<< October 2017 >>

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Gardening with Chinese Herbs in the Bay Area

Workshop | October 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden, join Peg Schafer for a lecture on growing Chinese botanicals for beauty and medicine as well as medicinal edibles that grow well and make efficacious medicine here in the bay area. This slideshow presentation is followed by a one hour walk in the Chinese Medicinal Herb garden. Peg's book The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A...   More >

$35, $30 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Anil Chopra Symposium

Conference/Symposium | October 2 |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

We are pleased to announce a Retirement Symposium and Celebration honoring the Career of Professor Anil K. Chopra. In 2015, Professor Chopra retired after 46 years of service on the faculty of UC Berkeley. Professor Chopra has an impressive list of contributions in earthquake engineering including fundamental technical knowledge, teaching and instruction, and consulting.

  Buy tickets by emailing clairejohnson@berkeley.edu

  Register by emailing clairejohnson@berkeley.edu

Crypto Economics Security Conference (CESC): Day 1

Conference/Symposium | October 2 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hosted by Blockchain@Berkeley.

Public, permissionless blockchains are dependent for their security and reliability on their economic incentives and mechanism design. Some private, permissioned ones may be as well.

This conference will explore the economic security aspects of blockchains protocols, including game theory, incentive design, mechanism design and market design along with other...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Combinatorics Seminar: Refinement of partition identities

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jehanne Dousse, Universität Zürich

 Department of Mathematics

A partition of a positive integer n is a non-increasing sequence of positive integers whose sum is n. A Rogers-Ramanujan type partition identity is a theorem stating that for all n, the number of partitions of n satisfying some difference conditions equals the number of partitions of n satisfying some congruence conditions. In 1993 Alladi and Gordon introduced the method of weighted words to find...   More >

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Cecile Fortune, Flannery Lab; Kelly Byrne, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Kelly Byrne (Michael Silver Lab)

Title: The relationship between cholinergic enhancement and visuospatial perception

Abstract: Acetylcholine (ACh) is synthesized in the basal forebrain and diffused widely throughout the brain, exerting diverse neuromodulatory effects. Animal physiology studies indicate that in visual cortex, ACh modulates spatial integration by changing neuronal receptive...   More >

Executive Functioning in Children and Their Caregivers: Implications for Adaptation and Resilience

Colloquium | October 2 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Jelena Obradović, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Children who know how to control their impulses, ignore distracting stimuli, manipulate information in the mind, and shift between competing rules tend to thrive in life. Professor Obradović will discuss how good self-regulation skills help children succeed in the school context and review her new research linking executive functioning, stress physiology, and parenting practices. She will...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Uniqueness of mean curvature flow through (some) singularities

Seminar | October 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Or Hershkovits, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Given a smooth compact hypersurface in Euclidean space, one can show that there exists a unique smooth evolution starting from it, existing for some maximal time. But what happens after the flow becomes singular? There are several notions through which one can describe weak evolutions past singularities, with various relationship between them. One such notion is that of the level set flow. While...   More >

White Supremacy and the Academy: an Ethnographic Retrospective

Colloquium | October 2 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Anthropology Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Anthropology

In a timely presentation,

Professor Nancy Scheper-
Hughes discusses the "The

Professor Watch List" an alt-
right watch list of Professors -

4 of them at UC Berkeley -
and other forms of academic
censorship. She will include
the story of "Berkeley’s
Raging Bull."

Did the late Anthropology
Professor, Vincent Sarich have the
right to teach blatant racist, sexist,
and homophobic...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Quantum K-theory of hypertoric varieties

Seminar | October 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Zijun Zhou, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Okounkov's quantum K-theory is defined via virtual counting of parameterized quasimaps. In this talk I will consider explicit computations in the case of hypertoric varieties, where the quantum K-theory relation will arise from analysis of the bare vertex function.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Symplectic Cohomology and Lagrangian Enumerative Geometry

Seminar | October 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain a connection between the symplectic topology of Liouville domains and the Lagrangian enumerative geometry inside their compactifications. The enumerative invariants in question are the Landau-Ginzburg potentials and their higher Maslov index versions which I will introduce. I will explain the mirror context of the story as well as some applications, including a relationship between...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Fisher information and non-microstates free entropy

Seminar | October 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF postdoctoral fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the non-commutative analogue of Fisher information, how it motivates the definition of a "non-microstates" free entropy and the various properties and applications of these two quantities.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Tamagawa Numbers of Linear Algebraic Groups

Seminar | October 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Zev Rosengarten, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1981, Sansuc obtained a formula for Tamagawa numbers of reductive groups over number fields, modulo some then unknown results on the arithmetic of simply-connected groups which have since been proven, particularly Weil's conjecture on Tamagawa numbers over number fields. One easily deduces that this same formula holds for all linear algebraic groups over number fields. Sansuc's method still...   More >

Nick Sahinidis — ALAMO: Machine learning from data and first principles

Seminar | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Nick Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

We have developed the ALAMO methodology with the aim of producing a tool capable of using data to learn algebraic models that are accurate and as simple as possible. ALAMO relies on (a) integer nonlinear optimization to build low-complexity models from input-output data, (b) derivative-free optimization to collect additional data points
that can be used to improve tentative models, and (c)...   More >

Science in politics; politics in science

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniel Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group; Michael Eisen, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Leslea Hlusko, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology

 Berkeley Faculty Association

Science is under threat: its credibility as a research endeavor is being challenged by politicians; its funding has been cut; its messages are being discredited. The defense of science calls for a new politics. What should that look like? Resign in protest, run for office, march on the streets?

Design Field Notes: Liat Berdugo

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Artist, writer, and curator Liat Berdugo will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

The World Turned Upside Down: American Theater After Hamilton

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife)

 T. Carlis Roberts, Professor, Music, UCB; Scott Saul, Professor, English, UCB; Meiyin Wang, Director and Producer, Director of La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival, La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival

 Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 College of Letters & Science

An On the Same Page event.
Hamilton is becoming a generation-defining musical, like Rent, Hair, and others before it. This panel brings together experts in cultural criticism, ethnomusicology, theater practice, and arts administration to discuss the current and likely future impact of Hamilton's success upon American theater.

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first seated basis

Seminar 271, Development: "Community Development in the Long Run"

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kate Casey, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Floer Memorial Lecture: Constructing Relative Fundamental Classes

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Eleny Ionel, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Families of moduli spaces in symplectic Gromov-Witten theory and gauge theory are often manifolds that have "thin" compactifications, in the sense that the boundary of the generic fiber has codimension at least two. In this talk I will discuss a notion of a relative fundamental class for such thinly compactified families. It associates to each fiber, regardless whether it is regular or not, an...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Convergence of phase-field models and thresholding schemes for multi-phase mean curvature flow

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The thresholding scheme is a time discretization for mean curvature flow. Recently, Esedoglu and Otto showed that thresholding can be interpreted as minimizing movements for an energy that Gamma-converges to the total interfacial area. In this talk I'll present new convergence results, in particular in the multi-phase case with arbitrary surface tensions. The main result establishes convergence...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Time Lotteries

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pietro Ortoleva, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Please note change in time and location due to a joint event

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours)

Workshop | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Alexa Aburto (Humanities), Ilexis Chu-Jacoby (STEM), Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

Salil Tripathi | The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy

Reading - Nonfiction | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Salil Tripathi, Writer and Journalist

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Author Salil Tripathi discusses his new book, a beautifully wrought tale of the difficult birth and conflict-ridden politics of Bangladesh.

SLAM: Funding your research: From startup to independence

Seminar | October 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Aaron Fields, UCSF

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Ever wonder how to effectively raise money to pay for a new lab, especially without a track record of success? How much does one graduate student cost anyways? Join us for a discussion with Aaron Fields, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, to learn about his journey to fund his lab.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

TE-06 California MUTCD Update Workshop

Course | October 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sacramento Area

 Rock Miller, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering,, Stantec Consulting

 Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to be in compliance. Pick-up wide-ranging good practices in applying these standards to new and existing transportation facilities in California.


  Registration opens June 22. Register online or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu by October 3.

Crypto Economics Security Conference (CESC): Day 2

Conference/Symposium | October 3 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hosted by Blockchain@Berkeley.

Public, permissionless blockchains are dependent for their security and reliability on their economic incentives and mechanism design. Some private, permissioned ones may be as well.

