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Friday, March 22, 2019

24th Annual POWER Conference: On Energy Research and Policy

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor) - Chou Hall

 Energy Institute at Haas

The Energy Institute holds a one day research conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.

  Register online

ICBS Special Event: The Neural Basis of Attention. Festschrift in Honor of Bob Rafal

Seminar | March 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This workshop will cover historical and contemporary perspectives on the neural basis of attention. Speakers will pay special tribute to the contributions and influences of Professor Robert Rafal, a cognitive and behavioral neurologist whose career focused on better understanding the neural underpinnings of attention, consciousness, eye movements, and perception. Bpb was a core member of the Bay...   More >

The Science of a Happy Relationship

Workshop | March 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 James Pawelski, University of Pennsylvania & Co-author "Happy Together"

 Shauna Shapiro, University of Santa Clara; Amie Gordon, UCSF

 Suzann Pileggi Paweski, Co-author of "Happy Together"

 Greater Good Science Center

For the past two decades, the field of positive psychology has been growing rapidly. Over that time, one of the key findings from positive psychology research has been: Other people matter. In fact, a pillar of positive psychology is that our close relationships with others are essential to human flourishing and happiness.

Romantic relationships in particular have an enormous influence on our...   More >

$139 General Admission, $159 General Admission with 5.5 CE Hours

  Tickets go on sale January 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-4292

Between the lines: Tradition and Plasticity in Ana Hathery | Entrelinhas: tradição e plasticidade em Ana Hatherly

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute of European Studies

 Luís Faro Ramos

 João Silvério

 Patrícia Lino

 Fernando Aguiar

 Maria João Lopes Cardoso

 Institute of European Studies, Ana Hatherly Camões Institute Catedra, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P., Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Luso-Americana, Center for Portuguese Studies, European Union Center

Please find the program in link below

Gammage Seminar: Renormalization on manifolds with boundary

Seminar | March 22 | 9:30-10 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eugene Rabinovich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

AlphaStar: Mastering the Real-Time Strategy Game StarCraft II

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems...   More >

Working Memory 2.0

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Earl K. Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Working memory is the fundamental function by which we break free from reflexive input-output reactions to gain control over our own thoughts. It has two types of mechanisms: online maintenance of information and its volitional or executive control. Classic models proposed persistent spiking for maintenance but have not explicitly addressed executive control. I will review recent theoretical and...   More >

Industry Alumni Panel: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Environmental Engineering Alumni

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series: "Working memory 2.0"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and time

 Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | March 22 | 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: Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankind’s currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates...   More >

Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Dr. Emory Chan, LBNL, Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.

My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws III

Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Underwater Flight of the Pteropod: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Donald R. Webster, Georgia Tech

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: A portable tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) system was used to study fluid dynamics and kinematics of pteropods (aquatic snails nicknamed ‘sea butterflies’) in Antarctica. These pteropods (Limacina helicina antarctica) swim with a pair of parapodia (or “wings”) via a unique flapping propulsion mechanism that incorporates similar techniques as observed in small flying...   More >

MENA Salon: Young and Restless in MENA

Workshop | March 22 | 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.

Algeria’s recent revolutionary developments have been spearheaded by youth protesters. Across the region, countries face serious challenges in the face of burgeoning young populations, and more importantly, their unmet political, socio-cultural and economic...   More >

AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies

Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Daniel Kluttz

 Information, School of

How technical systems employing algorithms are shaping and displacing human decision-making.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Logic Colloquium: Pro-aperiodic monoids and model theory

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sam van Gool, Utrecht University

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is about joint work with Benjamin Steinberg, in which we apply model theory to study algebraic structures occurring in the theory of regular languages.

Regular languages can both be understood as monadic-second-order-definable classes of finite colored linear orders, and as subsets of the free monoid which induce a certain finite-index congruence, called the syntactic congruence....   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Quotients of Groupoid Schemes in Characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss groupoid schemes and quotients in general and then state a result from a paper by Ekedahl that relates these quotients to Lie algebras for schemes over a field of positive characteristic.

Grounds for Science - Evolving Markets: Developing Fuel Cells and Analyzing Counterfeits

Presentation | March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Julie Fornaciari; Eric Hsu

 Science@Cal

Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari
Everyone is talking about energy, renewable and nonrenewable. But another key player in the energy landscape is hydrogen – a gas that can utilize different energy sources for various applications. Julie will be talking about the technology (fuel cells and electrolyzers) and how they play a role in the energy...   More >

Hydrogen Technology - fuel cells