<< October 2018 >>

## Monday, October 1, 2018

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago

Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

### (Computer) Vision without Sight: Finding, Reading, and Magnifying Text

Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Roberto Manduchi, Professor of Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Reading is a pervasive activity in our daily life. We read text printed on books and documents, shown on directional signs and advertisement, and displayed on computer and smartphone screens. People who are blind can read text using OCR on their smartphone; those with low vision may magnify onscreen content. But these tasks are not always easy. Reading a document with OCR requires taking a...   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: Coherence of cellular strings of zonotopes

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

Thomas McConville, MSRI

Department of Mathematics

A cellular string of a polytope is a sequence of faces of the polytope that are stacked on top of each other in a particular direction. The collection of cellular strings, ordered by refinement, forms a poset that is homotopy equivalent to a sphere. Among the set of strings, the subposet of coherent ones is homeomorphic to a sphere. In this talk, I will give an oriented matroid characterization...   More >

### PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | October 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Nicholas Li, UCB; Yotam Shem-Tov, UCB

Nicholas Li - "Housing Market Channels of Segregation"
Yotam Shem-Tov - "New Estimates of the Incapacitation and Criminogenic Effects of Prison" (joint work with Evan Rose)

by noon. by September 26.

### Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

### Seminar 211, Economic History: Do Black Politicians Matter?

Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Trevon Logan, Ohio State University

Department of Economics

### String-Math Seminar: Motives and conformal rigidity

Seminar | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Dmitry Vaintrob, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Several deep mathematical and physical results such as Kontsevich's deformation-quantization, Drinfeld's associators, and the Deligne hypothesis are controlled by the vanishing of certain obstruction classes in the theory of differential graded operads. I will talk about a way to obtain such vanishing results, as well as higher-genus analogues, using a weight theory implied by a new motivic point...   More >

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

Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

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 >

### Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Lefschetz pencils and their noncommutative counterparts/Dynamics of Hamiltonian pseudo-rotations

Seminar | October 1 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Stanford University Mathematics Department, 384H/383N

Paul Seidel/Basak Gurel, MIT/UCF

Department of Mathematics

See bulletin board for abstracts.

Please contact alanw@math.berkeley.edu to request or offer a ride for carpools leaving Evans Hall at 1:15 PM.

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Existence of infinitely many minimal hypersurfaces in closed manifolds

Seminar | October 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Antoine Song, Princeton

Department of Mathematics

In the early 80's, Yau conjectured that in any closed $3$-manifold there should be infinitely many minimal surfaces. I will review previous contributions to the question and present a proof of the conjecture, which builds on min-max methods developed by F. C. Marques and A. Neves. A key step is the construction by min-max theory of a sequence of closed minimal surfaces in a manifold N with...   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Finiteness of Frobenius traces of a de Rham local system

Seminar | October 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Pre-talk: For a Galois representation of a number field arising from a smooth projective variety, the Weil conjecture tells that its Frobenius traces are rational numbers. Fontaine and Mazur conjectured that Galois representations satisfying a local condition (de Rham) arise from geometry and hence have a similar finiteness property of Frobenius traces. In the pretalk, I will explain these...   More >

### Design Field Notes: Mike Marzalek

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Mike Marzalek (BSEE 1969) gradually lost his hearing over time and twelve years ago got a cochlear implant (CI) .... a bionic ear. At that time Mike was a telecommunications research and development...   More >

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Experimentation and Approval Mechanisms"

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Andrew McClellan, Chicago Booth

Department of Economics

### Seminar 271, Development: "Supply Chain Enforcement of Labor Law: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector"

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Laura Boudreau, UC Berkeley, Haas

Department of Economics

### The "self-stirred" genome: Bulk and surface dynamics of the chromatin globule

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Alexandra Zidovska, New York University

College of Chemistry

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Construction of unstable quasi-periodic solutions for a system of coupled NLS equations

Seminar | October 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Victor Vilaça Da Rocha, (BCAM, MSRI)

Department of Mathematics

The systems of coupled NLS equations occur in some physical problems, in particular in nonlinear optics (coupling between two optical waveguides, pulses or polarized components…). From the mathematical point of view, the coupling effects can lead to truly nonlinear behaviors, such as the beating effect (solutions with Fourier modes exchanging energy) of Grébert, Paturel and Thomann (2013). In...   More >

Workshop | October 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 183 Dwinelle Hall

The Graduate Student Wellness Group and the Sexual Health Education Program are partnering up for three sextastic events this October! Topics include (but are not limited to) consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs/HIV, and accessing birth control! Specifically, we will be addressing what healthy relationships look/don't look like, why STIs are on the rise, how to practice safer sex, and...   More >

## Tuesday, October 2, 2018

### Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as broad-spectrum antivenom.

