Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Presentation | December 6 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall
WED, DEC 6, 9am-7pm. Students in ARCH 102A & ARCH 201 will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.
Workshop | December 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online
Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
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Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Evolutionary outcomes are difficult, if not impossible, to predict, largely because the effect of any possible mutation is unknown. In other words, understanding evolution requires detailed knowledge of the relationship between sequence and activity, or the fitness landscape. Inspired by the RNA World of early life, in which RNA carried information and also performed catalytic functions, we study... More >
Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University
Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale West Campus. Our group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial physiology, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell morphogenesis and RNA biology. Our primary model organisms are Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia... More >
Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?
Prof. Patricia Bromley
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon
Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series
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Population-level mortality benefits of improved blood pressure control in Indonesia: A parametric g-formula approach.: Nikkil Sudharsanan, Harvard University
Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Nikkil Sudharsanan, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
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.
Colloquium | December 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy
Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities. Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National Justice Database,... More >
Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg
We explain what connections and curvature have to do with representations of fundamental groups, and what instanton Floer homology or, more generally, instanton gauge theory, has to do with all this.
Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
An experimentally-accessible library of carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating/Thermodynamics of reaction product distribution in nanoporous materials
Colloquium | December 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Efrem Braun, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Michelle Liu, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group
Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Irreducible $SL(2,\mathbb C)$-representations of integer homology 3-spheres
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg
We prove that the splicing of any two non-trivial knots in the 3-sphere admits an irreducible $SU(2)$-representation of its fundamental group. This uses instanton gauge theory, and in particular a non-vanishing result of Kronheimer-Mrowka and some new results that we establish for holonomy perturbations of the ASD equation. Using a result of Boileau, Rubinstein and Wang (which builds on the... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Stability-preserving projection-based model order reduction for compressible flows
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Irina Tezaur, Sandia National Laboratories
Projection-based reduced order modeling is a promising tool for bridging the gap between high-fidelity and real- time/multi-query applications such as uncertainty quantification (UQ), optimization and control design. A popular approach to building projection-based reduced order models (ROMs) for fluid problems is the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)/Galerkin projection method. This method... More >
Statistical Inference for Stochastic Approximation and Online Learning via Hierarchical Incremental Gradient Descent
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Weijie Su, University of Pennsylvania
Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is an immensely popular approach for optimization in settings where data arrives in a stream or data sizes are very large. Despite an ever-increasing volume of works on SGD, less is known about statistical inferential properties of predictions based on SGD solutions. In this paper, we introduce a novel procedure termed HiGrad to conduct inference on predictions,... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spectra of quantum integrable systems, Langlands duality and category O
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Hernandez, Paris Diderot (7)
The spectrum of a quantum integrable system is crucial to understand its properties. R-matrices give power tools to study such spectra. A better understanding of transfer-matrices obtained from R-matrices led us to the proof of several results for the corresponding quantum integrable systems. In particular, their spectra can be described in terms of "Baxter polynomials" as conjectured by... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Joseph Pickrell, Adjunct Professor, Department Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Seminar | December 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?
Workshop | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.
$50/ $40 Garden members
Presentation | December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects in the Universe are exploding stars known as supernova. These colossal outbursts result from the deaths of stars and for a time can outshine the entire galaxy in which theyre found. Observations of distant supernova provided the first evidence that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up with time, rather than slowing down. This wholly... More >