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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We analyse the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed non-emissive technologies. A representative consumer can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in solar panels and by buying power from a centralised firm. We consider the point of view of the consumer, the firm and a social planner, formulating suitable McKean-Vlasov control problems with stochastic...   More >

Trump’s Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: 2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies

Colloquium | January 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jean-Frédéric Morin

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Socio-Economic Consequences of Housing Assistance"

Seminar | January 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Winnie van Dijk, Chicago Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts (BETEC009): Betec009

Workshop | January 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.

 Department of Psychology

Unhappy intimate partner relationships take a toll on mental and physical health, elevating the risk for many disorders including depression, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Relationship distress impacts key physiological systems implicated in each of these disorders, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, the immune...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Note the new time and location We will continue to discuss hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type, describing a criterion for compactness via the Mahler compactness theorem.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Remez inequality for solutions of elliptic PDEs

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eugenia Malinnikova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The Remez inequality for polynomials states that the maximum of the polynomial over an interval is controlled by its maximum over a subset of the interval of positive measure. The coefficient in the inequality depends on the degree of the polynomial and the result holds in higher dimensions.

We give a version of the Remez inequality for solutions of second order linear elliptic PDEs and their...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces.

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >