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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Representation theory seminar: Link homology and Hilbert schemes

Seminar | October 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tina Kanstrup, Aarhus

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky defined a link invariant called triply graded homology. It is conjectured by Gorsky, Negut and Rasmussen that this invariant can be expressed geometrically by a functor from complexes of Soergel bimodules to the derived category of coherent sheaves on the dg flag Hilbert scheme followed by taking cohomology. A functor with similar properties has been constructed by Oblomkov...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Asymptotic Spectral Analysis of Markov Chains with Rare Transitions: A Graph-Algorithmic Approach

Seminar | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Tingyue Gan, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Parameter-dependent Markov chains with exponentially small transition rates arise in modeling complex systems in physics, chemistry, and biology. Such processes often manifest metastability, and the spectral properties of the generators largely govern their long-term dynamics. In this work, we propose a constructive graph-algorithmic approach to computing the asymptotic estimates of eigenvalues...   More >

Corteva Agriscience Seminar: New Bond Connections by C–H Functionalization for the Convergent Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules

Seminar | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Ellman, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Versatile and highly functional group compatible transition metal-catalyzed annulations will be described for the rapid assembly of drug relevant nitrogen heterocycles, including Rh- and Co-catalyzed C−H bond additions to a variety of coupling partners for cascade syntheses of diverse heterocycles of particular importance to the pharmaceutical industry. The general feasibility of...   More >

GUH Lecture: Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This talk will analyze representations of Cairo, Beirut and Baghdad in the second half of the 20th Century as they appear in fictional and non-fictional texts written by Palestinian authors...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Optical Biomimetics: Harnessing Nature's Solutions Toward Multifunctional Nanophotonic Devices

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Dr. Radwanul Hasan Siddique, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Medical Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Nanoscopic photonic structures are often superior to synthetic analogs. Biophotonic nanostructures in butterfly wings show unique optical properties. Biomimetic nanophotonic devices can provide novel solutions in energy and health care. Optically outstanding biophotonic structures fulfill various functions: mechanical integrity and protection against external contaminants such as microbes.

  RSVP online by October 15.

Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Sarah Hwang

 Global Urban Humanities

"Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities"
Ahmad Diab, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
170 Wurster

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

This talk will analyze representations of Cairo, Beirut and Baghdad in the second half of the 20th Century...   More >

Budgeting and Debt Management (BEUHS366)

Workshop | October 16 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Ever wondered if a budget can really work for you?

This seminar covers the importance of creating a household budget while giving you interactive tools to track and control your money usage.

  Register online

The limitations of Democratic Representation in India - The case of Muslims, Women and the Scheduled Castes: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Jennifer Bussell

Workshop | October 16 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University; Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute, and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A half-day workshop on the status of political representation in India's democracy.

Diabetes Prevention within an Integrated Delivery System: Strategies for Screening, Identification, and Treatment

Colloquium | October 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Julie Schmittdiel

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Schmittdiel’s talk will present evidence on strategies for screening, identification, and treatment of prediabetes from her research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and discuss innovative ways to engage patients, providers, and families in diabetes prevention.

Exploring Careers: Ph.D. Transferable Skills

Workshop | October 16 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The key to effective career planning is knowing your strengths and skills both inside and outside the lab. Whether you are clear on your next career goal or are exploring your options, recognizing and articulating your abilities can help you find professional fulfillment and even improve the kinds of opportunities available to you. In this workshop, presented by the Rosanne Lurie, Director of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Bass-Serre theory

Seminar | October 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

Bass-Serre theory studies groups acting on trees. The action of a group on a tree determines a quotient "graph of groups", from which one can reconstruct the original group via amalgamated free products and HNN extensions. We will study the tree associated to $PSL(2,{\mathbb Q}_p)$ in detail, discuss various higher-dimensional generalizations, and describe some applications to the study of...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Meromorphic continuations of the resolvent of Laplacians on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds: Vasy's method

Seminar | October 16 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jian Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present the method introduced by András Vasy to prove meromorphic continuations of resolvents of Laplacians on asymptotically hyperbolic spaces in a simple model case. In particular, I will show the proof of Melrose's radial estimates indicating the idea behind the general case.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An introduction to Boolean independence

Seminar | October 16 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

With the introduction of free independence by D.V. Voiculescu, it became clear that in the framework of non-commutative probability there are other notions of independence than that of classical independence. The Boolean convolution between measures was formally introduced by Speicher and R. Woroudi in 1993, although it had previously appeared in the literature in different contexts, for example,...   More >

Ultracold Molecules for Chemistry and Physics

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

 Kang-Kuen Ni, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

The role of molecular spectroscopy in physics has evolved over the years. It was traditionally used to study molecular structure and its underlying quantum mechanics. Later, it led to various applications, including the first “atomic clock” that was actually based on molecular vibrations. More recent advances in techniques for quantum manipulation of molecules bring new directions including the...   More >

Botanical Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

International Student Career Success Series: Learn the art of “networking” step by step [Part 2]

Workshop | October 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Career Center

In this session we will cover the following three steps for networking: Step 5: Put your network into action - how to prepare and conduct information gathering to build rapport and be connected with potential job opportunities; Step 6: How to manage the outreach activities and connections you made; Step 7: How to follow up.

RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180806