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Ken Shea, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

College of Chemistry

Nanoparticles (NPs), when introduced into biological fluids, acquire a ‘corona’ consisting of physically adsorbed proteins. The composition of the corona is a function of many variables including the chemical composition of the NP, its size, shape and duration of the exposure. We posed the question; can the chemical composition of a synthetic polymer nanoparticle be engineered to control the...   More >

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Predicting Portfolio Return Volatility at Median Horizons

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley

Commercially available factor models provide good predictions of short-horizon (e.g. one day or one week) portfolio volatility, based on estimated portfolio factor loadings and responsive estimates of factor volatility. These predictions are of significant value to certain short-term investors, such as hedge funds. However, they provide limited guidance to long-term investors, such as Defined...   More >

### In their own words: First generation students talk about navigating Berkeley

Presentation | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

A panel of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college discuss their experiences and challenges navigating the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Lopez, Director, Engineering Student Services.

### Lineages of the Global City: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

Global Urban Humanities

"Lineages of the Global City"
Shiben Banerji
Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 2, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Designers, policymakers, and social scientists ubiquitously define the...   More >

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Inflation Expectations And Firm Decisions: New Causal Evidence"

Presentation | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 27.

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Beliefs about Gender

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

Department of Economics

### 3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Thaddeus' proof that the trace of a simple closed curve is a perfect Morse function on the projective SU(2) representation variety of a surface.

### Seminar 237, The Inattentive Consumer: Sentiment and Expectations

Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Rupal Kamdar

Department of Economics

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

### Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An introduction to monotonic independence

Seminar | October 2 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

One may think of an "independence relation" as a prescription for building joint distributions of (non-commutative) random variables, satisfying some nice universality properties. Work of Muraki and of Ben Ghorbal and Schurmann has shown that there are very few such universal independences; even with the fewest required "nice properties", there are no more than five. In this talk I will give an...   More >

### Interfacial Energy and Charge Transfer for Photon Up- and Down-conversion

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Sean Roberts, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

College of Chemistry

The negligible spin-orbit coupling in many organic molecules creates opportunities to alter the energy of excited electrons by manipulating their spin. In particular, molecules with a large exchange splitting have garnered interest due to their potential to undergo singlet fission (SF), a process where a molecule in a high-energy spin-singlet state shares its energy with a neighbor, placing both...   More >

### Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons"

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Zarek Brot-Goldberg, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### Julian and His Supporters

Seminar | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre

Different types of paganism were professed in the 4th century, and equally diverse were the forms taken by the support given to Julian. There were devoted pagans who fasted, practiced sacrifice and divination with great zeal, who took ritual baths and made pilgrimages to the best-known sanctuaries; who were attentive to all divine warnings, dreams, mystical signs, miraculous cures, and to all the...   More >

### Latinxs and the Environment: A Conversation on Health and the Environment

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

Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Medicine; Xavier Morales, Phd, Executive Director, The Praxis Project; Yolanda Park, Program Manager, Environmental Justice Project

Latinxs and the Environment

Join us for an in depth discussion focused on the intersections between Policy work, Community Organizing, and Research, and their impact on Health and the Latinx community .

Presented by the Latinx and the Environment. Open to all community members!! Food will be provided.

### Texas Instruments Info-Session and Hands-On Workshop

Workshop | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

Learn to rapidly prototype using TI’s MSP432 Launchpad and the Grove Sensor Kit BoosterPack!

Get started with Energia (TI’s Arduino-like software), out of the box code libraries, and the TI MSP432 LaunchPad & BoosterPack plug-in modules

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/eTP1NKL1ARgjvgDf1

### International Student Career Success Series: Learn the art of “networking” step by step [Part 1]

Workshop | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

Career Center

This session will talk about 1) why networking is important/how it works, 2) who our "people resources" are, 3) common concerns int'l students have about networking, and 4) how to conduct "outreach."

RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180005

### SOLD OUT - Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants: Microbiome Magic

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Join UC Berkeley Soil Scientists and Pivot Bio’s microbial scientists at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and expand your knowledge of the soil microbiome.

Free; registration recommended

SOLD OUT - register at the link to be added to the waitlist.

## Wednesday, October 3, 2018

### Food In The 15th: A Candidates’ Forum

Panel Discussion | October 3 |  Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Bermuda Room

2540 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Berkeley Food Institute

Food is a basic human right and a major driver of California’s economy. And yet, the current food system produces low wages and hunger, and is a major contributor to climate change and other major environmental issues. Hear your future State Assembly member, Jovanka Beckles or Buffy Wicks, address these important topics at a candidate forum on food in California’s 15th Assembly District. Learn...   More >

### How Realistic is Photorealistic?: ICBS / Vision talks

Presentation | October 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Professor Hany Farid, School of Information & Depts. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science UC Berkeley.

