# Academic

## Wednesday, January 23, 2019

### Salary Negotiation Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | McLaughlin Hall

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Master of Engineering students are invited to a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Holly Schroth. Catered lunch will be provided.

Attendance restricted to current Master of Engineering students.

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jenny Tung: The evolutionary and gene regulatory consequences of social relationships in mammals

Seminar | January 23 | 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 >

### Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: A talk with Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves

Presentation | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Alisha Graves, The OASIS Initiative

lease join the Department of Demography for a brown bag talk with Prof. Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of the OASIS Initiative. The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. This talk will be addressing the question: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?

Refreshments provided.

### Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Malcolm Potts, Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The Oasis Initiative, UC Berkeley

Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

### Principles and mechanisms of Mutual Understanding

Colloquium | January 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Arjen Stolk, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley Knight Lab and the Donders Institute

Institute of Personality and Social Research

Intuitively, humans understand one another because they share the same set of communicative signals such as words and gestures. However, that intuition neglects the extreme flexibility with which we employ our communicative signals in everyday social interaction. Neither can it account for our evolutionarily unique ability to instantly reach joint meaning of new signals in the first place. In... More >

### Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On maximizers of generalized Riesz-Sobolev functionals

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Michael Christ, UCB

The elementary Riesz-Sobolev inequality, which dates to the 1930s, is concerned with the functional $\iint _{\mathbb R^d\times \mathbb R^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)\,dx\,dy$, and states that among indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $\mathbb R^d$ of specified Lebesgue measures, those sets for which the functional attains its maximum value are balls centered at the origin. Burchard's theorem states... More >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dirichlet domain and its volume

Seminar | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

This will be an introductory talk to Dirichlet domain and volume computations in \(H^3\). We'll give a definition of a Dirichlet domain and discuss its tiling properties. Then we explore volume computation in a hyperbolic case. We review few special cases: orthoscheme, ideal tetrahedron and a tetrahedron with one ideal vertex. Then we generalize these computations for volume of any polyhedron in... More >

### Number Theory Seminar: Introduction and Organization

Seminar | January 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

This semester the seminar focuses on Hodge cycles on abelian varieties. I will give an introductory talk and then we discuss the organization of the seminar.

### Write for Rights

Workshop | January 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

Human Rights Law Student Association

Write for Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. People around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year's 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. Because of us, prison doors... More >

### Thematic Seminar: Discrete groups, Lyapunov exponents, and Hodge theory

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study

Families of algebraic manifolds give interesting examples of discrete subgroups of Lie groups, via their monodromy. They also lead to differential equations, such as the hypergeometric ones, whose solutions have an arithmetic significance. After providing the necessary background I will explain a connection to dynamical invariants called Lyapunov exponents, which reveals special geometric... More >

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Rigorous computations with an approximate Dirichlet domain

Seminar | January 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

In this talk we address some problems concerning an approximate Dirichlet domain. We show that under some assumptions the approximate Dirichlet domain can work equally well as an exact Dirichlet domain. In particular, we consider a problem of tiling a hyperbolic ball with copies of the Dirichlet domain. This problem arises in the construction of the length spectrum algorithm which is for example... More >