<< Week of April 1 >>

Monday, April 2, 2018

Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Public Health, School of

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health and the UCSF Leadership Education Adolescent Health Training Project, the 2018 Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium will present the latest research from an interdisciplinary group of Bay Area Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners.

  Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 1.

Combinatorics Seminar: Probabilyzing parking functions

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

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Parking functions are basic objects of combinatorics. In joint work with Angela Hicks, we ask 'What does a typical parking function look like? What's the chance that $\pi (i)=j$? How about the number of ones or the area $\pi (1)+ ...+\pi (n)$?' These questions lead to new probability (Airey processes) and new results about parking functions. I will try to explain both the combinatorics and the...   More >

​Graduate Students Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Angie Godinez, Levi Lab; Ally Boehm, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Direct observation (and prediction) of cell line instability driven by heterogeneities that arise within clonal populations

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 321 Stanley Hall

 Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development, Berkeley Lights

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Stable cell lines are critical to the production of all antibody therapies used to treat human disease. Instability in cell lines (e.g., the gradually reduced secretion of a genetically-encoded antibody) has been attributed to genomic instability (i.e., the heavy and light chain of the antibody is gradually lost through genetic recombination, silencing, etc.). Currently, cell line instability can...   More >

Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Free viewing of natural images induces gamma-band oscillations in early visual cortex. If the gamma rhythm in a lower visual area entrains a gamma rhythm in a higher visual area, this might establish an effective communication protocol: The lower area sends a representation of the visual stimulus rhythmically, and the higher area is most excitable precisely when this representation arrives. At...   More >

Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms linking Early Adversity with Adolescent Psychopathology

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

 Kate McLaughlin, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

 Institute of Human Development

Children who have experienced environmental adversity—such as abuse, neglect, or poverty—are at markedly elevated risk for developing psychopathology. What is less clear is how and why adverse early experiences exert such a profound influence on mental health. Identifying developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse early environments is the key to developing better intervention...   More >

PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad student, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA...   More >

Microprocessors for the Mega-Core Data Center and Giga-Scale Biodegradable Future

Seminar | April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 David Wentzlaff, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this work, we rethink processor design and demonstrate that general purpose microprocessors must be architected differently in order to exploit the novel economic models of IaaS clouds and the scale of the modern data center.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 2 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Probabilistic operator Algebra Seminar: Boolean extremes and Dagum distributions

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Ben Arous and Voiculescu started the study of non-commutative extreme values in 2006, proving that in the free setting the limiting distributions (max-stable laws) are generalized Pareto distributions. In this talk I will present my joint work with Voiculescu on the study of Boolean extreme values. I will show that the Boolean max-convolution is in a sense isomorphic to the classical...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Compactness for Kahler-Einstein manifolds of negative constant scalar curvature

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

 Jian Song, Rutgers University

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss general compactness results for Kahler-Einstein manifolds with negative first Chern class and geometric Kahler-Einstein metrics on smoothable log canonical models.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: On symplectic stabilisations and mapping classes

Seminar | April 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ailsa Keating, Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

In real dimension two, the symplectic mapping class group of a surface agrees with its ``classical'’ mapping class group, whose properties are well-understood. To what extent do these generalise to higher-dimensions? We consider specific pairs of symplectic manifolds $(S, M)$, where $S$ is a surface, together with collections of Lagrangian spheres in $S$ and in $M$, say $v_1, ...,v_k$ and...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Extending the Langlands program to covering groups.

Seminar | April 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Martin Weissman, UCSC

 Department of Mathematics

Title (re-talk): An introduction to metaplectic groups

Abstract (re-talk): In his 1964 Acta paper, André Weil introduced metaplectic groups. For Weil, these were groups generated by certain unitary operators on a space of $L^2$ functions. His paper brought together harmonic analysis and number theory, yielding new results on quadratic forms and a proof of quadratic reciprocity. Within...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Columbia University

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

 Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University's IEOR Department in August 2014, where he is also a member of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering.

His main research interests are in the area of networks, with a special focus on systemic risk, contagion, and control. In the context of financial networks, the outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Solving protein structure with laser-controlled electron beams

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Osip Schwartz

 College of Chemistry

Transmission electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated specimens (cryo-EM) enabled atomic-resolution reconstruction of biological macromolecules. However, thin soft matter specimens are almost transparent to the electron beam and are extremely sensitive to radiation damage. This hinders the reconstruction of protein complexes that are either too small or too structurally heterogeneous to be readily...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

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

 Francesco Trebbi, UBC

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Algebraic structures in Floer theory, reconsidered

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Janko Latschev, Hamburg

 Department of Mathematics

I will try to argue that cooperads provide a useful way to organize the construction of various algebraic structures in Floer theories.

Hacker Calculus: Teaching Math with 3D Prints

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Joan Horvath, Nonscriptum LLC; Rich Cameron, Nonscriptum LLC

 Graduate School of Education

We are developing 3D printed models to teach key calculus concepts hands-on, with minimal algebra. Our first inspiration was Isaac Newton’s illustrations in his (geometry-only) Principia Mathematica. What if Newton had been able to access a 3D printer? Over time math and physics teaching became heavily weighted toward algebra, and less toward geometrical problem-solving. Many practicing...   More >

Droplet Microfluidics: Biology One Picoliter at a Time

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 David Weitz, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Physics

Vinyl Soul: Music, Noise, and Silence in a Time of Mass Murder

Colloquium | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing...   More >

Toward Real Sanctuary Cities: A Conversation With: Corrina Gould, Gerald Lenoir, Bilal Mafundi Ali and Maria Zamudio, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer

Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics

 518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

 American Cultures

The same colonizing ideologies used to force indigenous folks from their land, institutionalize slavery and impede many POCs from accessing economic stability are still in effect today as speculators capitalize on racialized displacement and commodification of our homes in these so-called ‘sanctuary cities’. Bay Area politicians are catering to tech wealth and luxury development, while...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pushing the envelope to study dengue virus infections and vaccines

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

 Aravinda Desilva, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Olfactory receptor-based chemical sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes

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

 Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech

 College of Chemistry

Designer microbes that convert sugars into bioproducts provide a sustainable alternative to the synthesis of chemicals from petroleum. One of the major challenges in the engineering of microbes for the production of chemicals is the rapid identification of the highest chemical-producing microbe from a pool, akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Chromatography-based methods for the...   More >

A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum

Colloquium | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room (5th Floor)

 Tae Sup Geum

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), ASUC

Join us in a Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum to talk about the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, and the implications it has for South Korea, its relations with the United States and the state of democracy as a whole. How was a peaceful transition of power possible in South Korea, and how could it be possible elsewhere? This event is open to...   More >

Informed Approaches to Deep Learning via Neural Networks with Random Parameters

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yasaman Bahri, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Obtaining a better understanding of neural networks with random parameters is relevant for deep learning practice — for instance, by informing good initializations — and is a natural first step in building a more complete base of knowledge within deep learning. I will survey some of our recent work at Google Brain which originated from the study of random neural networks. [1]. I’ll begin by...   More >

Immigrant Agency and Social Movements in the Age of Devolution

Colloquium | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC), Room 220

 Greg Prieto, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Latino Policy Research, Division of Equity and Inclusion

Under what conditions are Mexican immigrants who are most affected by the deportation regime moved to participate in collective mobilization? Drawing on three years of participant observation and over 60 interviews with un/documented Mexican immigrants, in this talk I show that the immigrant activism that emerges seeks to inhabit, rather than transform, normative institutions of work and family.


 Free and open to the public. Register online by April 1.

