Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Panel Discussion | October 3 | Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Bermuda Room
2540 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Food is a basic human right and a major driver of Californias economy. And yet, the current food system produces low wages and hunger, and is a major contributor to climate change and other major environmental issues. Hear your future State Assembly member, Jovanka Beckles or Buffy Wicks, address these important topics at a candidate forum on food in Californias 15th Assembly District. Learn... More >
Presentation | October 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Professor Hany Farid, School of Information & Depts. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science UC Berkeley.
Professor Farid will describe a series of experiments that measure observers ability to distinguish the photographic from the computer-generated, simple steps that can be taken to improve observer accuracy, and preliminary studies that attempt to determine how observers are performing this task.
Please ask questions in a respectful manner
Career Fair | October 3 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Freezeway
Join a16z for a Demo Day with Barefoot Networks, Branch, Ciitizen, DeepMap, Descript, Doxel, RapidAPI, Shield.Al, SmartCar, and UnifylD.
This open format gathering will let you connect with portfolio representatives, experience product demos, and have deeper conversations about the companies and their technologies.
Don't forget to bring a copy of your resume!
Lunch will be provided.... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Mary N. Teruel, Stanford University
Mammalian tissue size is maintained by slow replacement of damaged, de-differentiating, and dying cells. For adipocytes, key regulators of glucose and lipid metabolism, the renewal rate is only 10% per year1. Using computational modeling, quantitative mass spectrometry, and single-cell microscopy, we showed that cell-to-cell variability, or noise, in protein abundance acts within a network of... More >
Panel Discussion | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern day historians, both amateur and professional. They speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. In Telling It Like It Wasn't (Chicago, 2018), Catherine Gallagher (English) examines how counterfactual history works and to what ends. Beginning in... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "(Re)programming of cell identity and function in the context of chromatin"
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania
Wagner, who earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, is involved in research regarding the transcriptional regulation of developmental transitions and role of chromatin remodeling in development. The Wagner Lab is interested in understanding, at the molecular level, the complex changes that occur when an organism switches developmental programs. Specifically, they investigate the transition from... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 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 >
Real Estate Research Seminar: Alex Bartik: "Moving Costs and Worker Adjustment to Changes in Labor Demand: Evidence from Longitudinal Census Data"
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Alex Bartik, UIUC
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Chris Hopwood, Associate Professor, UC Davis
Although the concept of authenticity has been an enduring interest among philosophers, theorists, and psychological scientists, no consensual definition has been achieved. Points of contrast across theories include whether authenticity is a trait or a state, whether it is general or role-specific, the degree to which it encompasses internal experiences and external behaviors, and the extent to... More >
Reformist Revolutions in Malawi: The Role of Reformed Islamic and Christian Congregations in Rural Malawi
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Laura Goy, Rosberg Geist Scholarship Recipient, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley
This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.
Seminar | October 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT
In this introductory talk, we will discuss periodic dynamics on (punctured ) 2-torus, its algebraic incarnations, and its relations to dynamics on elliptic curves. In particular, we will give a geometric picture of how this could be used to distinguish total spaces of fibrations over tori/of analytic fibrations over elliptic curves. We will also try to demonstrate the periodic behavior of "flow... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech
The concentration of Lipschitz functions around their expectation is a classical topic that continues to be very active. We will discuss some recent progress, including:
1- A tight log-Sobolev inequality for isotropic logconcave densities
2- A unified and improved large deviation inequality for convex bodies
3- An extension of the above to Lipschitz functions (generalizing the Euclidean... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley
We will discuss the construction of $W\Omega _R^\ast $ and the comparison with the de Rham complex.
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT
One can construct the open symplectic mapping torus \(T_\phi \) for a given a Weinstein manifold \(M\) and a compactly supported symplectomorphism \(\phi \). Its contact boundary is independent of \(\phi \) and is equal to contact boundary of \(T_0\times M\) where \(T_0\) is the torus with a small ball removed. In this talk, we will outline a method to distinguish the fillings \(T_\phi \) and... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Kristian Lum, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
An accurate understanding of the magnitude and dynamics of casualties during a conflict is important for a variety of reasons, including historical memory, retrospective policy analysis, and assigning culpability for human rights violations. However, during times of conflict and their aftermath, collecting a complete or representative sample of casualties can be difficult if not impossible. One... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Moon Jeong Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Over the past decades, polymers with tethered ionic groups have been widely investigated as components of electrochemical devices to address the growing demand for clean energy. Despite steadfast efforts to these materials, quantitative understanding of the factors governing the transport properties of these materials is in its infancy. In this talk, I will present the controlled synthesis,... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Dima Galakhov, UC Berkeley
We propose a categorification of link invariants in Euclidean 3d space associated to a semi-simple Lie algebra, based on category of A-branes in finite dimensional Landau-Ginzburg (LG) models. The category of A-branes in such abstract LG model was constructed recently by Gaiotto, Moore and Witten; its mathematical counterpart is a version of Fukaya-Seidel category. The specific Landau-Ginzburg... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Jonathan Long, Stanford
ERG Colloquium: Patrick Gonzalez: Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Anthropogenic climate change is altering ecological and human systems globally, including in United States national parks, which conserve unique biodiversity. Yet, the magnitude and spatial patterns of climate change across all 417 parks have been unknown.
Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach: Joint with Stanford
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanford University - Landau Economics Building, Room # 351 | Note change in time and location
579 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, M.I.T
We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world. In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Quaid Morris, Professor, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto
Seminar | October 3 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Title: Making sense of the noise in cancer data
Presentation | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Douglas Biow, Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT Austin; Henrike Christiane Lange, Assistant Professor, Italian Studies and History of Art, UC Berkeley
In conversation with Professor Henrike Lange (UC Berkeley, Italian Studies / History of Art), Professor Douglas Biow (UT Austin) will present his new book Vasari's Words: The 'Lives of the Artists' as a History of Ideas in the Italian Renaissance (forthcoming September 2018 from Cambridge University Press). In this new study of Giorgio Vasari's seminal text, Biow connects five key words to the... More >