<< Tuesday, April 23, 2019 >>

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Zealand Mud Snails

Seminar | April 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Emily King, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Emily King from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Emily is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on the New Zealand mud snail.

Emily King

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

The simultaneous chemical, physical, electronic, and mechanical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Indian Ocean Art Histories - Goa; Bombay; Kochi: The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art

The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia. Students in the seminar mapped the ways in which such oceanic networks also shaped the global history of art from the early modern period to the contemporary by focusing on three...   More >

Institutions of Eminence: India’s Tryst with World University Rankings

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Indian higher education system is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. However, despite the rapid growth in the number of institutions and enrollments, Indian universities have been generally missing from the top 200 positions in the global rankings of universities. Notwithstanding the flaws and narrow focus of the ranking methodologies, they do influence the ministries all over...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from US States"

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 19.

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning (BEUHS369)

Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

  Enroll online

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "An Equilibrium Model of the International Price System"

Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Mukhin, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University Department of Economics

 Department of Economics


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

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Roland Benabou, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Link to Draft

ABSTRACT: We study the production and circulation of arguments justifying actions on the basis of morality. By downplaying externalities, exculpatory narratives allow people to maintain a positive image while acting selfishly. Conversely, responsibilizing narratives raise...   More >

Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meeting

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. On April 23rd, come hear about the following...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Weak-strong uniqueness for multiphase mean curvature flow

Seminar | April 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. On the one hand, there is substantial recent progress in the construction of weak solutions. On the other hand, strong solutions are—in particular in the planar case of networks—very well understood.

In this talk, after giving an overview of the topic, I will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Felix Klein, Galois Theory, and the Icosahedron

Seminar | April 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Why do we have the version of Galois theory that we do – why, indeed, do we have Galois theory at all? This talk traces conflicting 19th-century visions of what it would be to solve, or better to understand, polynomial equations and finds the forgotten role of Felix Klein in promoting Galois's ideas in Germany and America.

How to Arrest and Transport Biological Nano-Objects at the Quantum Level: Nanovalving of Individual Viruses and Macromolecules in Liquids

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Dimos Poulikakos, Director, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies; Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The ability to controllably manipulate biological and synthetic nanoscopic species in liquids at the ultimate single object resolution (biological quantum level), is important to many fields such as biology, medicine, physics, chemistry and nanoengineering. Among the most significant barriers in the current state of the art that need to be overcome, are the necessity for intense fields...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn

Seminar | April 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a background talk on problems about indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn. We pay special attention to those that are limits of split bundles.