For more information regarding this book, please visit: https://nyupress.org/books/9781479821464/

"How the University of California Got Its Autonomy”

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University of California Office of The President

 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 John Aubrey Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , University of California Office of the President

This presentation will provide a brief historical analysis of how the University of California became a “public trust” in 1879 as part of a larger revision of California’s Constitution approved by California voters. The University henceforth gained the exclusive power to operate, control, and administer the University of California, becoming virtually a fourth branch of state government, a...   More >

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CANCELLED - Spring 2018 African Studies Colloquium

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

 Colin Walch, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Center for African Studies

To be rescheduled, possibly Fall 2018.

Jacqueline Isaac at Berkeley Law: Making the Case of Genocide

Presentation | April 3 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. | 244 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jacqueline Isaac, Vice President, Roads of Success

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Berkeley Journal of International Law, The Honorable G. William and Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Human rights attorney Jacqueline Isaac traveled to war-stricken parts of Syria to collect testimonies from Yazidi girls that have escaped ISIS captivity. She will discuss how this testimony helped create the Investigative Mechanism for the Yazidi Genocide.

  RSVP online

BSAC Technology Seminar - Non-Filter Applications for FBAR Resonators and Devices

Seminar | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Dr. Richard Ruby (EECS PhD 1984), Director of Technology, Broadcom

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

FBAR has large success in filters, leading aggressive mobile phone applications. Two areas where it may be useful are low power radios and broad area sensors. FBAR-enabled radios can reduce power use by eliminating PLL and using direct modulation at high frequencies. As a mass sensor, temperature sensor, pressure sensor, particle detector, etc., the FBAR is quite attractive.

  RSVP online by April 2.


ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

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

 To Be Determined

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "On the Limits of Incentive Design: Examining Medical Students' Misunderstanding of 'the Match'"

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

 Alex Rees-Jones, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Curves on a smooth cubic surface in P3

Seminar | April 3 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We examine effective divisors on a smooth cubic surface in $\mathbf {P^3}$. By means of Zariski decomposition, we reveal the interplay between the geometry of secant lines and cohomologies of line bundles. We also describe the degrees of the generators of the Hartshorne-Rao modules. Finally we determine the free resolutions of the curves. The work is a simplification, correction and...   More >

Realizing additional benefits of federal air quality rules: particle water chemistry and biogenic secondary organic aerosol controllable fractions

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

 Ann Marie Carlton, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

Accurate description of the factors that control pollution fate and transport by atmospheric models aids effective air quality management. For example, models can safeguard human health from the deleterious effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) though analysis of optimal control strategies for precursor gases. Anthropogenic emissions facilitate formation of biogenic secondary organic aerosol...   More >

Solving composite minimization problems arising in statistics and engineering, with applications to phase retrieval

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 John C. Duchi, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

We consider minimization of stochastic functionals that are compositions of a (potentially) non-smooth convex function h and smooth function c. We develop two stochastic methods--a stochastic prox-linear algorithm and a stochastic (generalized) sub- gradient procedure--and prove that, under mild technical conditions, each converges to stationary points of the stochastic objective. Additionally,...   More >

Battery Fast Charging: A Multi-Physics Model-Based Optimal Control Approach

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Hector Perez, Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Battery systems are an enabling technology towards an electrified and sustainable future. A thriving area of interest aimed at increasing the practicality of battery systems is fast charging. In this talk, we focus on model-based optimal charging of batteries via coupled multi-physics electrical-thermal-aging and electrochemical-thermal models.

Design Field Notes: Tiffany Tseng

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tiffany Tseng, an interaction designer who creates tools for people who make things, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to Liaison

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

 Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give a gentle introduction to liaison of algebraic varieties following Peskine-Szpiro. We will carefully go through the basic definitions and properties, along with various examples, in preparation for subsequent talks on the linkage of space curves.

What's Up With That - Adjustment Back Home

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

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Most of us know about adjustment and culture shock upon arrival into the U.S. But do you know that reverse culture shock is a very real thing too? If you’re graduating and are going home, or are just visiting home for the summer vacation, there is bound to be a little bit of adjustment for you and your family. Have you thought about how to manage this?

In this session, you will be discussing...   More >

International Alumni Career Chats (Public Sector, Non for Profit)

Career Fair | April 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.

Involvement in International Organizations: The Merits and Drawbacks

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Gerald Steinberg; John Mathiason; Herb Behrstock

 The Berkeley Forum

As more isolationist rhetoric continues to spread throughout America, many wonder whether or not our prolonged involvement in the United Nations should be curtailed. On one hand, the United Nations allows the US to take a more proactive role in engaging with other countries diplomatically while simultaneously acting as a global policing force. However, the UN has come under fire for wasteful...   More >


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Berkeley Grad Slam

Presentation | April 4 | 309 Sproul Hall

 Graduate Division

Ten graduate student semi-finalists will present their research in 3 minutes! The winner will represent Berkeley and compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam. The UC-wide event will be hosted by President Janet Napolitano at LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco on May 3, 2018.

Loss of Functional Motivation in Language Change

Workshop | April 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

Our goal is to address cases of language change where formerly transparent functional motivations for a structural pattern become obsolete, while the pattern itself survives. We identify this class of phenomena as loss of functional motivation. LoFuM seems to be prevalent in all subsystems of the linguistic system: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

 Attendees must RSVP to hyman@berkeley.edu

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | April 4 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “What makes heterochromatin epigenetic? Lessons from a single cell spreading sensor”

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

 Bassem Al-Sady, University of California San Francisco

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Al-Sady lab interests reside in uncovering the mechanisms that underlie the assembly and fidelity of inheritance of heterochromatin, a specialized protein-nucleic acid composite. Unraveling these mechanisms is key to understanding the manner in which large stretches of the genome can be precisely and heritably partitioned into active and inactive regions. The heterochromatin system presents...   More >

Building Robotics: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

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

 Andrew Krioukov, CEO and Co-Founder, Comfy

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Andrew is our CEO and Co-Founder, affectionately nicknamed our "chief building hacker." As a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, he worked on software infrastructure for implementing building applications at scale. He has previously worked at Intel, Google, and IBM on energy efficiency and large-scale distributed systems. Little-known talent: he makes a mean Moscow Mule.

Immigrant Women Labor Market Incorporation: A Double-Cohort Approach: Sandra Florian, University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology

Colloquium | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sandra Florian, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Matthew Holding: Drivers of Diversity in Pitviper Venom from Populations to Species

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

 Matthew Holding

 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 >

“It’s the skin you’re in”: What is this thing called ‘race’ and how does it get into the body?

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

 Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

This talk will explore the concept of race and discuss how ontological conceptions of race impact the questions we ask, the nature of our scientific investigations, and the conclusions we draw from scientific evidence. I will discuss racism as a determinant of health and the need for conceptual rigor for advancing the study of race, racism and embodiment in social epidemiology. Drawing on recent...   More >

Berkeley Haas Dean's Speaker Series: Jonathan Haidt

Conference/Symposium | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Jonathan Haidt, Prof. of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern School of Business; Laura Tyson, Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Jonathan Haidt
Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern School of Business

In conversation with Prof. Laura Tyson

Co-sponsored with Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact

Islamic Texts Circle: Muhammad in the Qur'an

Workshop | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

  RSVP by calling 5106428208, or by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

Capturing the World Through Hidden Signals in Video

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 Abe Davis, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The first part of my talk will focus on visual vibration analysis, where I will show how perceptually invisible motion can be used to recover sound from silent video, monitor the health of aging infrastructure, and build interactive physical simulations of visible objects.

Bartington Magnetometry Training

Workshop | April 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

  Register online

Bartington Gradiometer

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | April 4 | 2:45-3:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Søren Galatius, Stanford/Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

We will go over some background material for the research talk.

**This talk starts at 2:45 PM, not 10 minutes after that.**

Glacier Tax Prep Demo and Tips

Workshop | April 4 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms. Collect your passport, I-20/DS-2019, paper I-94 or passport admission stamp, W-2 and/or 1042-S and/or 1099 forms and join BIO for a demonstration on how to maximize your use of GTP.

Register here:...   More >

GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips

Workshop | April 4 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms. Collect your passport, I-20/DS-2019, paper I-94 or passport admission stamp, W-2 and/or 1042-S and/or 1099 forms and join BIO for a demonstration on how to maximize your use of GTP.
Register here:...   More >

Poisson-Dirichlet interval partition evolutions related to the Aldous diffusion

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

 Matthias Winkel, University of Oxford

 Department of Statistics

We construct diffusions on a space of interval partitions of [0,1] that
are stationary with Poisson-Dirichlet laws. The processes of ranked
interval lengths of our partitions are diffusions introduced by Ethier and
Kurtz (1981) and Petrov (2009). Specifically, we decorate the jumps of a spectrally positive stable process with independent squared Bessel
excursions. In the spirit of Ray-Knight...   More >

The gut microbiome: a master regulator of metabolism

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Biometric Capitalism: Africa in the 21st Century

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

 Keith Breckenridge, University of Witwatersrand

 Department of Geography

A new and distinctive type of capitalism is currently taking form on the African continent. States are being remade under the pressures of rapid demographic growth, persistent conflicts over boundaries, domestic and global national security demands, the gifts of multi-lateral donors and international data-processing corporations, and a pervasive effort to create new forms of electronic...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Cohomology of mapping class groups near their virtual cohomological dimension

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

 Søren Galatius, Stanford/Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

The mapping class group $\rm {Mod}_g$ of a genus $g$ closed oriented $2$-manifold has virtual cohomological dimension $4g-5$, by a theorem of John Harer, and therefore its cohomology groups $H^i(\rm {Mod}_g;\mathbb Q)$ vanish for $i > 4g-5$. For $i=4g-5$ it also vanishes, by work of Morita-Sakasai-Suzuki, Church-Farb-Putman, and unpublished results of Harer. The highest remaining interesting...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Lattice Green function calculations in the presence of a dislocation

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dallas Trinkle, University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Mathematics

Mechanical behavior, specifically plastic deformation at low and high temperatures in metal alloys is governed by the motion of dislocations: topological line defects in a crystal. Dislocations in crystalline materials were hypothesized nearly eighty years ago, and their experimental and theoretical study has provided powerful tools for modern materials engineering. While the long-range elastic...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: A Nation of Immigrants: Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration

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

 Leah Boustan, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Departmental Seminar

Regulation of Chromatin Methylation by Histone Demethylases

Seminar | April 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Danica Fujimori, University of California, San Francisco

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Alexis Battle, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Seminar | April 4 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Modeling the complex impact of genetic variation on gene expression

Non-coding and regulatory genetic variation plays a significant role in human health, but the impact of regulatory variants has proven difficult to predict from sequence alone. Further, genetic effects can be modulated by context, such as cell type and environmental factors. We have developed machine learning...   More >

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Loss of Functional Motivation in Language Change

Workshop | April 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

Our goal is to address cases of language change where formerly transparent functional motivations for a structural pattern become obsolete, while the pattern itself survives. We identify this class of phenomena as loss of functional motivation. LoFuM seems to be prevalent in all subsystems of the linguistic system: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

 Attendees must RSVP to hyman@berkeley.edu

The Past is Present:: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Center for New Media , Archaeological Research Facility

Past is Present symposium is an interdisciplinary event bringing together scholars, students, technology innovators, and cultural heritage workers in conversation about new methods and tools which are shaping their work. Over the course of three days (April 4-6), the Berkeley Center for New Media will provide a venue for an international group to explore critical issues of new technologies.


  Register online

Latinos and the Environment Summit

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 College of Natural Resources/Center for Latino Policy Research

Welcome to Latinos and the Environment Initiative. Our initiative was started as a way of bringing together Latinos whose work, interest, and research focus on the environment. We seek to create a network and bridge policy, organizing, and research.

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 College of Environmental Design

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt?

Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0 and Fog Robotics

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens Corporation

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Our second panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens to discuss Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0, and Fog...   More >

Writing Research Proposals

Workshop | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents).

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 David Vogel, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 >

ESPM Seminar Series - Albert Ruhi

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

ESPM Assistant Professor, Albert Ruhi, will share his talk, "Rivers of the Anthropocene: responses of freshwater communities to novel flow regimes"

This event is open to the public.
Please join us in 139 Mulford Hall at 11:30 for coffee.

In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a reusable mug.

IB Seminar: Multicomponent and Multimodal Signals in Ant Communication

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Securitization and Solicited Refinancing Channel of Monetary Policy

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Rupal Kamdar, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

I document the “securitization and solicited refinancing channel,” a novel transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its heterogenous regional effects. The mechanism predicts that mortgage lenders who sell their originations to Government Sponsored Enterprises or into securitizations no longer hold the loan’s prepayment risk, and when rates drop, these lenders are more likely to signal to...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley; Yingge Yan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Rome Behaving Badly: Appian’s Critique of Roman Imperialism: CTP Distinguished Lecturer's Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

 Brian McGing, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

The 2nd century AD Greek historian, Appian of Alexandria, is usually thought of as “above all, an ardent admirer of Rome” (Oxford Classical Dictionary). Although he says admiring things about the overall Roman imperial achievement, Appian is at times fiercely critical of Roman behavior in his coverage of Rome’s conquests during the Republican period. Some of this he may get from his...   More >

Biology of Bedtime: Understanding Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

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

 Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

All You Need is Love: “Benevolent Whiteness” and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Combinatorics of the asymmetric simple exclusion process

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, CNRS and Universite Paris Diderot, and Miller Professor

 Department of Mathematics

The asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP) is an interacting particle system introduced in 1970 by Frank Spitzer in Interaction of Markov Processes. Many articles have been published on it in the physics and mathematics literature since then, and it has become a paradigm in modeling and analyzing non-equilibrium traffic systems. In this talk, I will show that beautiful combinatorics emerge...   More >

Statistical inference of properties of distributions: theory, algorithms, and applications

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Jiantao Jiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern data science applications frequently involve pipelines of exploratory analysis requiring accurate inference of a property of the distribution governing the data. This talk will focus on recent progress in the performance, structure, and deployment of near-minimax-optimal estimators for a large variety of properties in high-dimensional and nonparametric settings.

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Literary Criticism: A Political History

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Catherine Gallagher, Professor Emerita, Berkeley English; David Marno, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Namwali Serpell, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Joseph North, Assistant Professor of English, Yale English

 Department of English

Is literary criticism political?

Can it be?

Should it be?

People in today's literature departments often assume that their work is politically progressive, especially when compared with the work of early- and mid-twentieth-century critics. In Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History, Joseph North argues that when understood in relation lo the longer arc of the discipline, the...   More >

Friday, April 6, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, SEABORG ROOM

 Department of German


Friday, April 6, 2018

8:30 am Registration

Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair

9:00 am Ann-Marie Svensson & Jürgen Hering (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
From ‘enclosure’ to ‘urban settlement’: On the uses of Middle English town

9:20 am Karen Roesch, PhD (Indiana...   More >

Interdisciplinary Workshop on North America and the Early U.S.

Workshop | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Maxtrix Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Department of English, Institute of European Studies

This two-day workshop (April 6th and April 7th, 2018) will showcase cutting-edge research performed by graduate students from across the U.S. and from a variety of academic disciplines that will thematically focus on North America and the early United States. Attendees will read these graduate students' research papers in advance and participate in a round-table discussion during each...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Russell L Weber at wg.earlyus@gmail.com by March 31.

