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Friday, February 16, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

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A Methodologically Integrative Approach to Predicting the Seismic Performance of Structures on Liquefiable Ground

Seminar | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Shideh Dashti, Ph.D

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dr. Dashti’s research includes the study of interactions and interdependencies among infrastructure systems during disasters; seismic performance of underground structures; and consequences and mitigation of the liquefaction hazard facing structures in isolation and in urban settings.

Representing Linguistic Knowledge With Probabilistic Models

Colloquium | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Application of Causal Analyses for Diagnosing Environmental Problems: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Charles Menzie, Global Executive Director, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Labor Lunch Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | February 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Quantum Photonics

Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Mark Thompson, University of Bristol

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantum information technologies offer a new and powerful ways to processing and communicating information. Of the various approaches to quantum technologies, photons are appealing for their low-noise properties and ease of manipulation at the single qubit level; while the challenge of entangling interactions between photons can be met via measurement induced non-linearities. Historically bulk...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Finite Reflection Groups

Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Exploring the Nanoworld Inside Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Eric Betzig, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

A single mammalian cell is a complex yet robust machine self-assembled from approximately 100 million copies of tens of thousands of distinct proteins, each only a few nanometers in size. Reverse engineering this system is a daunting task, not only because of the small size and shear number of components, but also because the system is exquisitely sensitive to perturbation, either by scientific...   More >

Zeyu Zheng - Top-Down Statistical Modeling

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Zeyu Zheng, Stanford University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In this talk, we will argue that data-driven service systems engineering should take a statistical perspective that is guided by the decisions and performance measures that are critical from a managerial perspective. We further take the view that the statistical models will often be used as inputs to simulations that will be used to drive either capacity decisions or real-time decisions...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models IV

Seminar | February 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Egypt's Upcoming "Election"

Workshop | February 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Egyptians are expected to go to the polls next month to vote in the presidential election. However, the process has already been tainted by the suppression of competitors of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. What can Egyptians expect from this election?

Study of Private Sector Research and Data Sharing Practices

Seminar | February 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Elaine Sedenberg

 Information, School of

Preliminary research results about companiesâs internal research practices in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analytics.

Coordination Chemistry of +3 Actinides

Seminar | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stosh Kozimor, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Actinides in the +3 oxidation state occupy central roles in many areas that are important for our quality of life. These range from developing targeted alpha therapy in treating cancer to processing spent nuclear fuel. Hence, there is pressing need to advance
fundamental understanding of +3 actinide coordination chemistry. While numerous
heroic efforts have advanced AnIII chemistry, two main...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Multivalued harmonic functions 3

Seminar | February 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Still more on how multivalued harmonic functions arise in regularity theory for minimal surfaces and on the basic theory of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions.