Monday, November 4, 2019
Kabir in Song: Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and the Kabir Ensemble singing religious poetry from North India
Lecture | November 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Nora Melnikova, Lecturer – Hindi, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Linda Hess, Kabir scholar and former professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University
Please join us for an afternoon of North India devotional music by Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his folk ensemble as they sing the poetry of the famous nirgun-bhakti poet Kabir, the great iconoclastic mystic of 15th-century North India, in the vigorous and joyful folk style of Madhya Pradeshs Malwa region.
Lecture | November 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
Lecture | November 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Viktor Ginzburg, UC Santa Cruz
On the conceptual level, the roots of a big part of modern symplectic topology can be easily traced back to the original work of Floer, and this talk is no exception. The main theme of the talk is the dynamics of Hamiltonian pseudo-rotations, i.e., Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms with minimal number of periodic points. This is an interesting and important class of maps and there is a strong relation,... More >
Lecture | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Ivan Sokolov, Graduate Student, Slavic, UC Berkeley
The fourth lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media
Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University
As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman links his fifteen years of experience designing social robots with... More >
Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall
Matt Pyle, Professor, Department of Physics; Sinéad Griffin, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Join us for a conversation between a Theorist and an Experimentalist, both pursuing the search for Dark Matter.
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the... More >