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Friday, February 8, 2019

Berkeley Linguistics Society Workshop: Countability Distinctions

Conference/Symposium | February 8 | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Barner, UC San Diego; Suzi Lima, University of Toronto

 Department of Linguistics

See the Workshop Program.

Sarah Pinto | The Arts of Counter-Ethics

Workshop | February 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barrows Hall, H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Seminar Room, Social Science Matrix, (8th Floor) | Note change in location

 Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities Lecture Grant, The Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

A workshop led by Professor Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University.

Vive Center Seminar - Computer Vision at Magic Leap

Seminar | February 8 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 337 Cory

 Jean-Yves Bouguet, Senior Director of Computer Vision at Magic Leap

 Vive Center

Jean-Yves will be presenting past, present and future research and development work in the computer vision group at Magic Leap leading to the Magic Leap One. He will provide some insights on the technical challenges that Magic Leap's team of researchers and engineers are tackling to make computer vision work for a see-through wearable Mixed Reality device.

Jean-Yves will start with an overview...   More >

Seminar 237/281: ARE/Macro/International Seminar - "Border Walls"

Seminar | February 8 | 12-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Melanie Morten, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

ARE/237/281 Macro and International Trade Seminar

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Border Walls

Seminar | February 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Melanie Morten, Stanford

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | February 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Light based Sound Extraction:Remote Photonic Bio-Sensing and Disease Diagnosis

Seminar | February 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Zeev Zalevsky, Professor, Engineering and the Nanotechnology Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present a photonic technological sensing platform that can be used for remote and simultaneous sensing of many biomedical parameters as well as for serving as highly directional hearing aid device. The technology is based upon illuminating a light scattering surface (skin) with a laser and then using a camera with its special optics to perform temporal and spatial tracking of the back...   More >

GRASP seminar: Introduction to D-modules via Bernstein-Sato polynomials

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Given a real polynomial $p$ in $n$-variables, we define a family of distributions over $\{\lambda \in \mathbb C | \text {Re}\lambda >0\}$, generalizing the Γ-function. We claim that it is possible to analytically continue this family, exactly the same way as is traditionally done for the Γ-function, using the existence of the so-called Bernstein-Sato polynomial, $b_p$, of $p$.

We compute some...   More >

Discrete Microfluidics for More Efficient Pharmaceutical Compound Testing: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Melinda Simon, San Jose State University, Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In 2012, the declining efficiency and increasing cost of pharmaceutical research was noted in a phenomenon termed “Eroom’s law”, to distinguish it from the efficiency of “Moore’s law” in transistor development.

Though the reasons for this phenomenon are myriad and varied, the efficiency of drug development and commercialization could be greatly improved by the development of better paradigms...   More >

MENA Salon: Western Arms Sales and Human Rights in the Middle East

Workshop | February 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On January 27, French President Emmanuel Macron began his first official visit to Egypt. The meeting of Macron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi solidified a strategic relationship between France, as one of Egypt's main arms suppliers, and Egypt, described by...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Michael Pisaro

Colloquium | February 8 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

MICHAEL PISARO was born in Buffalo in 1961.

He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts.

His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues.

It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days...   More >

Information Flows and Cultural Disruption

Seminar | February 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

A change to a societyâs pattern ofÂcommunication, coordination, trust, and coercion is culturally disruptive.

Sébastien Martin - From School Buses To Start Times: Driving Policy With Optimization

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Etcheverry Hall

 Sébastien Martin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Maintaining a fleet of buses to transport students to school is a major expense for U.S. school districts. In order to reduce costs by reusing buses between schools, many districts spread start times across the morning. However, assigning each school a time involves estimating the impact on transportation costs and reconciling additional competing objectives. Facing this intricate...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Some applications of model theory in computer science

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Szymon Toruńczyk, University of Warsaw

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a few basic applications of model theory in theoretical computer science, e.g. in verification, databases, and algorithms. I will also briefly discuss some links between notions from graph theory and stability theory.

Neil Bartlett Lectureship: The close and loose relationship between Carbon and Phosphorus

Seminar | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Manfred Scheer, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Universitat Regensburg

 College of Chemistry

Polyphosphorus units are an important class of compound and isolobal to carbon-based relatives. Because of the lone pairs at the phosphorus atoms, the five-fold symmetric cyclo-P5 ring of the pentaphosphaferrocenes [CpRFe(η5-P5)] enables the use of these complexes in unique supramolecular aggregations with Lewis acidic transition metal moieties to form unprecedented giant spherical molecules...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The loop theorem and Dehn's lemma

Seminar | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Simplified, the loop theorem states that if the induced map $\pi _1(\partial M)\to \pi _1(M)$ for a $3$-manifold $M$ is not injective, then there is a nullhomotopy of an essential loop in $\partial M$ that can be represented by an embedded disk. We will go through the proof of Stalling's formulation of the loop theorem using Papakyriakopoulos's tower construction and discuss some applications.

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

Seminar | February 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Last week, I explained the (etale) Brauer-Manin obstruction and Poonen's counterexample. I also stated my result that the Brauer-Manin obstruction on Zariski open covers is enough to (theoretically) determine the existence of rational points. This week, I will say more about how to prove this result. I will also explain the idea behind the etale homotopy obstruction to the local-global principle...   More >

Hungry for Change: Emerging Food Systems Leaders

Panel Discussion | February 8 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute

Across California, an emerging generation of food system leaders is advancing food equity, justice, and health in new and transformative ways. The stories of these champions of change highlight our collective struggle and aspiration to reimagine how to feed communities fairly while healing the planet.
The evening will begin with a reception and tasty food before we sit down to listen to ten...   More >

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