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Friday, February 1, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Ultrafast Spintronics

Seminar | February 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jeffery Bokor, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic nanodevices are receiving great attention these days due to their non-volatility and
potential for extremely low energy dissipation. The field is rapidly evolving from rotating
magnetic disks for mass storage to on-chip magnetic random access memory (MRAM).
MRAM is in the advanced product development phase in a number of companies and is
expected to be in widespread commercial...   More >

Magnetism in Amorphous Alloys: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley, Physics & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Most condensed matter textbooks start by introducing crystal symmetries and the periodic lattice as foundational to the field. Yet, it has long been known that the amorphous structure supports ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and a host of other condensed matter properties.

Superconductivity theory was famously expanded from the original Bloch wave pairing to be described as pairing of...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Hydrodynamics for ASEP with Open Boundaries

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Rezakhanlou has shown that the hydrodynamic behaviour of ASEP and other attractive asymmetric particle processes on $R^d$ is governed by a class of conservation laws. That is, macroscopic particle density profiles are given by entropy solutions of these conservation laws. In this talk, we will discuss Bahadoran’s recent extension of these results to bounded domains with particle reservoirs at...   More >

Job Market Seminar (Joint with Haas School): "Outside Options, Bargaining, and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks"

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N270 Chou Hall

 Sydnee Caldwell, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

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

Composition Colloquium: Etienne Charles

Colloquium | February 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over its century-plus history, jazz has forged its shape-shifting identity by encompassing a rainbow of musical dialects in an improvisation-infused setting. While jazz's potency launched into popular appeal based on the integration of the European classical music sensibility and the grassroots of African-American cultural heritage, it has not remained a static idiom. Indeed, jazz has become...   More >

Book Talk: The Feminist Awakening in China

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Leta Hong Fincher

 Lü Pin

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students,...   More >

MENA Salon: 60,000 Political Prisoners and a New Cathedral: Is Sisi's Egypt Sustainable?

Workshop | February 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

January 25 marked the 8th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. On Coptic Christmas Eve, January 6, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was interviewed by 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley in which he denied the existence of over 60,000 political prisoners in the country's prisons. The Egyptian government tried to block the interview from airing, to no avail. The interview was aired the same evening...   More >

The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Influence of Scandal and Experience on Users’ Attitudes to Social Media Data Control

Seminar | February 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Catherine Marshall

 Information, School of

Has widespread news of abuse made people more protective of their personal data?

Raga Gopalakrishnan - Integrating Behavior, Economics, and Operations in Urban Mobility: Ridesharing and Multi-Modal Travel

Seminar | February 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Raga Gopalakrishnan, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In today’s urban mobility marketplaces, both operational policies (e.g., matching, routing) and economic mechanisms (e.g., pricing, incentives) affect perceptions of Quality of Service (QoS) and users’ mobility choices. These, in turn, affect both operational objectives (e.g., utilization, vehicle-miles travelled) and economic objectives (e.g., profit, welfare). We study these complex...   More >

Dynasties and Democracy in Japan

Colloquium | February 1 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Daniel M. Smith, Associate Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Political dynasties exist in all democracies, but have been conspicuously prevalent in Japan, where over a third of legislators and two-thirds of cabinet ministers come from families with a history in parliament. In his new book, Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel M. Smith introduces a comparative theory to explain the persistence of dynastic...   More >

Chemical Tools for Investigating Reactive Sulfur Species

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Pluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

 College of Chemistry

Reactive sulfur species, such as H2S and sulfane-sulfur compounds, play key roles in different (patho)physiological processes. In addition, these small molecules are also key targets for new donor motifs that function both as important research tools and pharmacological agents. Aligned with this importance, our lab has recently developed a palette of new donor motifs, including H2S- and...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Etale Homotopy Obstructions for Rational Points Applied to Open Subvarieties

Seminar | February 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In 2008, Bjorn Poonen announced the construction of a variety without rational points but no étale-Brauer obstruction to the existence of rational points. We attempt to create a new obstruction that explains Poonen s example by applying the étale-Brauer obstruction to a Zariski open cover of a variety. On the one hand, we prove a general result stating that this new obstruction explains every...   More >