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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


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


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.