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Monday, April 22, 2019

Lanthanide-based Nanomaterials: An Expanding Toolbox for Bioimaging and Photonic Applications

Seminar | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Xiaogang Liu, University of Singapore

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles exhibit unique luminescent properties, including a large Stokes shift, a sharp bandwidth of emission, high resistance to optical blinking, and photobleaching. Uniquely, they can also convert long-wavelength stimulation into short-wavelength emission. These attributes offer the opportunity to develop alternative luminescent labels to organic fluorophores and quantum...   More >

Pocket Doctors: Disease Diagnosis with Mobile Phones

Seminar | April 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Daniel Fletcher, Bioengineering & Biophysics, UC Berkeley; Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL Department Chair, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, Bioengineering

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light microscopy remains a central tool for disease diagnosis. Direct imaging of diseased tissues as well as quantification of pathogens in blood, sputum, and stool can enable rapid screening and diagnosis of multiple diseases. However, microscopy traditionally requires advanced equipment and skilled users not available outside of well-equipped laboratories and hospitals. In recent years, mobile...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Operation and Monitoring

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

 College of Chemistry

Please join us on Monday for a STROBE Seminar hosted by CU Boulder! Lunch and/or snacks provided 30 minutes before the seminar begins.

Combinatorics Seminar: Real-rooted h*-polynomials

Seminar | April 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Katharina Jochemko, KTH and Simons Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The Ehrhart polynomial counts the number of lattice points in integer dilates of a lattice polytope. The h*-polynomial encodes the Ehrhart polynomial in a particular basis. In this talk we give an introduction to the method of interlacing polynomials which is a powerful tool to prove that a polynomial has only real roots and present applications to h*-polynomials of zonotopes and dilated lattice...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Taxation Toward Representation: Effects of Tax Collection and Public Goods Provision on Democratic Accountability”

Seminar | April 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Benjamin Krause, UC Berkeley- ARE


Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

String-Math Seminar: Mathematical hints of 3-d mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

3 dimensional \(N=4\) supersymmetric quantum field theories have two distinguished topological twists, called Higgs and Coulomb (though we periodically get confused about which is which). These two twists manifest very interesting mathematical objects in Lie theory and algebraic geometry, which don't seem to obviously be related, except through this bridge in QFT. I'll do my best to explain what...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: “Family Policies and the Dynamics of Gender Inequality”

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Camille Landais, LSE

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

joint with Henrik Kleven, Johanna Posch, Andreas Steinhauer & Josef Zweimuller

Seminar 211, Economic History: Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Matrix-valued measures in perturbation theory

Seminar | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware and CASPER at Baylor University

 Department of Mathematics

The Aronszajn-Donoghue theorem provides a good understanding of the subtle theory of rank one perturbations. One of their statements consists of the mutual singularity of the singular parts of the spectral measures under rank one perturbations. For higher rank perturbations, simple examples show that the singular parts can behave more complicatedly. Nonetheless, a 'vector' version of the mutual...   More >

Introduction to Differential GNSS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

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

Trimble Geo7x

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: F-isocrystals with logarithmic decay, slope filtrations, and monodromy

Seminar | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Joe Kramer Miller, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

Wan conjectured that the variation of zeta functions along towers of curves associated to the $p$-adic etale cohomology of a fibration of smooth proper ordinary varieties should satisfy several stabilizing properties. The most basic of these conjectures state that the genera of the curves in these towers grow in a regular way. We state and prove a generalization of this conjecture, which applies...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of Nahm Pole Solutions to the KW Equations on $S^1\times \Sigma \times \mathbb R^+$

Seminar | April 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Siqi He, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Stony Brook)

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Witten’s gauge theory approach to Jones polynomial by counting solutions to the Kapustin-Witten(KW) equations with singular boundary conditions over 4-manifolds. We will give a classification of solutions to the KW equations on $S^1\times\Sigma\times \mathbb R^+$ with $\Sigma$ a Riemann surface. We prove that all solutions to the KW equations over $S^1\times\Sigma\times...   More >

Documenting contact and change in Siberian multilingual contexts

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago

 Department of Linguistics

Multiple indigenous languages in Eurasia are undergoing change and loss as speakers shift to Russian. The language ecologies of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) provide an excellent testing ground for hypotheses about the causes and effects of contact-induced language change. The Sakha language (Turkic) is spoken by a (slim) majority of residents of the Republic, with an estimated 500,000 speakers;...   More >

Emotion-related impulsivity: Outcomes and Potential Mechanisms

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Sheri Johnson, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Aren’t “Gifted” and “Talented” the Same Thing?: Moving from Gifted Education to Talent Development

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Frank C. Worrell, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

The concept of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is typically applied to students with disabilities, but every student is entitled to a FAPE, including those at the upper end of the achievement distribution. Viewing giftedness as the outcome of a talent development process rather than the manifestation of a trait, I review the major conceptualizations in gifted education.

Joint Oliver E. Williamson Seminar/Development Seminar:"The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats, Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Khan, and Andrea Prat"

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Oriana Bandiera, LSE

 Department of Economics

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 >

IB Finishing Talk: A new window into the structure of forests during the rise of angiosperms

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Dori Contreras, UCB (Looy Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Child and Family Service Agencies Career Fair

Career Fair | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Jill Duerr Berrick

 Social Welfare, School of

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Taylor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a theorem on the full finite codimension asymptotic stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes. The proof employs a double null gauge, is expressed entirely in physical space, and utilises the analysis of Dafermos–Holzegel–Rodnianski on the linear stability of the Schwarzschild family. This is joint work with M. Dafermos, G. Holzegel and I. Rodnianski.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Moderate Expected Utility

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Paulo Natenzon, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics