Wednesday, November 1, 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.
Workshop | November 1 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center
Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room
Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo
Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival
Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.
Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 738 Evans Hall
Gus Lonergan, MIT
We use Steenrod's construction to show that the quantum Coulomb branch of Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima is a Frobenius-constant quantization in the sense of Bezrukavnikov-Finkelberg.
Career Fair | November 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club
Please bring your student ID and plenty of paper copies of your resume.
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/TjhmEsqIuet7Mr252
Attending will be:
Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Maria Harrison, Cornell University
Most vascular flowering plants are able to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These associations, named arbuscular mycorrhizas, develop in the roots, where the fungus colonizes the cortex to access carbon supplied by the plant. The fungal contribution to the symbiosis includes the transfer of mineral nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from the soil to the... More >
Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Amit Pathak, Washington University in St. Louis
The ability of epithelial cells to move through complex tissue barriers fundamentally regulates important physiological and pathological phenomena, such as embryogenesis, organ development, wound repair, and tumor metastasis. In pathogenesis, including fibrosis and cancer, matrix stiffening is known to induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and enhance cell migration in clustered... More >
Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative
Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall
The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,... More >
Service Robots in Human Environments are Here with Steve Cousins: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Steve Cousins, CEO, Savioke
Steve Cousins is CEO of Savioke. He is passionate about building and deploying robotic technology to help people. Before founding Savioke, he was the President and CEO of Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot.
Colloquium | November 1 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Stephanie Child, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Workshop | November 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness
Eating mostly plants is good for your health, your wallet, your taste buds, and the planet! Learn to prepare hearty, eco-friendly meals that may help improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, and risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.
Colloquium | November 1 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington
Debates about climate change often involve ad hominem attacks. Each side is accused of insincerity, of merely serving special interests. In particular, those who advocate policies to promote energy conservation or otherwise reduce CO2 emissions can be challenged if their personal energy use appears to be high. Our studies indicate that an attack based on high personal carbon footprint can be... More >
Workshop | November 1 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Josh Quan, Library Data Lab
This workshop will introduce tools (notably dplyr and tidyr) that makes data wrangling and manipulation much easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful stuff.
Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library
On Gaussian-width gradient complexity and mean-field behavior of interacting particle systems and random graphs
Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Ronen Eldan, Weizmann Institute of Science
The motivating question for this talk is: What does a sparse Erd\"os-R\'enyi random graph, conditioned to have twice the number of triangles than the expected number, typically look like? Motivated by this question, In 2014, Chatterjee and Dembo introduced a framework for obtaining Large Deviation Principles (LDP) for nonlinear functions of Bernoulli random variables (this followed an earlier... More >
Tuning a human biosensor to control antiviral and antitumor responses: leveraging structural and mechanistic studies of the RIG-I
Seminar | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Anna Pyle, Yale University
Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Evan Gawlik, University of California, San Diego
Manifold-valued data and manifold-valued functions play an important role in a wide variety of applications, including mechanics, computer vision and graphics, medical imaging, and numerical relativity. This talk will describe a family of interpolation operators for manifold-valued functions, with an emphasis on functions taking values in symmetric spaces and Lie groups. A key role in our... More >
Panel Discussion | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Ornit Shani, Faculty Member, Asian Studies Department, University of Haifa
Peter Zinoman, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies
Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Christopher Chekuri, Associate Professor of History, SF State University
Talk by Dr. Ornit Shani (University of Haifa), "How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise, with commentary by Dr. Abhishek Kaiker (History, UC Berkeley), Dr. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley), and Dr. Christopher Chekuri (History, SF State)
Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley
This talk is the summary of new geometric approch to the quantum integrable spin chains. As a warm up, I will illustrate these ideas on the example of $sl(2)$ XXZ spin chain: we will obtain conventianal $sl(2)$ Bethe ansatz for this model from geometry of cotangent bundles over grassmannians. In the second part we use same ideas to derive Bethe ansatz for moduli spaces of instantons. As a... More >
Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
I will discuss boundary amenability and how to prove it for basic groups for most of the hour. The main interest in boundary amenability is that it implies the Novikov conjecture in manifold theory. I will then outline the main ideas in the proof of boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\). This is joint work with Vincent Guirardel and Camille Horbez.
Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Patrick Kline, University of California, Berkeley
We propose a general framework for unbiased estimation of quadratic forms of regression coefficients in linear models with unrestricted heteroscedasticity. Economic applications include variance component estimation in multi-way fixed effects and random coefficient models. The large sample distribution of our estimator is studied in an asymptotic framework where the number of regressors grows in... More >
EECS Colloquium: Cosmetic Computing, Fashioning Fashionables, and Epidermal Electronics: Towards a New Wearable Ecosystem
Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Eric Paulos, EECS / UC Berkeley
This talk will present and critique a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, and design research. It will present an argument for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. The narrative will explore work across three primary themes New Making Renaissance, Design Research, and... More >
Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University
Joint with Theory and Macro seminars
Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
joint with Departmental Seminar
Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Joint with Departmental Seminar. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Angela DePace, Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Seminar | November 1 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Precision and Plasticity in Animal Transcription
Panel Discussion of David Hollinger's "Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America"
Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History Emerita, UC Berkeley; Nancy F. Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University; Bruce Kuklick, Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Between the 1890s and the Vietnam era, many thousands of American Protestant missionaries were sent to live throughout the non-European world. They expected to change the people they encountered, but those foreign people ended up transforming the missionaries. Their experience abroad made many of these missionaries and their children critical of racism, imperialism, and religious orthodoxy.
Reading - Nonfiction | November 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
We celebrate the publication of Jed Perls major biography of Alexander Calder with this reading and conversation featuring the author and the president of the Calder Foundation.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION
Career Fair | November 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Sproul Hall
More details to come!
Presentation | November 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
R. Stuart Geiger, Berkeley Institute for Data Science
Today, artificial intelligence seems to be everywhere in our phones, vacuums, hospitals, and inboxes but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Many discussions about AI imagine a fully autonomous superintelligence that designs itself with little to no human intervention, making decisions in ways that humans cannot possibly understand. Yet the work of designing,... More >