Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Leonid Kruglyak , Department of Biological Chemistry, UCLA
Seminar | March 1 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Title: Complex traits and simple systems
Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
In the mid-2000's, California began to establish policy goals for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings. Commissioner McAllister will discuss progress toward these goals in terms of energy-related building codes, trends in buildings-related technologies and markets, local government authority and overall energy systems planning. ZNE buildings serve as a jumping-off point for a broader... More >
Presentation | March 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Matt Pyle, Department of Physics
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term dark matter was coined But how do we search for something we cant... More >
Information Session | March 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Join Micron at the forefront of technology's next evolution. Micron Technology is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology offering the industry's broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions.
We're hiring in the following majors: EE, CS, Chemical, Physics, IEOR, Materials Science, and Mechanical.
Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle for a Crucial SSD.
41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: 1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution
Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 10:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Elena Danielson, Former Associate Director of the Hoover Institution and Director of the Hoover Library, Stanford University; Gregory Freidin, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University; Edward Kasinec, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Eric Naiman, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Bertrand M. Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Liteartures, UC Berkeley; Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian & East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Alexei Yurchak, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference
on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Elena Danielson, Former Associate... More >
Seminar | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology
Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.
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Colloquium | March 6 | 1 LeConte Hall
Zahid Hasan, Princeton & LBL
Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Deep decarbonization presents what the literature often calls a wicked problem, that is, decision challenges that are not well-bounded, are framed differently by various stakeholders, involve deep uncertainties and non-linear dynamics, and are often not well-understood until after formulation of a solution. Robust Decision Making (RDM) is a quantitative, multi-scenario, multi-objective decision... More >
Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering
Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a materials behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.
A single image from a high... More >
ERG Colloquium: Carla Peterman: Pass-Through of Solar PV Incentives to Consumers: The Early Years of California’s Solar PV Incentives
Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
This study examines the early years of Californias most recent wave of distributed solar PV incentives (2000-2008) to determine the pass-through of incentives to consumers. Examination of this period is important due to the high level of incentives provided and subsequent high cost to ratepayers; policymakers expectations that price declines accrue to consumers; and market structure... More >
Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | March 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled
Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME
Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.
Here, we... More >
ERG Colloquium: Terry Deacon: A Critical Transition: from Runaway Self-organization to Self-regulation
Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
The dynamics contributing to human ecosystem degradation and human-influenced run-away climate change exhibit properties common to all so-called self-organized processes. These properties characterize both organic and inorganic far-from-equilibrium systems. Principal among these properties is accelerated entropy productionnot merely entropy increase, but an increase in the rate of... More >
Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering
In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.
I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to optically stamp complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely... More >