Thursday, February 7, 2019
Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Lecture Hall | Note change in location
Yuri Tschinkel, Simons Foundation and NYU
Tschinkel will discuss effectivity issues in several problems in arithmetic geometry, the study of solutions of systems of polynomial equations with integral coefficients.
Applied Math Seminar: Adjoint sensitivity analysis of chaotic dynamical systems via shadowing methods
Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Angxiu Ni, UC Berkeley
In this talk we discuss how to compute derivatives of long-time-averaged objectives with respect to multiple system parameters in chaotic systems, via the recently developed non-intrusive least-squares adjoint shadowing (NILSAS) algorithm.
First we review how to compute such derivatives via comparing the base trajectory and a shadowing trajectory, which is a new trajectory with perturbed... More >
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, andEndogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions∗"
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Phil Haile, Yale
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
The Berkeley Network's Webinar Series: Fundamentals for Successful Career Change: 3 Effective Strategies and How to Prepare
Workshop | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual
Joy Lin, Quarter Life Joy
This webinar is designed to give you the fundamentals of preparing for a career change and effective strategies you can explore. You will walk away with a more realistic idea of what to expect, how to prepare, and what strategies can help make your career change possible.
Workshop | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
Research Colloquium: Dr. Jerry Brandell "Psychoanalysis in the Halls of Social Work Academe: Can this patient be saved?"
Colloquium | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116
Psychoanalytic theory is not a unified body of knowledge, but rather, composed of multiple theories, models, and schemata pertaining to development, psychopathology, and clinical method and technique. It is a literature of vast scope whose evolution now spans 125 years. This history is actually fraught with points of convergence and dissonance; important issues and controversies surrounding the... More >
Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy
Join us for a new lunch series to discuss the housing crisis in California and potential solutions. Prominent leaders in state policy alongside real estate professionals will lead panel discussions followed by time for Q&A. Free lunch provided!
Seminar | February 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Workshop | February 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | February 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
David Ackerly, Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, will present: "Topography, species distributions and impacts of climate change on California native plants." Hosted by George Roderick. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Panel Discussion | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Room 309
Dr. Lilia Chavez, Dean of Special Projects and Grants, Merritt College; Dr. Brooke Hessler, Director of Learning Resources, California College of the Arts; Mackenzie Smith MFA Communications Specialist, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
Dr. Colette Plum, Deputy Director Study Abroad, UC Berkeley
This panel program will introduce career options in higher education. Learn about the paths of PhD professionals as they discuss their work in Learning Resources, Student Life, International Education and Science Communication.
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Deep Neural Networks for Estimation and Inference: Application to Causal Effects and Other Semiparametric Estimands".
Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Max Farell, University of Chicago Booth
Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Professor Danny Barash, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University
The inverse RNA folding problem for designing sequences that fold into a given RNA secondary structure was introduced in the early 1990's in Vienna. Using a coarse-grain tree graph representation of the RNA secondary structure, we extended the inverse RNA folding problem to include constraints such as thermodynamic stability and mutational robustness, developing a program called RNAexinv. In the... More >
Colloquium | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Carlos Simpson, Université de Nice
A conjecture of Kontsevich says that the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold having an additional volume form, should have a stability condition where the stable objects are represented by possibly singular "special Lagrangians". This statement has a nice expression, in the case where we look at the Fukaya-Seidel category of a Riemann surface with coefficients in a fiber category. The... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, UT Austin; Webb Keane, University of Michigan
Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley
These public talks continue the series of events connected to the Sawyer Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology & Literary and Cultural Studies that began in Fall 2018. Many of the studies taken up so far in the seminar depend on religious objects, rituals, or encounters to help illuminate those pragmatic aspects of discourse that might be more easily concealed in our everyday routines. Perhaps the... More >
Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 4: Religion
Conference/Symposium | February 6 – 7, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale University; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz; Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, University of Texas at Austin; Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley; Webb Keane, University of Michigan
This is the fourth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.