Reconciling Islamic and European Civil Laws: Avenues and Obstacles to the Integration of European Muslim Immigrants

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

 The Robbins Collection

The two-day conference to be held at Berkeley Law will include sessions on "Mosque and State"; "Islam and Legal Systems"; "Immigrant Integration in France and Germany" and "Cultural and Religious Identity, and Islamic Family Law in Europe"

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m. | East Asia Library, ROOM 224

 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

 Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

Seminar | April 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...   More >

Learning High-Level Actions By Minimizing Algorithmic Complexity

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

“Resource-Rational Attention Allocation”

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Fred Callaway, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

Resource-Rational Attention Allocation

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Fred Callaway

 Department of Psychology

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Nanoelectromechanical Switches using Self-Assembled Molecular Layers

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Farnaz Niroui, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Strong surface adhesive forces between neighboring surfaces in nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches have presented a continuous challenge to the fabrication and operation of these devices. Stiction, which becomes ever more prominent with switch miniaturization, leads to hysteresis in switching. This results in increased active power consumption, limiting the energy efficiency of the device....   More >

Decolonial Visions: Indigenous Epistemologies and the Politics of Form

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 1-7 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Native American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Indigenous Americas Working Group, Graduate Film and Media Working Group

Filmmaker Adam Khalil (Ojibway)
Keynote Speaker: Hertha Sweet Wong
Activist Corrina Gould (Ohlone)

1pm: Opening Remarks and Artist's Talk: Diana Ruiz, *Film & Media*, and Adam Khalil

2pm: Interdisciplinary Panel: Ryan Rhadigan, *Rhetoric*; Jennifer Duque, *Ethnic Studies*; Alohie Tadesse, *Film/Linguistics Major*; Corrina Gould, *Ohlone Activist*

3:30pm Keynote Address: Hertha D....   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hecke algebras and Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Meza, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In their seminal 1979 paper, Kazhdan and Lusztig introduced a collection of polynomials for any Coxeter group that have (surprising?) connections to a myriad of topics in algebra, combinatorics, and geometry. We will attempt to survey this program, starting from the Hecke algebra, working our way through to computing Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, and ending at the construction of the...   More >

Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Unique physical, chemical, and optical phenomena arise when materials are confined to the nano-scale. We are accustomed to making observations and predictions for the behavior of living systems on a macroscopic scale that is intuitive for the time and size scales of our day-to-day lives. However, the building blocks of life: proteins, nucleic acids, and cells, occupy different spatiotemporal...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability of the Zero Range Process on a Finite Set Without Capacity Estimates

Seminar | April 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chanwoo Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll prove metastability of the zero range process on a finite set without using capacity estimates. The proof is based on the existence of certain auxiliary functions. One such function is inspired by Evans and Tabrizian's article, "Asymptotics for the Kramers-Smouchowski equations". This function is the solution of a certain equation involving the infinitesimal generator of the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Pamela Z

Colloquium | April 6 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pamela Z (born 1956, in Buffalo, New York) is an American composer, performer, and media artist who is best known for her solo works for voice with electronic processing. In performance, she combines various vocal sounds including operatic bel canto, experimental extended techniques and spoken word, with samples and sounds generated by manipulating found objects. Z’s musical aesthetic is one of...   More >

Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Why Do Weaker Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What is Going On?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bill Jones, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

Over the past 20 years substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the activation of C-H and other strong bonds by reactive metal complexes in low oxidation states. This talk will present an overview of the use of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and trispyrazolylborate rhodium complexes for the determination of thermodynamic factors that influence the activation of arene and alkane C-H...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Purity for the Brauer group

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Kestutis Cesnavicius' recent preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06456 in which he proves a purity conjecture due to Grothendieck and Auslander–Goldman, which predicts that if $X$ is a regular Noetherian scheme and $Z \subseteq X$ is a closed subscheme of codimension $\ge 2$, then the restriction map on the cohomological Brauer groups $H^2_{\operatorname {\text {ét}}}(X ,...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Wave maps into spheres

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker: Ellen Goodall (Andreas Martin lab)

Asymmetry in the 26S proteasome motor drives global conformational changes

The eukaryotic 26S proteasome is a complex molecular machine and is responsible for the bulk of targeted protein degradation in the cell. Substrates marked with ubiquitin are recognized by the proteasome regulatory particle before being unfolded and threaded into...   More >