Monday, November 25, 2019
Workshop | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.The workshop will be lead by Carl Linich, one of the foremost practitioners of Georgian vocal music in the United States.
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
Join us for "Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?"
Its easy in Sweden to work and have kids. -- Making Motherhood Work
Workshop | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | November 25 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Simon Galle, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Robert Krone, UC Davis
The Cayley-Menger variety is the Zariski closure of the set of vectors specifying the pairwise squared distances between n points in $R^d$. For a graph on n vertices, a coordinate projection of the Cayley-Menger variety gives the possible edge lengths of the embeddings of the graph into $R^d$. Tropicalization converts an algebraic set into a polyhedral complex, the "combinatorial shadow" of the... More >
Political Economy Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Evidence on the Autocrats Trade-off∗
Seminar | November 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Professor, Yale University
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | November 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo
I will present a new framework for noncommutative convexity and noncommutative function theory, along with a corresponding noncommutative Choquet theory that generalizes much of classical Choquet theory. I will also introduce a notion of noncommutative Choquet simplex, which generalizes the classical notion of Choquet simplex and plays a similar role in noncommutative dynamics. I will discuss... More >
Seminar | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Simion Filip, IAS
A lot of attention has been given to the degenerations of Ricci-flat metrics on K3 surfaces as the Kahler class approaches a rational point on the boundary of the ample cone. This corresponds to Gromov–Hausdorff collapse of the K3 along an elliptic fibration. I will discuss how to use techniques from dynamics to understand the behavior of the Ricci-flat Kahler form as the class approaches an... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Semiorthogonal decompositions for projective plane
Seminar | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Dmitrii Pirozhkov, Columbia
A semiorthogonal decomposition is a way to decompose a derived category into smaller components. We know many examples, but we do not really understand the constraints on the structure of an arbitrary decomposition. In this talk I will show that all semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived category of coherent sheaves on the projective plane $P^2$ arise from full exceptional collections,... More >
Seminar | November 25 | 4-5 p.m. | *105* Stanley Hall | Note change in location
Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego
To perform their function, biological systems need to operate across multiple scales. Current techniques in structural and cellular biology lack either the resolution or the context to observe the structure of individual biomolecules in their natural environment, and are often hindered by artifacts. Our goal is to build tools that can reveal molecular structures in their native cellular... More >
Colloquium | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College
While research on undergraduate STEM education has yielded robust evidence on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, scaling evidence-based practice remains challenging.
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall
How practitioners think about design for algorithmic systems and products.
Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Charles Hadfield, Rigetti Quantum Computing
The Ruelle zeta function counts closed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold of negative curvature. Its zeroes are related to Pollicott-Ruelle resonances which have been heavily studied in the setting of Anosov dynamical systems. In 2016, Dyatlov-Zworski proved an unexpected result relating the structure of the zeta function near the origin to the topology of the manifold. This extended a formula... More >
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.
This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.
We hope to explore questions such as:
Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out... More >
Why 5-Year Plan is Stupid: A Career Path in Drug Discovery and Commercialization: SLAM Seminar Series
Seminar | November 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
L.-C. Campeau, Executive Director, Merck
We are often taught that the best plan wins. We see it in movies and sports all the time. From high school, career counselors help us plan to get into the best college, then best graduate school and ultimately through to our professional lives. L.-C. Campeaus experience is quite the opposite. This talk will meander through the peaks and valleys of his formal training and professional career. He... More >