This conference will explore the economic security aspects of blockchains protocols, including game theory, incentive design, mechanism design and market design along with other...   More >

Recombinant Poliovirus Cancer Immunotherapy

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Matthias Gromeier, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Novartis Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Learning and Applying Nature’s Biosynthetic Logic

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Moore, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Nonparametric Risk Attribution for Factor Models of Portfolios

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Kellie Ottoboni, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Factor models are used to predict the future returns of a portfolio with known positions in many assets. These simulations yield a distribution of future returns and various measures of the risk of the portfolio. Clients would often like to identify sources of risk in their portfolios, but this is difficult when factors influence the portfolio in nonlinear ways, such as when returns are measured...   More >

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library


Learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, as well as some authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of non-U.S. statistics will be covered as...   More >


  Register online or by calling 510-664-7000, or by emailing dlab-frontdesk@berkeley.edu

Social Networking

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  University Hall

 Robyn Pease, Talent Acquisition Manager, Fundraising & Development

 Human Resources

Building on the basics, learn how to use LinkedIn to highlight career accomplishments; put your best foot forward; and research companies, people and job opportunities.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR306

  Register online

"Reportage of Africa" and "Technology and Youth": MCF Graduate Scholars Summer Projects

Colloquium | October 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Monicah Wambugu, MIMS Student 2018, School of Information; Grace Oyenubi, Journalism Student 2018, Graduate School of Journalism

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Development Lunch: "Local Matters: The Chief Administrative Officer and Public Service Delivery in Uganda" and "Two alternative measures of material welfare using properties of a Frisch demand system"

Seminar | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isabelle Cohen; Elliot Collins

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale

Colloquium | October 3 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Lia Fernald, PhD, MBA, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Hundreds of millions of young children experience adversities that disrupt formative developmental processes and contribute to life-long disparities in health, cognition, educational attainment, socio-emotional functioning, and economic productivity. This talk will review a 3-paper series published in the Lancet (2017), in which we estimate the number of children at risk, examine global...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Stagnation Traps"

Seminar | October 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Luca Fornaro, CREI

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Profinite rigidity for groups and 3-manifolds

Seminar | October 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The profinite completion of the fundamental group $G$ of a 3-manifold $M$ is an assemblage of the possible finite quotients of $G$. If a $G$ has profinite completion different from that of any distinct $\pi _1 N$, $N$ a 3-manifold, then we say that $G$ is profinitely rigid. We will see some positive and negative results in the study of profinite rigidity, and review some open questions in this...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Stagnation Traps"

Seminar | October 3 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Luca Fornaro, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Department of Psychology

Ben Swerdlow
Talk Title: Toxic Side Effects of Interpersonal Emotion Regulation?: Focus on Shame

Jennifer Pearlstein
Talk Title: Mechanisms of Impulsive Reactions to Emotion: How Stress Impacts the Ability to Override Emotional Impulses 

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic Aspects of Lattice Polytopes

Seminar | October 3 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky

 Department of Mathematics

To a lattice polytope P one can associate a graded semigroup algebra K[P]. A well-known theorem due to Hochster implies that K[P] is Cohen-Macaulay, and since the 1970's there has been a fruitful interaction between combinatorics and commutative algebra using this construction. In this talk I will discuss (1) several open problems regarding the Hilbert series of K[P] (often referred to as the...   More >

LYS228, a novel monobactam to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Seminar Room 100D

 Dr. Folkert Reck, Senior Investigator II, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

 College of Chemistry

Google Search Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Workshop | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, Library; Jesse Silva, Librarian, Library


One of the largest hurdles of using Google is the amount you must weed through. Some searches result in thousands of pages; who has time to go through all that? Did you know you can manipulate a regular Google search with a few hacks (such as adding site:url to limit to a specific url)? In this workshop we will cover many tips, tricks and strategies to make searching Google, Google Scholar,...   More >

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

George C. Pimentel Seminar in Physical Chemistry: The Dynamics of Protons in Liquid Water Viewed through Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

Studying the structure of the excess proton in liquid water and the manner in which the excess charge is transported through water’s dynamic hydrogen bond network remains a daunting experimental challenge. This process has long been attributed proton transfer involving a sequential displacement of protons along a chain of hydrogen bonds that displaces the excess charge over long distance but not...   More >

