Seminars & Events

<< Week of October 19 >>

Monday, October 16, 2017

Molecular mechanism of cellular motility

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Warren S. Warren, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental...   More >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Suspended Particles in Complex Fluids: From Fracking Fluids to Swimming Worms

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric Shaqfeh, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Rigid or flexible particles suspended in viscoelastic fluids are ubiquitous in the food industry (e.g. pastes), industrial molding applications (all composites and 3-D printed parts), the energy industry (e.g. fracking fluids), and biological fluids (i.e. swimming of bacteria in mucous). The mathematics of the description of these suspensions is in its infancy. For example, the foundational work...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Amir Khosrowshani, Vice President and CTO of Al Products Group, Intel Corporation, USA

 Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences

The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems was established in 2009 with the goal of bringing together researchers from around the world working on breakthroughs in next generation low-energy information processing systems. This year, the Berkeley Symposium will join forces with the Steep Transistors Workshop with the goal of further expanding its reach and impact. The joint...   More >

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Danny Thach, Graduate Student for Professor Thomas Maimone,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Jeffrey Derrick, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | October 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Kristina Chang, Graduate Student with Professor Stephen Leone/Daniel Neumark,

 Mr. Scott Meyer, Graduate Student with Professor Alex Zettl/Felix Fischer,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nanoscience for Energy and Water: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University, MSE / Photon / Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

For more than a decade, my group has been working on a wide range of research topics related to nanomaterials design for energy, environment, and biology.

We began with the critical problems that need to be addressed in these areas and design/invent nanomaterials with the right physical and chemical properties to solve those problems.

In this talk, I will focus on examples of how...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Radical frontiers in catalysis

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ted Betley, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Within metal-catalyzed reactions, the development of electronic structure to function relationships is critical for understanding the factors that promote desirable reactivity. Electronic structure considerations dictate the stability and/or reactivity of both mononuclear and polynuclear complexes. At an extreme, maximally high-spin complexes represent attractive target complexes, allowing for...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Leave election integrity to chance

Lecture | October 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Philip B. Stark, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences


There’s no perfect way to count votes. To paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon, “Mistakes will be made.” Voters don’t always follow instructions. Voting systems can be mis-programmed. Ballots can be misplaced. Election fraud is not entirely unknown in the U.S. And the more elections depend on technology, the more vulnerable they are to failures, bugs, and hacking–domestic and...   More >