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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 105 Maude Fife Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Workshop, April 17-19, 2020
The philosophical problems that emerged with the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century are still very much with us. Issues like the measurement problem, entanglement and nonlocality, wave-particle complementarity, and so on, force us to ask: do the formulations of QM refer to a real, mind-independent world, or are they merely a means of predicting what...   More >

Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature’s 3D-printing

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Crystallization done by living organisms, termed biomineralization, involves biological control over crystal nucleation, growth, and crystal orientation patterns in the final biomineral. In this MSE seminar I will describe one mechanism of crystallization by attachment of amorphous particles [1] to fresh, forming coral skeletons, and their subsequent crystallization into aragonite crystals [2]....   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >