Thursday, January 19, 2017
Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).
Course | January 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of the RAPDP curriculum, roles and responsibilities of central campus offices, the award lifecycle, and the campus systems relevant to Research Administration.
Workshop | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall
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 >
Seminar | January 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall | Note change in time and location
joint w/ Haas Oliver Williamson Seminar - C325 Cheit Hall
Colloquium | January 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Song Sun, Stony Brook
A Calabi-Yau manifold is a compact complex manifold with trivial canonical bundle. Yau’s solution to the Calabi conjecture gives rise to canonical Ricci-flat Kahler metric (Calabi-Yau metric) on such a manifold, and this has deep applications in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics. It is an interesting question to understand how the Ricci-flat metrics develop singularities when the... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Econometrics, Machine Learning
Seminar | January 19 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
We present a joint paper with Anna Seigal, Portia Mira and Miriam Barlow, aimed at addressing the question in the title. Nosocomial outbreaks of bacteria and the heavy usage of antibiotics suggest that resistance evolves in hospital environments. To test this assumption, we studied resistance phenotypes of bacteria collected from patient isolates at a community hospital. A graphical model... More >
Panel Discussion | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent, National Public Radio
Edward Wasserman, moderator, Graduate School of Journalism
Adam Mosseri, Vice president of News Feed, Facebook; Craig Newmark, Web pioneer, speaker and philanthropist; Catherine Crump, professor and co-director, Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, University Library
Incentives to spread misinformation include great financial and political gain. Do tech companies and news sites have the ability and/or the responsibility to contain a flood of inaccuracy? Can they without bias or censorship?
Space is limited.