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Monday, April 8, 2019

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Monotone Increment Processes

Seminar | April 8 | 2 a.m.-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Chordal Loewner equations have been shown to be connected with evolution equations for semigroups in monotone probability. I will briefly recall these connections and then discuss recent related work of Franz, Hasebe and Schleissinger which uses these connections to probability measures on $\mathbb R$ with univalent Cauchy transform and some of the analytic and geometric properties thereof. Time...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 8 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Text Data Mining and Publishing: Legal Literacies

Workshop | April 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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The Role of Light Exposure in Eye Growth and Circadian Rhythm in Children and Adults

Seminar | April 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Lisa Ostrin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light exposure has a close link with numerous aspects of human physiology, and has been implicated in circadian rhythm disturbances, mood disorders, cancer, and metabolic disorders. Light exposure may also play a role in ocular growth and myopia. Several studies have reported an association between time spent outdoors and myopia. With accumulating evidence to suggest that light exposure and...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Earth-Abundant Plasmonics

Seminar | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Emilie Ringe, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

The colorful optical properties of gold and silver nanoparticles have been known for centuries, appearing in Roman glassware as well as medieval stained glass. The brilliant colors are the result of collective oscillations of conduction excited by light, leading to wavelength-dependent absorption and scattering. This light-matter interaction can be controlled by the size, shape, and dielectric...   More >

Social Curiosity and Social Learning

Colloquium | April 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Hyo Gweon, Stanford University, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Learning does not occur in isolation. From parent-child interactions to formal classroom environments, humans explore, learn, and communicate in rich, diverse social contexts. Rather than simply observing and copying their conspecifics, humans engage in a range of epistemic practices that actively recruit those around them. They query others to acquire useful information, consider others’ mental...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: An insertion algorithm on multiset partitions

Seminar | April 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Anne Schilling, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We provide an insertion algorithm from generalized permutations (or two-line arrays subject to certain conditions) and pairs of standard Young tableaux and multiset tableaux of the same shape. If we insert the propagating blocks of partition diagrams we get natural sets of tableaux and the number of these tableaux of a fixed shape are equal to the dimensions of irreducible representations indexed...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Skills, Signals and Search in Low-income Labor Markets: Evidence from a Six-Year Two-Sided Field Experiment"

Seminar | April 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Imran Rasul, UCL

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in GABAergic circuits: connecting genes to cell-types and circuit-functions

Seminar | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Ivo Spiegel, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The ability to adapt and learn from the experience is essential for an animal’s survival and key questions in neuroscience concern the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms. In the adult cortex, it was suggested that particularly GABAergic interneurons in the supragranular layers of the cortex play key roles in regulating the experience-dependent plasticity of cortical circuits. However,...   More >

Doing Voice Studies in the Digital Humanities

Workshop | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room

 D-Lab, https://dlab.berkeley.edu/event-host/d-lab

 Digital Humanities Lab

This training will introduce you to open-source, user-friendly tools for analyzing and visualizing intonation and timing patterns in recordings of performative speech, from poetry readings to political speeches to podcasts. Developed with an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship and a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant, these tools apply state-of-the-art pitch tracking and a speech...   More >

Bartington Magnetometry Geophysics Training

Workshop | April 8 | 2-4:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building

 Gabriel Sachez; Alyssa Scott

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Growth of Three-Dimensional Cracks

Seminar | April 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Gregory J. Rodin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Growth of three-dimensional cracks is modeled as a continuous sequence of initiation events during which the crack front remains smooth. Two issues of importance are addressed. First, it is established that, at each point along the crack front, the velocity and configurational force are two-dimensional vectors, lying in the local normal plane. This allows one to generalize any two-dimensional...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bloch–Kato conjecture for some Rankin-Selberg motives

Seminar | April 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Liang Xiao, University of Connecticut

 Department of Mathematics

The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture is known in the case of rank 0 and 1 thanks to the foundational work of Kolyvagin and Gross-Zagier. In this talk, I will report on a joint work in progress with Yifeng Liu, Yichao Tian, Wei Zhang, and Xinwen Zhu. We study the analogue and generalizations of Kolyvagin's result to the unitary Gan-Gross-Prasad paradigm. More precisely, our ultimate goal is to...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Existence and compactness theory for ALE scalar-flat Kähler surfaces

Seminar | April 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jiyuan Han, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Our main result in this article is a compactness result which states that a noncollapsed sequence of asymptotically locally Euclidean (ALE) scalar-flat Kähler metrics on a minimal Kähler surface whose Kähler classes stay in a compact subset of the interior of the Kähler cone must have a convergent subsequence. As an application, we prove the existence of global moduli spaces of scalar-flat...   More >

On the Rise of the Dative and Benefactive Alternations in English: The Intertwining of Differentiation with Attraction

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University

 Department of Linguistics

The rise of the ‘dative’ alternation (e.g. She gave her neighbor birthday presents ~ She gave birthday presents to her neighbor) has been shown to develop in later Middle English, around 1400 (Zehentner 2018). Building on Zehentner and Traugott (Forthcoming), I outline the rise of the benefactive alternation (e.g. build her a house ~ build a house for her) after 1600 from a historical...   More >

Synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Contribution of Prefrontal Cortex to Human Behavior

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Bob Knight, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

David Morton — Models and Algorithms for Multi-stage Stochastic Programming

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 David Morton, Northwestern University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We consider two classes of multi-stage stochastic linear programs (MSLPs) that lend themselves to solution by stochastic dual dynamic programming (SDDP). First, we consider a distributionally robust MSLP. Here, the specific realizations in each stage are fixed, and distributional robustness is with respect to the probability mass function governing those realizations. Second, we...   More >

Multifaceted allosteric regulation of Aurora kinase A in mitotic spindle assembly

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nick Levinson, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Rough control for Schrödinger operators on 2-tori

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Maciej Zworski, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability. For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for...   More >

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Identifying the optimal set of individuals to first receive information (`seeds') in a social network is a widely-studied question in many settings, such as the diffusion of information, microfinance programs, and new technologies. Numerous studies have proposed various network-centrality based heuristics to choose seeds in a way that is likely to boost diffusion. Here we show that, for some...   More >

“It Could Happen Today... “ - EERI Berkeley student chapter seminar

Seminar | April 8 | 5-6 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Janiele Maffei, California Earthquake Authority

 EERI Berkeley student chapter

How earthquakes damage single-family residential dwellings and the seismic retrofits that can protect these dwellings. How a residential earthquake insurance provider is promoting and funding seismic retrofits through:
Code and plan set development
Retrofit financial grant program
Educational outreach
A bold future where expected earthquake performance of a building is valued by California...   More >

Reporting from the Future: Storytelling in the Digital Age—A Berkeley Journalism School Showcase

Presentation | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism have produced award-winning documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects covering every topic from public health to immigration, human rights to politics. Employing still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives, and visual design...   More >

Magic Leap Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Technical Leads Panel.

Panel Discussion | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 

Join us on April 8 at 6:30pm on our San Francisco campus and meet with the amazing panelists: Anush Mohan, Director of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Ali Shaw-Rockney (Shahrokni) - Lead Embedded Software Engineer, Magic Leap; Ashwin Swaminathan - Distinguished Fellow of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Prateek Singhal - Lead Computer Vision Engineer, Magic Leap; Sheng Huang, Moderator - Head of...   More >