<< Thursday, November 29, 2018 >>

## Thursday, November 29, 2018

### Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect

Conference/Symposium | November 29 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Bantao Auditorium

Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Ronald Lee, Professor of the Graduate School in Demographics and Economy, UC Berkeley Economics; Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics

Alan Auerbach, Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Economics

Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective.

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The scalar wave equation on general asymptotically flat spacetimes: Stability and instability results

Seminar | November 29 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

Georgios Moschidis, Miller Institute and UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will examine how certain geometric conditions on general asymptotically flat spacetimes $(\mathcal M,g)$ are related to stability or instability properties of solutions to the scalar wave equation $\square _g\psi =0$ on $\mathcal M$. First, in the case when $(\mathcal M,g)$ possesses an event horizon with positive surface gravity and an ergoregion which is sufficiently small in...   More >

### Applied Math Seminar: Renormalization and large eddy simulation for a driven Burgers equation in a hydrodynamic regime

Seminar | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A real-space renormalization group (RNG) is constructed for a randomly-driven Burgers equation, with irrelevant degrees of freedom eliminated sequentially by stochastic parametrization followed by scaling. The connection with more standard implementations of an RNG is spelled out. The parameters in the equation and in the forcing, as well as the construction of the RNG, are chosen so that the...   More >

### Harnessing the power of data science and real-world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care: Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

Meghna Samant, Flatiron Health; Raina Mathur

Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

### Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Folklore"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown

Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

### Harnessing the power of data science and real world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

Raima Mathur, Flatiron Health; Meghna Samant, Flatiron Heatlth

Public Health, School of, Public Health Alumni Association board of directors

Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development lunchtime webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors.

### IB Seminar: Large scale phylogenetics, from within STD outbreaks to across the tree of life

Seminar | November 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Emily Jane McTavish, University of California, Merced

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Todd Messer and Peter McCrory, UC Berkeley; Juan Herreno, Columbia University

Department of Economics

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

### Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: “What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?”

Seminar | November 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

George-Levi Gayle, Washington University of St. Louis

Center for Labor Economics

### How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

### Convergent circuitry for thermoregulation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Critical Auralities: Reencountering the Korean War through the Praxis of Listening

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology

Colloquium | November 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Department of Mathematics

Persistent homology has emerged in the field of topogical data analysis, and in a different formulation in the work of Barannikov in Morse theory. We shall explain what it is, and how this comes into play crucially on one hand on spectral asymptotics of the Witten Laplacian, and on the other hand in several questions in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology.

### NPN Social Hour

Workshop | November 29 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 (Kroeber Hall)

Human Resources