<< August 2017 >>

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Tell Your Own Story: Creative Writing 101

Course | July 24 – August 4, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 242 Dwinelle Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Do you have stories to tell? Characters in your head? A notebook full of scenes? This summer, join other creative writers in reading short stories and creative nonfiction that break the rules, and discover how to write your own story.
During this course you’ll have the opportunity to hack the techniques published writers use to tell their stories, like building unforgettable characters,...   More >

Failure 101 with the Stanford Resilience Project

Workshop | August 1 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Adina Glickman and Alice Petty, Stanford University

 Human Resources

Join us for a special learning program with Adina Glickman, Director of Stanford University’s Resilience Project and Alice Petty, Director of Pre-major Advising on the importance of failure and setbacks to learning, growth and discovery. This program is open to all staff who work with students or who have an interest in helping others through difficult times.

Failure 101 with the Stanford Resilience Project

Workshop | August 1 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Adina Glickman and Alice Petty

 Advancing Practice

Join us for a special learning program with Adina Glickman, Director of Stanford University’s Resilience Project and Alice Petty, Director of Pre-major Advising on the importance of failure and setbacks to learning, growth and discovery.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Tell Your Own Story: Creative Writing 101

Course | July 24 – August 4, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 242 Dwinelle Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Do you have stories to tell? Characters in your head? A notebook full of scenes? This summer, join other creative writers in reading short stories and creative nonfiction that break the rules, and discover how to write your own story.
During this course you’ll have the opportunity to hack the techniques published writers use to tell their stories, like building unforgettable characters,...   More >

Science Cafe - Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals

Presentation | August 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706

 Dr. Robert Cahn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Science@Cal

Almost all elementary particles act as if they are spinning. Scientists once believed that this spin would always be 0, 1, 2… measured in the units of quantum mechanics. Yet the spin of electrons turned out to be ½. Moreover, particles with spin ½ can’t really share space with each other. This fact shapes the entire physical world.

What’s in a spin ½? Picture the locations available to...   More >

Spin!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Tell Your Own Story: Creative Writing 101

Course | July 24 – August 4, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 242 Dwinelle Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Do you have stories to tell? Characters in your head? A notebook full of scenes? This summer, join other creative writers in reading short stories and creative nonfiction that break the rules, and discover how to write your own story.
During this course you’ll have the opportunity to hack the techniques published writers use to tell their stories, like building unforgettable characters,...   More >

Friday, August 4, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Tell Your Own Story: Creative Writing 101

Course | July 24 – August 4, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 242 Dwinelle Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Do you have stories to tell? Characters in your head? A notebook full of scenes? This summer, join other creative writers in reading short stories and creative nonfiction that break the rules, and discover how to write your own story.
During this course you’ll have the opportunity to hack the techniques published writers use to tell their stories, like building unforgettable characters,...   More >

Saturday, August 5, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Sunday, August 6, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Monday, August 7, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Research, Writing and Technology in a Digital World

Course | August 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Are English Language Learners (ELLs) an increasing population in your class? Are you exploring ways to best meet their academic needs? This workshop dives into instructional practices and strategies that address the specific needs of ELL students and how to scaffold their language and literacy development. Collaborate with other teachers to learn engaging, student-centered activities so ELLs can...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (Marin)

Course | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School, Gym Classroom

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | August 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Fatty Liver and Insulin Resistance: Lipid droplets, proteomics, and ubiquitin

Seminar | August 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andrew Hoy, Sydney University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Eric Switzer (NASA GSFC): Measurements, prospects and challenges for line tomography after reionization

Seminar | August 7 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Eric Switzer, NASA GSFC

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Intensity mapping is an emerging approach that surveys the cumulative surface brightness of redshifted line radiation. It has parallels with both CMB and large-scale structure surveys, and a wide range of scientific goals from precision cosmology to galaxy evolution. I will describe a pathfinder survey for 21 cm mapping at z~1 using the Green Bank Telescope. A combined analysis of the 21 cm...   More >

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (Marin)

Course | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School, Gym Classroom

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Research, Writing and Technology in a Digital World

Course | August 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Are English Language Learners (ELLs) an increasing population in your class? Are you exploring ways to best meet their academic needs? This workshop dives into instructional practices and strategies that address the specific needs of ELL students and how to scaffold their language and literacy development. Collaborate with other teachers to learn engaging, student-centered activities so ELLs can...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Research, Writing and Technology in a Digital World

Course | August 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Are English Language Learners (ELLs) an increasing population in your class? Are you exploring ways to best meet their academic needs? This workshop dives into instructional practices and strategies that address the specific needs of ELL students and how to scaffold their language and literacy development. Collaborate with other teachers to learn engaging, student-centered activities so ELLs can...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (Marin)

