Friday, March 2, 2018
Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 4, 2018 every day | Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 10-11 a.m. | UC 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
Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley
I will discuss an "umbrella" wall-crossing theorem for Landau-Ginzburg potentials of monotone Lagrangian submanifolds. I will try to cover two proof methods (using the relative Fukaya category and the Borman-Sheridan class) and/or some applications. Most of the material is joint work with James Pascaleff.
Colloquium | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley
30 minute research talk by graduate student
Workshop | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online Webinar
Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study.
Attendees are expected to have watched the F-1 Guide to CPT Video here before attending the webinar: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/current/f-1/curricular_practical_training
Please come prepared with your questions.
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Jeff Mount, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
César de la Fuente-Nunez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Proteins perform the cellular tasks required for life. The great variety of their biological activity is due in part to their vast combinatorial space: 20n, n being the number of amino acids present in any given peptide chain and 20 being the number of natural amino acid monomer building blocks. Yet we do not have the tools to properly engineer these diverse molecules. One approach is to start... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jon Schellenberg, UCB
Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Nic Brody, UC Berkeley
There are many exciting areas of research in the combinatorial properties of Coxeter groups, but that's not what this talk is about. I will review some fundamental concepts of geometric group theory, and sketch the proofs that Coxeter groups are CAT(0) and cubulated. I will describe "alternative" that the class of Coxeter groups satisfy: a Coxeter group either contains a surface subgroup or has a... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Emerging Cell Architectures in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics
Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
James Bullock, University of California, Berkeley
In the last 5 years the crystalline silicon photovoltaic research community has produced a number of significant breakthroughs, including a string of new efficiency records and a broadening in device architectural diversity. This talk focuses on recent innovations from the Javey group which have contributed towards this trend, including the development of Dopant-free Asymmetric Heterocontact... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
A public round table discussion of how governmental and agency
businesses engage with archaeology and archaeologists.
Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Prof. Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, Physics & Applied Physics
Emergent phenomena in quantum systems often exhibit magnetic signatures. In this talk, I will describe how to use the current in a ring to access fundamental and topological properties of quantum states of charge-carrying particles.
Applying a magnetic flux through a ring creates a phase gradient, in response to which a current flows, creating magnetic fields that we measure with a scanning... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library room 100D
Claire Hansell, Nature
The time between manuscript submission and the binary outcomes of acceptance or rejection can often seem like a black box of intrigue, witchcraft, denial, confusion and much more. However, that is not the intended external face of peer review, and editors make judgements on what is best for any given manuscript every day based on just a few rational principles. Claire Hansell is a senior editor... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
On February 16, a court in Istanbul ordered the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel after 366 days of pre-trial detention. Yücels release, following months of lobbying by the German government, marks rare good news for jailed journalists in Turkey, which is now ranked the worlds worst jailer of journalists, with around 160 held in detention according to the Turkish Journalists... More >
Colloquium | March 2 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
Du Yun (traditional Chinese: 杜韻, simplified Chinese: 杜韵, born June 18, 1977) is a Chinese born international composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera Angel's Bone.
Du Yun was born in Shanghai, China. She began studying piano at the age of four, attending the primary school Shanghai... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Anushah Hossain, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland
Progress reports on three projects, presented by Anushah Hossein, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland.
Who are the humans kept out by CAPTCHAs?
Are web services provided by global companies equally accessible to internet users across the world? Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are significant barriers to viewing and using websites in developing regions.... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
This talk will review our work on nanosciences based on carbon. I will first briefly review our earlier work of carbon nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons, and then focus on fluorescence imaging in the previously unexplored 1000-1700 nm NIR-II window to benefit from greatly suppressed photon scattering at long wavelengths. We show that NIR-II imaging is novel with up... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Tim Laux, UC Berkeley
Seminar | March 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Speaker: Shion An Lim (Susan Marqusee lab)
Investigating the evolution of protein biophysical properties by ancestral sequence reconstruction
How do properties of proteins evolve over time? The biophysical properties of proteins affect a protein's biological function and fitness and are encoded by their amino acid sequence. Therefore, we can imagine that these properties will... More >