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Monday, May 13, 2019

Renovating Democracy: Book Talk with Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen

Presentation | May 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman and Founder, Berggruen Institute; Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief, The WorldPost

 Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, May 13th at 12pm as Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen, co-founders of the Berggruen Institute, will discuss their book, Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism, with Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business & Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.

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String-Math Seminar: Wilson Lines, Instantons, and Deformed W-algebras

Seminar | May 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall | Note change in date

 Nathan Haouzi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Wilson loops are important observables in gauge theory. In this talk, we study half-BPS Wilson loops of a large class of five dimensional supersymmetric quiver gauge theories with 8 supercharges, in a nontrivial instanton background. The Wilson loops are codimension 4 defects of the quiver gauge theory, and their interaction with self-dual instantons is captured by a 1d ADHM quantum mechanics. We...   More >

Dissertation Talk: A Hierarchical Approach to the Design and Optimization of Silicon Photonics

Seminar | May 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Andrew Michaels

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon photonics is a rapidly maturing platform for optical communication and sensing. As systems leveraging silicon photonics have grown in size and complexity, so too has the demand for high performance silicon photonics components. In order to meet these demands, we propose a hierarchical approach to design and optimization of silicon photonics components. Our approach applies simple physical...   More >

Enhancing Computational Mechanics with Deep Learning

Seminar | May 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Sam Raymond, Doctoral Candidate, Center for Computational Engineering, MIT

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Machine Learning and numerical simulation represent two distinct approaches to researchers and engineers wanting to predict and understand the behavior of complex systems. Machine Learning trusts entirely in the data to hold the key and numerical simulation relies solely on the fundamental laws of nature. While each approach has been wildly successful in solving problems in science and...   More >

How Do Communities Heal After an Incident of Sexual Violence?

Panel Discussion | May 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Kendra Fox-Davis, Complaint Resolution Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; Tobirus Newby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University Health Services Social Services Counseling; Julie Shackford-Bradley, Coordinator and Co-founder, Restorative Justice Center; Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager for Staff and Faculty, PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley

 Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology

 Social Science Matrix

How do we move forward after an incident of sexual violence or harassment involving members of our community? Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from the UC Berkeley Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, PATH to Care Center, Restorative Justice Center, and other campus organizations.