Samdani Art Foundation; Rajeeb Samdani, Co Founder and Trustee, The Samdani Art Foundation; Chitra Ganesh, Visual Artist

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

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.

Chitra Ganesh, “Hanuman (Baltimore)” (2015), mixed media on canvas including sindhoor, artificial hair, vinyl glass, beetle wings and fabric, 60 x 48 in (image courtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco)