Friday, March 17, 2017
Conference/Symposium | March 17 – 18, 2017 every day | Moses Hall, Howison Library
Richard Bett, Johns Hopkins University; Jessica Berry, Georgia State University; Marko Malink, New York University; Justin Vlasits, UC Berkeley; Katja Vogt, Columbia University
Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto
Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus covers themes from Sextus Empiricus that have greatly shaped the history of epistemology. Relevant topics include the nature of investigation, perception and illusion, perceptual relativism, ignorance, belief-formation, induction, infinite regress, assertion, disagreement and conflicting appearances.
Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. | Mission Bay Conference Center, Suite 251
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
Blue Shield of California
Participate in conversations around partnerships and bridge relationships across the healthcare landscape to shape our industry for the future at the 10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference. Join us for an exciting day of dynamic panels, keynotes, startups pitches and a networking reception. Keynote speakers include Dr. Sara Kennedy, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Northern... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex
Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences
The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.
Philip... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
A Symposium on New Directions in African Diasporic Art Histories co-organized by the Department of African American Studies and History of Art.
Seminar | March 17 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!
Colloquium | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Our own Thomas Langlois will present his work on, "Uncovering visual priors in spatial memory using serial reproduction."
Seminar | March 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall
Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University
Guest, Professor Marty Weitzman discusses environmental economics.
Workshop | March 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room
Lee Adams, Library
RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, add pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs).
New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, creating new citations, importing citations from various... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution
Seminar | March 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room
Professor Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford
In Pixars Inside Out, Joy proclaims, Do you ever look at someone and wonder, whats going on inside? My group asks the same question about nanomaterials whose function plays a critical role in energy and biologically-relevant processes. This presentation will describe new techniques that enable in situ visualization of chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale... More >
Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Minseon Shin, UCB
I will discuss a result of Alper, Hall, Rydh (2015) which shows that, at any point with linearly reductive stabilizer group, an algebraic stack is étale-locally a quotient stack of an affine scheme by the stabilizer.
Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled
Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME
Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.
Here, we... More >
Seminar | March 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall
William Pfalzgraff, Stanford University
Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering
Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional... More >
Seminar | March 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley
In this third presentation, we discuss tunneling behavior of several random processes, such as random walks in a potential field, the Potts model and the zero-range processes.
Colloquium | March 17 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
For decades, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many... More >
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Seminar | March 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Amol Aggarwal, MIT
We consider the following three models from statistical mechanics: the asymmetric simple exclusion process, the stochastic six-vertex model, and the ferroelectric symmetric six-vertex model. It had been predicted by the physics communities for some time that the limiting behavior for these models, run under certain classes of translation-invariant (stationary) boundary data, are governed by the... More >
Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Single, Double, Triple, Chains: New Forays into Boron-Boron-Bond Formation
Seminar | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Holger Braunschweig, University of Wuerzburg