Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: David Bailey, LBNL and UC Davis
Backtest overfitting means the usage of backtests (historical market data) to construct an investment strategy, fund or portfolio, when the number of variations explored exceeds limits of statistical reliability. We show that backtest overfitting is inevitable when computer programs are employed to explore millions or even billions of parameter variations (as is typical) to select an optimal... More >
Organic Syntheses Seminar: Enantiomeric Natural Products: Biosynthetic, Synthetic and Genetic Revelations
Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360
Amy Pavel, EECS / UC Berkeley
Virtual reality filmmakers creating 360° video currently rely on cinematography techniques that were developed for traditional narrow field of view film. They typically edit together a sequence of shots so that they appear at a fixed orientation irrespective of the viewers field of view. But because viewers set their own camera orientation they may miss important story content while looking in... More >
Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness
Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.
Colloquium | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Kate Williams, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Sociology, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Seminar | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Benedetta Lerva; Krista Ruffini and Patricio Dominguez
Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.
Colloquium | October 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
Rick Kronick, PhD, Professor, UC San Diego, Family Medicine & Public Health
Substantial progress has been made in improving access to care and moderating health spending growth, with some progress made in improving quality following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. However, many serious pathologies remain, and the progress that has been made is threatened by the uncertainty roiling federal health policy. In this talk I will review progress and pathologies, in... More >
HTNM: Between the Digital and the Political:: New Ecologies of Mind: Between the Digital and the Political
Panel Discussion | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Erich Hörl, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London; Warren Sack; David Bates
The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.
Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Sean Burns, OURS
All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are Reference Points (Merely) Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?
Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley
Modular tensor categories are certain tensor categories that lead to 3d TQFTs and, hence, to invariants of 3-manifolds. I will describe two kinds of modular tensor categories: those coming from Drinfeld centers, and those coming from quantum groups.
Seminar | October 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Albert Ai, UC Berkeley
In this talk we will introduce the gravity water waves equations, which describe the motion of a fluid influenced by gravity, under a free interface with a vacuum. We will discuss various formulations of the problem, and in particular a paradifferential reduction due to Alazard, Burq, and Zuily. From this formulation we can exhibit the dispersive properties of the water waves system by... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The extremal Betti number of a canonical curve
Seminar | October 17 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Michael Kemeny, Stanford University
The resolution of the coordinate ring of a canonically embedded curve has been studied since the beginnings of algebraic geometry. In the 80s, Mark Green famously predicted that the length of the linear strand could be given in terms of a particular invariant of the curve (the Clifford index). A conjecture of Schreyer gives a proposed explanation for this conjecture via the Eagon-Northcott... More >
Workshop | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library
Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at... More >
Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging
Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental... More >
ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: The Impact of Exports on Innovation: Theory and Evidence
Seminar | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
Workshop | October 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library
This workshop will help you become a more sophisticated user of Zotero, learning more about how to integrate it with Word, adding attachments, extracting data from PDFs, and using it as a collaboration tool. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.
A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.
Seminar | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Joseph Thornton, University of Chicago
Workshop | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
At this training, we will review what your source collection and bluebooking assignments from your article's Supervising Editors will look like, and you will also learn how to source collect and cite check in an easy, efficient way.
Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)
Workshop | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall
Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC
This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Introduction to Deformation Theory
Seminar | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley
In the first talk I will give an introduction the notion of a deformation, give examples and explain why deformations can fail to exist. This will include deformations of k-algebras (varieties) and modules over a fixed algebra (coherent sheaves). I will end by describing how deformation theory is used to understand the global geometry of the Hilbert Scheme. In particular, motivate why the Hilbert... More >
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
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 >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning explores 38 urban waterfront promenade case studies worldwide, as varied as Vancouver's extensive network, classic promenades in Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm's recently built Hammarby Sjostad eco-district, and the Ma On Shan promenade in the Hong Kong New Territories. The research analyzes their... More >