Book Talk Series: The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong

Reading - Nonfiction | October 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Mauricio L. Miller


The Alternative challenges the assumptions that low-income families are either lazy, or victims needing to be saved. Mauricio L. Miller lays out and details his simple, evidenced-based and effective alternative solution to poverty—to invest in people’s demonstrated strengths, rather than weaknesses. Mauricio L. Miller is the founder of Family Independence Initiative (FII) and a MacArthur Genius...   More >

WILL Seminar Talk: Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu

Seminar | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Tsu-Jae King Liu, EECS / UC Berkeley

 College of Engineering

As part of our Women Invested in Lifelong Leadership (WILL) series, Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu will be speaking about emotional intelligence and imposter syndrome and its effect on leadership. Please join us for this interactive session!

Dr. King Liu currently serves as Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, and she has previously served as the chair of the Department of Electrical...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Liaison among curves in $P^3$

Seminar | October 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Two curves X and Y are linked if their union is a complete intersection in $P^3$. The equivalence relation generated by linkage is called liaison. We survey the results on free resolution of curves, classification of liaison classes and minimal curves, and mention the relevance to the study of the Hilbert scheme of curves in $P^3$.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

What's Up with That? - Navigating the US Education System

Workshop | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The workshop will discuss various issues that international students face when trying to navigate the US Education System. This includes collaborative learning methods, citation requirements, usage of office hours, etc. We hope that the peer-to-peer discussion will help students to find tips on how to be a successful student at Cal.

  RSVP online

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

*CANCELLED* Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to unexpected construction to improve accessibility at the front entrance of the Garden, Wellness Wednesday - Yoga in the Garden is cancelled for Wednesday, October 4. Please join us next week!

Refworks: Citation Management with Google Docs

Workshop | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, UC Berkeley


This hands-on workshop will cover citation management, inserting references, footnotes and creating bibliographies in Word and Google docs. Bring your laptop or use our desktops.

The Global Lives Project: Connecting communities through video with David Harris: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 David Harris, Global Lives Project

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12:00 pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

  Register online

Colloquium: Consul General Sarkar and Prof. Bloemraad

Colloquium | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Rana Sarkar, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco; Irene Bloemraad, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Consul General Rana Sarkar and Prof. Irene Bloemraad will discuss trade and immigration issues, including NAFTA and DACA.

Lunch provided by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.

“Science at Play!”

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michelle Khine, UC Irvine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The challenge of micro- and nano-fabrication lies in the difficulties and costs associated with patterning at such high resolution. To make such promising technology – which could enable pervasive health monitoring and disease detection/surveillance - more accessible and pervasive, there is a critical need to develop a manufacturing approach such that prototypes as well as complete manufactured...   More >

Round Table: Frontiers of Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing: Open discussion on topic, all levels of expertise welcome to join in

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:50 p.m. | 443 Soda Hall

 Professor Ashok Deshpande, College of Engineering, Pune

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Discussion Leader will be Professor Ashok Deshpande

Keywords: Fuzzy logic & soft computing. Educational data mining (EDM), student’s academic performance, Zadeh-Deshpande formalism, degree of certainty.

Light refreshments served.

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Barry Sinervo "Predation-Mediated Speciation in the Ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii: Aposematic, Batesian, and Cryptic Salamanders and their Predators"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Barry Sinervo

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Cheating, community context, and coevolution in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kari Segraves, Syracuse University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Understanding biodiversity requires more than identifying the number of species on earth. We must also elucidate how species interactions govern the dynamics of communities, ecosystems, and species diversity. My lab uses a broad combination of approaches including experimental ecology, field observations, molecular phylogenetics, and population genetics to understand the role that interspecific...   More >

Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives: Alexander Gelber, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Alexander Gelber, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

The Self in Social Inference: Antecedents and Consequences of Perspective Taking

Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Andrew Todd, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The ability to intuit what other people are thinking and feeling with some degree of accuracy is essential for effective communication and social coordination, making it important to understand both the factors that give rise to and the consequences that follow from perspective taking. In this talk, I’ll provide an overview of a program of research that examines the role of the self as an...   More >

Book Talk Series: La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

Reading - Nonfiction | October 4 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 David Hayes-Bautista


David Hayes-Bautista discusses his seminal work, La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials which paints a vivid portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the...   More >

Legal Toolbox for Navigating a Loved One’s Care (BEUHS156)

Workshop | October 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Kathleen Day, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda; Kristen Southworth, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Proper planning for a loved one’s or your future care takes careful thought which can reduce the stress and burden on the family during a crisis. The presenters will provide valuable legal information you may want in your toolbox when managing a loved one’s care.