Professor Farid will describe a series of experiments that measure observers’ ability to distinguish the photographic from the computer-generated, simple steps that can be taken to improve observer accuracy, and preliminary studies that attempt to determine how observers are performing this task.

### a16z Demo Day

Career Fair | October 3 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Freezeway

Join a16z for a Demo Day with Barefoot Networks, Branch, Ciitizen, DeepMap, Descript, Doxel, RapidAPI, Shield.Al, SmartCar, and UnifylD.

This open format gathering will let you connect with portfolio representatives, experience product demos, and have deeper conversations about the companies and their technologies.

Don't forget to bring a copy of your resume!

Lunch will be provided....   More >

### Control of mammalian cell differentiation by feedback and noise

Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Mary N. Teruel, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)

Mammalian tissue size is maintained by slow replacement of damaged, de-differentiating, and dying cells. For adipocytes, key regulators of glucose and lipid metabolism, the renewal rate is only 10% per year1. Using computational modeling, quantitative mass spectrometry, and single-cell microscopy, we showed that cell-to-cell variability, or noise, in protein abundance acts within a network of...   More >

### Telling It Like It Wasn’t: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Panel Discussion | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Catherine Gallagher, Emerita, Berkeley English; Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor of History Emeritus, Berkeley History

Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern day historians, both amateur and professional. They speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. In Telling It Like It Wasn't (Chicago, 2018), Catherine Gallagher (English) examines how counterfactual history works and to what ends. Beginning in...   More >

### Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "(Re)programming of cell identity and function in the context of chromatin"

Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania

Wagner, who earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, is involved in research regarding the transcriptional regulation of developmental transitions and role of chromatin remodeling in development. The Wagner Lab is interested in understanding, at the molecular level, the complex changes that occur when an organism switches developmental programs. Specifically, they investigate the transition from...   More >

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Scott Edwards: Evolutionary genomics of flightlessness in birds

Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

Scott Edwards

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 >

### How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

### Real Estate Research Seminar: Alex Bartik: "Moving Costs and Worker Adjustment to Changes in Labor Demand: Evidence from Longitudinal Census Data"

Seminar | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

Alex Bartik, UIUC

### Being Real

Colloquium | October 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Chris Hopwood, Associate Professor, UC Davis

Although the concept of authenticity has been an enduring interest among philosophers, theorists, and psychological scientists, no consensual definition has been achieved. Points of contrast across theories include whether authenticity is a trait or a state, whether it is general or role-specific, the degree to which it encompasses internal experiences and external behaviors, and the extent to...   More >

### Reformist Revolutions in Malawi: The Role of Reformed Islamic and Christian Congregations in Rural Malawi

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

Laura Goy, Rosberg Geist Scholarship Recipient, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Periodic dynamics on tori and elliptic curves

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

Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT

Department of Mathematics

In this introductory talk, we will discuss periodic dynamics on (punctured ) 2-torus, its algebraic incarnations, and its relations to dynamics on elliptic curves. In particular, we will give a geometric picture of how this could be used to distinguish total spaces of fibrations over tori/of analytic fibrations over elliptic curves. We will also try to demonstrate the periodic behavior of "flow...   More >

### Concentration from Geometry in High Dimension

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

Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech

Department of Statistics

The concentration of Lipschitz functions around their expectation is a classical topic that continues to be very active. We will discuss some recent progress, including:
1- A tight log-Sobolev inequality for isotropic logconcave densities
2- A unified and improved large deviation inequality for convex bodies
3- An extension of the above to Lipschitz functions (generalizing the Euclidean...   More >

### Number Theory Seminar: Construction of $W\Omega _R^\ast$ and comparison with de Rham complex

Seminar | October 3 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the construction of $W\Omega _R^\ast$ and the comparison with the de Rham complex.

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Distinguishing fillings using dynamics of Fukaya categories

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

Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT

Department of Mathematics

One can construct the open symplectic mapping torus $$T_\phi$$ for a given a Weinstein manifold $$M$$ and a compactly supported symplectomorphism $$\phi$$. Its contact boundary is independent of $$\phi$$ and is equal to contact boundary of $$T_0\times M$$ where $$T_0$$ is the torus with a small ball removed. In this talk, we will outline a method to distinguish the fillings $$T_\phi$$ and...   More >

### Statistical challenges in casualty estimation

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Kristian Lum, Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Department of Statistics

An accurate understanding of the magnitude and dynamics of casualties during a conflict is important for a variety of reasons, including historical memory, retrospective policy analysis, and assigning culpability for human rights violations. However, during times of conflict and their aftermath, collecting a complete or representative sample of casualties can be difficult if not impossible. One...   More >