Course | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School, Gym Classroom

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (Marin)

Course | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School, Gym Classroom

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Research, Writing and Technology in a Digital World

Course | August 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Are English Language Learners (ELLs) an increasing population in your class? Are you exploring ways to best meet their academic needs? This workshop dives into instructional practices and strategies that address the specific needs of ELL students and how to scaffold their language and literacy development. Collaborate with other teachers to learn engaging, student-centered activities so ELLs can...   More >

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Friday, August 11, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (Marin)

Course | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School, Gym Classroom

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

San Francisco Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | July 24 – August 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Ignatius Prep

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery Construction

Workshop | August 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them....   More >

$60, $50 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, August 14, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 14 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

The Stabilized Supralinear Network, or, The Importance of Being Loosely Balanced (Miller) / Spatiotemporal profiles of spiking variability in recurrent networks (Doiron)

Seminar | August 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Ken Miller, Columbia University; Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Miller: I will describe the Stabilized Supralinear Network mechanism and its application to understanding sensory cortical behavior. The mechanism is based on a network of excitatory (E) and inhibitory (I) neurons with very simple assumptions: (1) Individual neurons have an expansive or supralinear input/output functions, e.g. a power law with power >1; (2) Feedback inhibition is sufficiently...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

CRISPRcon: Science, Society, and the Future of Gene Editing

Conference/Symposium | August 16 | 1 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 Innovative Genomics Institute

Join us August 16–17 to participate in a discussion on whether and how gene editing technologies will make the transition from the lab to society at large.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | August 16 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Teaching Conference for All First-Time International Graduate Student Instructors (IGSIs)

Conference/Symposium | August 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Thursday and Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. *All international first-time GSIs must attend both conference days (August 17 and August 18). To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Strengthen Your Syllabus

Workshop | August 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Rita-Marie Conrad

 Center for Teaching and Learning

A common lament among instructors everywhere is that students don't read the syllabus. So, what should you do? More importantly, why should you bother?

In this informal, hands-on workshop, Rita Conrad, senior consultant from the Center for Teaching and Learning, will offer advice on how to make your syllabus more compelling while also heading off grade disputes.

The first 15 minutes of the...   More >

Discovering Relationships and their Structures Across Disparate Data Modalities

Seminar | August 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Determining whether certain properties are related to other properties is fundamental to scientific discovery. As data collection rates accelerate, it is becoming increasingly difficult yet ever more important to determine whether one property of data (e.g., cloud density) is related to another (e.g., grass wetness). Only if two properties are related are further investigations into the geometry...   More >

Friday, August 18, 2017

Teaching Conference for All First-Time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Re-writing Genomes: A New Era in Genome Engineering: A one-day symposium hosted by QB3-Berkeley and the Innovative Genomics Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this fifth annual event, leading experts in genomics and molecular biology will explore how genome editing technologies are transforming basic research and biomedical engineering. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 18 | 9-10 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Ugrad. Research Apprenticeship Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Mindful Mornings in the Garden- CANCELLED

Workshop | August 18 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy a morning of moving mindfully through the Garden with your family. We will explore how to be present in nature by dropping into our senses, observing, and playing games to strengthen our awareness of ourselves and the world around us. You will learn some fun practices that you can continue with your family at home.

$20 Adult+Child, $10 Member Adult+Child, $10 Additional Child, $5 Additional Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Mary Crabb, Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Engineering transistors atom by atom with heterostructures of 2D materials

Seminar | August 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Giuseppe Iannaccone, University of Pisa

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How close are we to the possibility of engineering next generation transistors atom by atom, as materials science and device engineering converge?

Recently, the so-called “materials-on-demand paradigm” has been proposed, thanks to the possibility of forming a “three-dimensional (3D) material” with tailored characteristics by combining layers of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene...   More >

Saturday, August 19, 2017

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

$0

  Register online

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

Sunday, August 20, 2017

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

$0

  Register online

Monday, August 21, 2017

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrable systems and quantum geometry

Seminar | August 21 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In my talk I will overview new classes of integrable systems associated with Nakajima quiver varieties. I will explain the geometric construction of quantum Rmatrices, commuting families of Hamiltonians and corresponding Bethe equations. I will discuss relations of these systems with quantum cohomology and quantum K-theory of Nakajima varieties.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Alicia Hayes, Prestigious Scholarships Office Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 21 | 2:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Stein discrepancy as a regularity condition