• Helpful Legal Documents
• Arranging for Care
• Availability of Public Benefits, including VA and Medi-Cal

Kristen...   More >

3D Printing Basics

Workshop | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


2D printing was starting to get boring... So now we have 3D printing! Crazy stuff!

If you want to learn how to 3D print, come join us for our first official training session for the Fall 2017 semester! No prior experience is needed!!
You also need to RSVP, which is totally FREE! AND after you receive training, you'll be able to 3D print anything you want for free as well! What a deal, right?...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Hyperbolic three-manifolds and surface subgroups

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Kahn, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We will briefly review the definition and basic properties of closed and finite-volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and take a few minutes to place them in context of 3-manifolds more generally. Then we will outline the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in every closed hyperbolic 3-manifold.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Chaining, interpolation, and convexity

Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ramon van Handel, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Classical estimates on the suprema of random processes in terms of metric
entropy have found widespread use in probability theory, statistics,
computer science, and other areas. Such estimates are powerful and easy to
use, but often fail to be sharp. To obtain sharp bounds, one must replace
these methods by a multiscale analogue known as the generic chaining that
was developed by Talagrand....   More >

Growing Old in a New City: Time, the Post-Colony and Making Nairobi Home

Colloquium | October 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Bettina Ng'weno, University of California, Davis

 Department of Geography

Once imagined as a colonial city with restricted access to Africans and now planned as a “world class African metropolis,” the rapidly changing city of Nairobi has rarely been thought of as home. Nevertheless, the dreams and practices in old neighborhoods produced urban imaginaries and transformed the city. As yet another new Nairobi is taking shape, this article tries to understand what...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Mathematical Explorations and Visualizations with Code

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Roger Antonsen, University of Oslo / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The world of digital/algorithmic/generative art is blooming, and creative coding is becoming more and more popular. This talk is a part of a family of talks I give, where I try to highlight the connections between computer science, mathematics, and art. For the EECS Colloquium I will go more in depth and focus on the interplay between mathematical structures and programming, with many of my own...   More >

Can we evolve beyond thermal separation processes?

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Ryan Lively, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The rapid increase in global industrialization necessitates technology shifts in energy production, manufacturing, and carbon management techniques. Large energy costs in refineries, power plants, and manufacturing facilities using traditional separation techniques are currently a major opportunity for innovation. Approximately 10% of global energy use can be attributed to separation processes,...   More >

The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Ann Swidler, Professor Emerita of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Based on more than ten years of research in Malawi and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, I analyze global and local responses to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, looking at how the massive international AIDS effort interacts with existing African cultural and institutional patterns. Global responses to the AIDS epidemic reveal patterns common to development efforts more generally: tensions between...   More >

Heterogeneity: opportunities for causal inference and prediction

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zürich

 Department of Statistics

Heterogeneity in potentially large-scale data can be beneficially exploited for causal inference and more robust prediction. The key idea relies on invariance and stability across different heterogeneous regimes or sub-populations. What we term as "anchor regression" opens some novel insights and connections between causality and protection (robustness) against worst case interventions in ...   More >

Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1969

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andrew Walder, Sociology, Stanford University

 Heather Haveman, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Drawing on accounts in more than 2,200 published county and city annals, this presentation provides an overview of the successive waves of rebellion and repression that spread across China from mid-1966 to the end of 1969. Several new observations emerge from broad patterns in these accounts. First, the collapse of civilian state structures due to rebel power seizures spread with remarkable...   More >

Physiological functions of mitochondrial dynamics

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 David Chan, Cal Tech

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Nearly geodesic surfaces in cusped hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Kahn, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We will describe the new work with Alexander Wright, building on the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, on constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in cusped hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

Applied Math Seminar: Reduced Order Data Assimilation for Complex Systems

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yoonsang Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Data assimilation or filtering of nonlinear dynamical systems combines numerical models and observational data to provide the best statistical estimates of the systems. Ensemble-based methods have proved to be indispensable filtering tools in atmosphere and ocean systems that are typically high dimensional turbulent systems. In operational applications, due to the limited computing power in...   More >

