Monday, October 14, 2019
Seminar | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Karsten Weis, ETH Zürich
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University
bstract: The pace of change has never been this fast .. yet it will never again be this slow (source unknown). This implies that there will be major shifts in our society, including industry and manufacturing. Some even speak about a fourth industrial revolution. We find many names for those we love, hence commonly used terms for this shift include: Smart industry, Smart manufacturing,... More >
Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods
A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.
Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall
We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks dont stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context
Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Einar Steingrimsson, University of Strathclyde
Various pattern-avoiding 0/1-fillings of Ferrers diagrams are in bijection with permutations, where several statistics on the permutations translate into statistics on the filled diagrams (or tableaux). Two such bijections from permutations are to the Le-tableaux arising from Postnikov's work on the nonnegative Grassmannian and the EW-tableaux originally defined in Ehrenborg and van... More >
Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Adarsh Ganesan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher; US National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract: Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical analogs of celebrated photonic frequency combs. These represent a newly documented physical phenomenon in the well researched physical domain of MEMS resonators .
The emergence of PFC is mediated by nonlinear modal coupling. Through a series of experiments with MEMS resonators, various features of PFC have now been identified.... More >
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Food Assistance Take-Up and Infant Health: Evidence from the Adoption of EBT"
Seminar | October 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Leah Shiferaw, UCB
Presentation | October 14 | 3-5 p.m. | The Law Building, Booth Auditorium | 175 Boalt Hall | UC Berkeley Law School
john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lawrence Lanahan
Join us on Monday, October 14 for a talk by Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide who will be in conversation with Haas Institute director john a. powell.
Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, this new book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the... More >
Seminar | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Fedor Manin, UCSB
Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, harmonic forms induce a map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$ which is in general not multiplicative. Manifolds for which it is are called geometrically formal and besides compact symmetric spaces few examples are known. A different picture emerges when we ask about the existence of some multiplicative map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$. For example, such a... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Irreducible components of Affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties.
Seminar | October 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Yihang Zhu, Columbia
The set of irreducible components of an affine Deligne-Lusztig variety is interesting for many applications related to Shimura varieties. A natural symmetry group J acts on this set, and it is desirable to determine the orbits and the stabilizers of this action. In joint work with Rong Zhou, we prove a formula for the number of orbits, earlier conjectured by Miaofen Chen and Xinwen Zhu. In joint... More >
Seminar | October 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Ziv Scully, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: Scheduling policies are at the heart of computer systems. The right scheduling policy can dramatically reduce response times, ensure fairness, provide class-based priority, etc., without requiring additional resources. While stochastic response time analysis (e.g. in the M/G/1 queueing model) of different scheduling policies has been the focus of many theoretical papers, results are... More >
Seminar 271, Development: Opportunities and Entrepreneurship: Evidence on Advanced Labor Market Experience
Seminar | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Matt Pecenco, UC Berkeley, ARE
Colloquium | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin, UCLA, Anthropology
This presentation investigates multi-sensory embodied practices entailed during moments of enskillment and care. I examine the embodied work entailed in orchestrating teaching in activities, such as baking cookies or shopping for fruit, and how intimate, affiliative, co-operative haptic human sociality is accomplished through the intertwining of interacting bodies.
Switches, sensors, and new shapes: from design of new functions to cellular consequences of allostery
Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco
I plan to discuss our most recent work in computational protein design (we have designed new, modular small-molecule sensors that function in living cells, and new protein shapes with atom-level control). I will then focus on a more biological problem: How do protein switches control diverse protein functions in the cell, given the interconnectedness of biological processes? We have focused on a... More >
Seminar | October 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Matthew Leister, Monash University
Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley
Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.