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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Ergodicity for stochastic dispersive equations

Seminar | January 24 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Leonardo Tolomeo, University of Edinburgh

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we study the long time behaviour of some stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs). After introducing the notions of ergodicity, unique ergodicity and convergence to equilibrium, we will discuss how these have been proven for a very large class of parabolic SPDEs.

We will then shift our attention to dispersive SPDEs, where the general strategy for the parabolic case fails....   More >

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

 SOLD OUT.

Optics-free spatio-genetic imaging with DNA microscopy

Seminar | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Joshua Weinstein, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Complex cell populations, from the brain to the
adaptive immune system, rely on diverse gene variants, somatic
mutations, and expression patterns for some of their most essential
functions. This genetic heterogeneity not only endows intrinsic
properties to individual cells, but it also often operates at the
level of inter-cellular interactions. Technologies that jointly
resolve both gene...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | January 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

CSHE Talks: Michael Feuer on Philanthropy, Science, and Education: The Gift that Keeps on Taking?

Seminar | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Michael Feuer is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Professor of Education Policy at The George Washington University, and immediate past President of the National Academy of Education. In the fall of 2014, President Obama appointed Dean Feuer as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. Prior to his joining GWU, for the...   More >

IB Seminar: Evolution and coevolution in ecological networks

Seminar | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paulo Guimarães, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

 Department of Integrative Biology

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Neuroscience Student Seminar: "Characterizing neural circuits during virtual navigation and decision-making"

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time

 David Tank, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thematic Seminar: The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Aaron Pixton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Let $M_g$ be the moduli space of smooth curves of genus $g$. The tautological ring is a subring of the cohomology of $M_g$ that was introduced by Mumford in the 1980s in analogy with the cohomology of Grassmannians. Work of Faber and Faber-Zagier in the 1990s led to two competing conjectural descriptions of the structure of the tautological ring. After reviewing these conjectures, I will discuss...   More >

Impact Investing – Creating Strong Returns While Bettering the World

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-8 p.m. | First Republic Bank, Conference Room 3D

 111 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

 Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business

Haas alumni experts in the impact investing space will explore impact investing, corporate sustainability, and investment strategies that capture attractive returns while doing good.

Book Talk | Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Melissa Bosworth and Lakshmi Sarah will be discussing their new book, “Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality.”

We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories.

The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a...   More >

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