Seminar | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given an n-tuple of non-commutative random variables, its free Stein discrepancy relative to the semicircle law measures how close the distribution is to the semicircle law. By considering free Stein discrepancies relative to a broader class of laws, one can define a quantity called the free Stein information. In this talk, we will discuss this and its relation to other free probabilistic...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories

Seminar | August 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories II

Seminar | August 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Dimer models and homological mirror symmetry I

Seminar | August 22 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kazushi Ueda, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

A dimer model is a bicolored graph on a real 2-torus encoding the information of a quiver with potential. It originates from statistical mechanics, and is related to various branches of mathematics. In the talk, we will give an introduction to the theory of dimer models and its application to homological mirror symmetry.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Dimer models and homological mirror symmetry II

Seminar | August 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kazushi Ueda, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

A dimer model is a bicolored graph on a real 2-torus encoding the information of a quiver with potential. It originates from statistical mechanics, and is related to various branches of mathematics. In the talk, we will give an introduction to the theory of dimer models and its application to homological mirror symmetry.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 23 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spaces of stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers I

Seminar | August 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Akishi Ikeda, UC Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this lecture is to introduce the spaces of Bridgeland stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers. In the first part, we introduce the space of Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category and review its basic properties. We also see examples of stability conditions. In the second part, we see known results about the spaces of stability...   More >

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 23 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Biosciences Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Taking Action and Moving Forward in Your Career

Workshop | August 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Clarify specific career related goals and explore ways of coping with potential obstacles to career development - important aspects of making your career development efforts effective.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR201

  Register online

The neural substrates of anxious temperament in non-human primates

Colloquium | August 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Andrew Fox, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

An extremely anxious temperament early in life is a risk factor for the later development of anxiety, depressive, and substance abuse disorders. Children with an extremely anxious temperament (AT), react to novelty with increased behavioral inhibition and increased levels of physiological arousal. Using a well-validated non-human primate model of AT, our group has been investigating the...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Phase Transitions in Activated Random Walk

Seminar | August 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Riddhipratim Basu, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

On a locally finite graph, consider the following interacting particle system, known as Activated Random Walk (ARW). Start with a mass density µ of initially active particles, each of which performs a continuous time nearest neighbour symmetric random walk at rate one and falls asleep at rate λ > 0. Sleepy particles become active on coming in contact with active particles...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Fukaya cosheaves

Seminar | August 23 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Vivek Shende, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kontsevich conjectured that the wrapped Fukaya category of a Weinstein manifold should be computable as the global sections of some cosheaf of categories over its Lagrangian skeleton. I will describe how to make this precise, and how to prove it. This is joint work with Sheel Ganatra and John Pardon.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Mirror symmetry for very affine varieties

Seminar | August 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Vivek Shende, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Using tropical methods, I will describe the skeleton for the general hyper surface cut out by a Laurent polynomial with only one term in the interior of its newton polytope. This turns out to agree with the skeleton introduced by Fang, Liu, Treumann, and Zaslow. Using the work of Kuwakagi, a new functoriality statement for the coherent-constructible correspondence, and the cosheafification result...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Non-von Neumann computing using networks of optical parametric oscillators

Seminar | August 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B DOP Center

 Professor Peter McMahon, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: Combinatorial optimization problems are central in numerous important application areas, including operations and scheduling, drug discovery, finance, circuit design, sensing, and manufacturing. There is a long history of attempts to find alternatives to current von Neumann-computer-based methods for solving such problems, including neural networks, DNA computing, and most recently...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spaces of stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers II

Seminar | August 24 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Akishi Ikeda, UC Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this lecture is to introduce the spaces of Bridgeland stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers. In the first part, we introduce the space of Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category and review its basic properties. We also see examples of stability conditions. In the second part, we see known results about the spaces of stability...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Nonparametric network comparison

Seminar | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 332 Evans Hall

 Patrick Wolfe, Purdue University

 Department of Statistics

Understanding how two networks differ, or quantifying the degree to which a single network departs from a given model, is a challenging question in modern mathematical statistics. Here we show how subgraph densities, which for large graphs play a role analogous to moments in the context of random variables, enable a natural means of nonparametric network comparison. Coupled with a partial order...   More >

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Anna Sackmann at 510-642-9478, or by emailing Anna Sackmann at asackmann@berkeley.edu

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Semi-algebraic sets of integer points

Colloquium | August 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Günter M. Ziegler, Freie Universität Berlin

 Department of Mathematics

We look at sets of integer points in the plane, and discuss possible definitions of when such a set is "complicated"—this might be the case if it is not the set of integer solutions to some system of polynomial equations and inequalities. Let’s together work out lots of examples, and on the way let’s try to develop criteria and proof techniques$\ldots$.

The examples that motivated our...   More >