Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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
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.
Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
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 >
Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department
The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the worlds 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 >
Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768
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 >
Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics
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.
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RSVP by emailing email@example.com by April 19.
Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Laura Crymble, Fidelity
Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.
Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "An Equilibrium Model of the International Price System"
Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Roland Benabou, Princeton University
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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 >
Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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, well 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
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
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
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 >
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Fighting Bundles: The Effects of Competition on Second Degree Price Discrimination"
Seminar | April 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Andre Boik, UC Davis
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
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.