Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Presentation | January 16 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Erik Sathe, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology
Join us for the first new episode of The Graduates this spring semester as we speak with biologist Erik Sathe about his work on lizard locomotion.
The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM and online.
Seminar | January 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
One of the great challenges in the post-genome era is to clarify the biological significance of intracellular molecules directly in living cells. If we can visualize a molecule in action, it is possible to acquire biological information, which is unavailable if we deal with cell homogenates. One possible approach is to design and synthesize chemical probes that can convert biological information... More >
Seminar | January 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
Alta Charo, Alta Charo Prof of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin
Seminar | January 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Claire Duquennois; Matthew Olckers
Seminar | January 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll discuss some topics that I hope to consider this semester, including a continuation of the discussion of computational complexity of 3-manifold invariants from last semester, and Kronheimer-Mrowka's work on instanton homology for webs, as well as anything of interest to participants in the seminar.
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Seminar | January 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
This presentation will first discuss the dynamic (and thermodynamics) of attachment of nanoparticles to fluid interfaces. We will look at the case where the nanoparticles are in dynamic equilibrium between the interface and a bulk phase and compare their adsorption to that of surfactants. We will demonstrate that the adsorption of nanoparticles competes with the attachment of amphiphilic ions... More >
Seminar | January 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Melanie Matchett Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We consider a model of random groups that starts with a free group on n generators and takes the quotient by n random relations. We discuss this model in the case of abelian groups (starting with a free abelian group), and its relationship to the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, which predict the distribution of class groups of number fields. We will explain a universality theorem, an analog of the... More >
Deadline | January 16 | 5 p.m. | International House
Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2018 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.
We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict... More >