Friday, September 13, 2019
Colloquium | September 13 | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
CNMAT users group (CUG), main room users, rear studio users, hardware and media labs users
Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industrys foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!
Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each others use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Megumi Fuse, San Francisco State University
A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.
Workshop | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.
$75, $65 members
Presentation | September 13 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldmans work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldmans distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an... More >
A Conversation with José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the EU Commission and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on Behalf of the EU
Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International; Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, Berkeley Economics; Jeroen Dewulf, Director, Institute of European Studies
José Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04), President of the EU Commission (2004-14), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU (2012), and current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, will visit the UC Berkeley campus. In conversation with Maurice Obstfeld (Class of 1958 Professor of Economics) and Jeroen Dewulf (Director of the Institute of European... More >
Workshop | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.
Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Boubacar Kanté, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Departement, UC Berkeley
I will discuss how the control of the symmetries and interactions between multipoles enables the construction unique electromagnetic composites.
Seminar | September 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Associate Professor Steve Collins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Abstract: Exoskeletons and active prosthetic limbs could improve mobility for tens of millions of people, but two serious challenges must first be overcome: we need ways of identifying what a device should do to benefit an individual user, and we need cheap, efficient hardware that can do it. In this talk, we will describe an approach to the design of wearable robots based on versatile emulator... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Yat Li, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Supercapacitors (SCs) are rapidly emerging as a new class of energy storage devices that can be used in a broad range of applications. SCs distinguish from lithium ion batteries by their ability to be charged and discharged at ultrafast rates.
Carbon materials, owing to their excellent electrical conductivity, tailorability, inexpensiveness, and versatility, have been extensively studied as... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal... More >
Colloquium | September 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Gary Crawford, University of Toronto
Talk abstract coming soon.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Prof. Gary Crawford is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in archaeological botany and environmental archaeology. The field is known as palaeoethnobotany or archaeobotany. His current focus is East Asia where he is investigating the origins and intensification of agriculture. Actually, hes never strayed far from... More >
Workshop | September 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
In recent months, tensions between the US and Iran have escalated. The US has imposed new economic sanctions, while Iran has announced that it will deliberately violate aspects of the previously agreed upon nuclear deal. These tensions are linked, as recent news reports... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Alternate policy approaches for stewardship of some classes of cultural materials in the current world.
Seminar | September 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
Reason Foundation's Robert Poole will present Rethinking America's Highway Institutions on Sept. 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.
In this talk, Robert Poole will suggest that the 20th century institutions that govern how we design, construct, maintain, and fund major highways are broken and in need of major revision. The... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I will give an introduction of the essential dimension of functors, in particular I will concentrate on the essential dimension of algebraic stacks. We will start by the basic facts of stacks (if necessary), then give the statement of the genericity theorem proved by Brosnan, Reichstein and Vistoli. As an application, we will calculate the essential dimension of the moduli stack of... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley
This will be an organizational meeting for a student learning seminar about 3-manifolds.
For the first meeting, we will talk about Tait's conjecture that reduced alternating link diagrams have minimal crossing number, which was resolved in 1987 by Kauffman, Murasugi, and Thistlethwaite using the Jones polynomial.
Music Studies Colloquium - Anna Morcom (UCLA): “Music, Exchange, and the Production of Value: A Case Study of Hindustani Music”
Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature
On September 13th, there will be a discussion of pre-circulated chapters from The Drama of Celebrity with author Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (formerly of Berkeley!).
Sponsored by the 19th Century Colloquium and the 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group.
For a copy of the PDF, please email... More >