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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Sub-Riemannian limit of the differential form heat kernels of contact manifolds

Seminar | December 10 | 3:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hadrian Quan, UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will report on joint work with Pierre Albin in which we study heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on a contact manifold endowed with a family of Riemannian metrics that blow-up the directions transverse to the contact distribution. We apply this to analyze the behavior of global spectral invariants such as the eta-invariant and the determinant of the Laplacian. Time permitting, I...   More >

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | December 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Crossing Barriers: From Transmembrane Processes to Molecular Machines

Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. James Cooper

 College of Chemistry

The Future of Airports

Presentation | December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-time aviation problems, and futuristic concepts. Real-time themes range from topics such as redesigning airports to address climate change, analysis of delays using machine learning, airport-apron energy use consumption, and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Human Intranet: Connecting Wearable and Implantable Devices

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Ali Moin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the explosive growth of the smart society and Internet of Things, enormous amounts of information are available in the enhanced world around us and the cyber-world beyond. Hence the traditional human input/output modalities (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as inputs, and motor control as output) no longer have the necessary bandwidth or expressiveness to effectively deal with...   More >

Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Keary Engle, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

Vicinal (1,2-disubstituted) functional group motifs are ubiquitous in structurally complex small molecules that are of academic and industrial importance, including many widely used pharmaceutical agents. Many such functional group combinations, however, remain exceptionally challenging to synthesize. The goal of research in the Engle lab is to develop a general catalytic platform
for alkene and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Presentation | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Dexter Scobee

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dexter Scobee's Dissertation talk on "Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning"

Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement

Colloquium | December 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tyler Nodine, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in...   More >

Monkey Business: Modeling the Biology of Complex Human Social Behavior

Seminar | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Platt, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar: Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Formula for modular forms of arbitrary weight in the cases of analytic ranks 0 and 1

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL and Inpher, Inc.

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent results on the computation of the $p$-part of the leading term of the $L$-function of a modular form of arbitrary weight at the central point in the cases when the order of vanishing is at most 1. Unlike the classical case of weight 2 modular forms, qualitatively different arguments are needed in the higher-weight case. After explaining the difference, I will indicate how...   More >

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.