### Design Rules of Efficient Ion Conducting Polymers: From Block Copolymers to Single-Ion Polymers

Colloquium | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Moon Jeong Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Over the past decades, polymers with tethered ionic groups have been widely investigated as components of electrochemical devices to address the growing demand for clean energy. Despite steadfast efforts to these materials, quantitative understanding of the factors governing the transport properties of these materials is in its infancy. In this talk, I will present the controlled synthesis,...   More >

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Knot invariants from A-branes

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Dima Galakhov, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We propose a categorification of link invariants in Euclidean 3d space associated to a semi-simple Lie algebra, based on category of A-branes in finite dimensional Landau-Ginzburg (LG) models. The category of A-branes in such abstract LG model was constructed recently by Gaiotto, Moore and Witten; its mathematical counterpart is a version of Fukaya-Seidel category. The specific Landau-Ginzburg...   More >

### Bioactive Metabolite Discovery in Mammalian Physiology

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

Jonathan Long, Stanford

### ERG Colloquium: Patrick Gonzalez: Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks

Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group

Anthropogenic climate change is altering ecological and human systems globally, including in United States national parks, which conserve unique biodiversity. Yet, the magnitude and spatial patterns of climate change across all 417 parks have been unknown.

### Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - “The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach”: Joint with Stanford

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanford University - Landau Economics Building, Room # 351 | Note change in time and location

579 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Andrew Bernard, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth

Department of Economics

### Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Proofs, Knowledge, and Computation with Silivio Micalo

Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, M.I.T

We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world. In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.

### Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Quaid Morris, Professor, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto

Seminar | October 3 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Center for Computational Biology

Title: Making sense of the “noise” in cancer data

### Henry Mahncke: From PhD to Industry

Colloquium | October 3 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Department of Psychology

### Vasari's Words: Douglas Biow and Henrike Lange in conversation

Presentation | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

Douglas Biow, Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT Austin; Henrike Christiane Lange, Assistant Professor, Italian Studies and History of Art, UC Berkeley

In conversation with Professor Henrike Lange (UC Berkeley, Italian Studies / History of Art), Professor Douglas Biow (UT Austin) will present his new book Vasari's Words: The 'Lives of the Artists' as a History of Ideas in the Italian Renaissance (forthcoming September 2018 from Cambridge University Press). In this new study of Giorgio Vasari's seminal text, Biow connects five key words to the...   More >

## Thursday, October 4, 2018

### Open Seminar: Quantifying without Computers with Laura McGrath

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

Laura McGrath, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, will lead a discussion on computational analysis and literary style. See website for links to readings.

### Applied Math Seminar: Computational methods for the dynamics of the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

Weizhu Bao, National University of Singapore

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I begin wtih the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations (NLSE/GPE) for modeling Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), nonlinear optics, quantum physics and chemistry, etc., and review some dynamical properties of NLSE/GPE including conserved quantities, dispersion relation, center-of-mass dynamics, soliton solutions and semiclassical limits. Different numerical methods will...   More >

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

Song Ma, Yale School of Management

Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

### Technology and Innovation in Agriculture (SV Forum)

Conference/Symposium | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

At our first fall Silicon...   More >

### Silicon Valley Forum: Technology and Innovation in Agriculture

Panel Discussion | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

Stefano Carpin, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, UC Merced; Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR)-UCOP; Miku Jha, CEO and Founder, AgShift

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Artin-Tate pairing on the Brauer group of a surface

Seminar | October 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

Tony Feng, Stanford

Department of Mathematics

There is a canonical pairing on the Brauer group of a surface over a ﬁnite ﬁeld, and an old conjecture of Tate predicts that this pairing is alternating. In this talk I will present a resolution to Tate’s conjecture. The key new ingredient is a circle of ideas originating in algebraic topology, centered around the Steenrod operations. The talk will advertise these new tools (while assuming...   More >

### MBTG Seminar: "How to hit HIV where it hurts"

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

College of Chemistry

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### Using mobile technologies in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West

Nigel Calder, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Mobile technologies are everywhere in our lives. We use them to communicate, research, process, record experiences, and for entertainment. They influence the way we interact in the world, the way we live. We use them in work and play. How might they change the teaching and learning process? This presentation explores the ways that using mobile technologies have the potential to change teaching...   More >

### Seminar 271, Development: "Social Signaling in Childhood Immunization: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone"

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Anne Karing, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### SLAM: Teaching/Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Seminar | October 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Dr. Jane M. Liu, Pomona College

Jane M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and member of the Molecular Biology Program at Pomona College, where she has been a faculty member since 2012. At Pomona, Jane’s research projects focus on regulatory RNAs in bacteria and mechanisms that contribute to the persistence of the bacterial pathogen that causes cholera disease. Her research has been funded by the NIH, the NSF and the...   More >