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Friday, August 25, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

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

Seminar | August 25 | 10-11:30 a.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.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel- SOLD OUT!

Workshop | August 25 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Qigong (pronounced cheegong) is a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness. We will practice some standing meditation intended to help you feel and circulate qi (the Chinese word that describes life force), a set of exercises called “silk reeling” and some specific walking techniques that build balance, flexibility, and...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | August 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 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 25 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Before Central Bank Cooperation: Containing the Panic of 1825

Seminar | August 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Trevor Jackson, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location. Joint with the Economic History Lunch.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": On the Riemann-Hilbert correspondence

Seminar | August 25 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Andrea D'Agnolo, University of Padova

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Riemann-Hilbert correspondence establishes an equivalence between the triangulated categories of regular holonomic D-modules and of constructible sheaves. In a joint work with Masaki Kashiwara, we proved a Riemann-Hilbert correspondence for holonomic D-modules which are not necessarily regular. The construction of our target category is based on the theory of ind-sheaves by...   More >

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

I will...   More >

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | August 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic. Join the CMES this Friday for the first MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Quantum cohomology and 3D mirror symmetry

Seminar | August 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Michael Viscardi, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give an introduction to 3D mirror symmetry/symplectic duality, with an emphasis on the recent construction of the Coulomb branch by Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima. In examples where a symplectic resolution of the Coulomb branch exists, we explain how to compute its equivariant quantum connection.

Logic Colloquium: A constructive solution to Tarski's circle squaring problem

Colloquium | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Andrew Marks, U.C. Los Angeles

 Department of Mathematics

In 1925, Tarski posed the problem of whether a disc in $R^2$ can be partitioned into finitely many pieces which can be rearranged by isometries to form a square of the same area. Unlike the Banach-Tarski paradox in $R^3$, it can be shown that two Lebesgue measurable sets in $R^2$ cannot be equidecomposed by isometries unless they have the same measure. Hence, the disk and square must necessarily...   More >

Tetrahedral Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Inorganic Materials

Seminar | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have resurfaced as functional inorganic materials for their diverse applications including transistor-type devices, sensors, and hydrogen evolution catalysis. We present a more recent category of layered materials we term tetrahedral transition metal chalcogenides (TTMCs) that display different functional behavior from TMDs. These layered TTMCs are built of...   More >

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.

Whiskey profiles and capturing CO2