Physiological functions of mitochondrial dynamics

Seminar | October 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 David Chan, California Institute of Technology

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process...   More >

Science Cafe - Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Presentation | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany,, CA 94706

 Robert Skelton, Environmental Science, Policy & Management


California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ecologists is to understand how plant communities, such as the ecologically and culturally important Californian oak woodlands, are likely to respond to drought. Part of the solution to this challenge lies with understanding the plumbing system – the...   More >

Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Baltimore)

Workshop | October 5 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Baltimore Convention Center

 1 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for the Southeast Asia Collection, University of California, Berkeley

 Library, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Bancroft Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.

 Pre-registration is required. Pls. register by August 1, 2017. https://berkeleychineseoverseas.wordpress.com/register/

  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at vshih@library.berkeley.edu by August 1.

Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird BANC PIC 1986.015:73–PIC

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Center for New Media , The Berkeley Graduate, Graduate Assembly, BridgeUSA at Berkeley

The Berkeley Center for New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA will host a campus-wide symposium on October 5, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.

In the past year, the internet has turned its attention to Berkeley’s campus debates, and our own community has taken up new media and modes of digital expression to...   More >

Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 James Feigenbaum, Professor, Boston University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Book Talk Series: From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Reading - Nonfiction | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Patrisia Macías-Rojas


Patrisia Macías-Rojas discusses her award-winning book which provides a thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award 2017

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Sharon Johnson, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Matthias Boehm: Declarative Machine Learning for Low-Latency to Large-Scale Deployments

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Matthias Boehm, IBM


Declarative machine learning (ML) aims to simplify the development and usage of large-scale ML algorithms. In SystemML, data scientists specify ML algorithms in a high-level language with R-like syntax and the system automatically generates hybrid execution plans that combine single-node, in-memory operations and distributed operations on Spark. In a first part, we motivate declarative ML and...   More >

Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Workshop | October 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


Coding. Robotics. ARDUINO.

Come join us and learn how to use Arduino! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All you need to have is a positive attitude and a passion to learn!

In order to participate, you must RSVP (which is FREE).

Additionally, in order to have time to cover all the information during the workshop, please download Arduino on your laptop before attending and bring your laptop to the...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Seminar 211, Economic History: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental and Labor Seminars. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, MIT

 Department of Economics

* Please note change in date and time.

Joint with Labor and Public Finance seminars

Lifetime Simulation of Semiconductor Circuits

Seminar | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Linda Milor, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Technology scaling has resulted in higher operating temperatures and electrical fields, and this has contributed to faster device and interconnect aging. We present work that provides lifetime estimates for circuits, considering a wide variety of wearout mechanisms.

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 1

Colloquium | October 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Ye Xia, Whitney lab; Carson McNeil, Gallant lab; Darius Parvin, Ivry lab; Maria Eckstein, Collins lab; Kata Slama, Knight lab; Dan Lurie, D'Esposito lab

 Department of Psychology

Data slam from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for pingpong/foosball plus drinks and pizza.

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution.

Colloquium | October 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 kate-hers RHEE

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program

Visual artist kate-hers RHEE will discuss the evolution of her politically engaged work as an artist and her dogged pursuit of cultivating creativity and playful improvisation in her artistic practice to engage hetero-patriarchal global beauty ideals and accompanying digital technology from a transnational feminist perspective.

photo credit: Michael Hurt

Five Tables of Saints, Sages, and Arhats

Workshop | October 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Partitionability Conjecture

Colloquium | October 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Caroline Klivans, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1979, Richard Stanley made the following conjecture: Every Cohen-Macaulay simplicial complex is partitionable. Motivated by questions in the theory of face numbers of complexes, the conjecture sought to bridge a combinatorial condition and an algebraic condition. Recent work of the speaker and collaborators resolves the conjecture in the negative. I will discuss the history and context of the...   More >

Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM


Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is a relatively new technique in ultrafast science, typically confined to larger facilities studying high peak power applications. The advent of the tabletop OPCPA platform has allowed for extended flexibility in academic laboratories to generate ultrashort, high-intensity pulses at rapid repetition rates. This replaces many current ultrafast pulse...   More >