Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Course | January 23 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Seminar | January 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The metathesis reaction between two unsaturated organic substrates is one of organic chemistrys most powerful carbon-carbon bond forming reactions. The catalytic olefin-olefin metathesis reaction has led to profound developments in the synthesis of molecules relevant to the petroleum, materials and pharmaceutical industries. These reactions are characterized by their use of discrete
metal... More >
Seminar | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
The extraordinary properties of single crystal diamond provide great promise for nanosystems. Our group has developed methods to sculpture nanostructures into high purity monocrystalline diamond substrates grown by CVD. We combine reactive ion etching and multi-directional focused ion beam milling for the fabrication of freestanding optical disc resonators at the microscale.
RSVP online by January 22.
Development Lunch: "An egg for an egg and a bean for a bean? How production diversity determines dietary diversity of smallholder farmers in rural India" and "How do gendered perceptions of tasks affect labor market outcomes?"
Seminar | January 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Till Ludwig; Suanna Oh
Colloquium | January 23 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Alice Kang, Associate Professor, Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Seminar | January 23 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll discuss a proof that knot recognition is in NP, using a certificate that encodes a sutured manifold hierarchy.
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "The Biases of Others: Projection Equilibrium in an Agency Setting"
Seminar | January 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Stephanie Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Workshop | January 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for... More >
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 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
LUNAR technical lead Sara Cinnamon will speak at Jacobs Hall, sharing perspectives from her time in grad school at MIT to running her own startup in consumer healthcare to joining a world-class design firm.
Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
We investigate ions and lipids at aqueous surfaces to better understand their complexation and speciation to then inform on atmospheric aerosol, cloud, and marine surface processes. The underlying driving forces for surface activity of bare aqueous surfaces with salts such as iron, magnesium, calcium and sodium chlorides are one class that is explored with aqueous surface selective experimental... More >
Thematic Seminar: Applied Mathematics: Nonlinear Fluid-Structure Interaction with Fiber-Reinforced Soft Composites: A Unified Mathematical Framework for Mathematical Analysis and Computation
Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Suncica Canic, University of Houston
Fiber-reinforced structures arise in many engineering and biological applications. Examples include space inflatable habitats, vascular stents supporting compliant vascular walls, and aortic valve leaflets. In all these examples a metallic mesh, or a collection of fibers, is used to support an elastic structure, and the resulting composite structure has novel mechanical characteristics preferred... More >
Seminar | January 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley
The two topics for the student portion this semester are Intersection Theory and Linkage. A detailed outline of the topics for the first half of the seminar can be found at "math.berkeley.edu/~ritvik/Eisenbud-Seminar-Outline.pdf". In the meeting we will describe the main goals of this seminar and sign-up speakers for respective topics.