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Friday, November 8, 2019

Occupational Noise, Measurement, and Control

Workshop | November 7 – 9, 2019 every day | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Richmond Field Station

 1301 S 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804

 Michael Cooper CIH, CSP, MPH, Industrial Hygienist Consultant; Stephen Hemperly MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, FAIHA, Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Western Digital Corporation; David Michael Moore CIH, Industrial Hygienist, Entrinzic Global Solutions

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This hands-on workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of occupational noise, noise measurement, and noise control. It will provide an overview of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), identification of hazardous noise exposure, and strategies to reduce and mitigate noise exposure risk. Learners will also explore noise standards, the components of a quality Hearing Conservation...   More >

Persimmon: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | November 8 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

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Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Neural Circuits of Cognition in Artificial and Biological Neural Networks

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 David Freedman, The University of Chicago

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Humans and other advanced animals have a remarkable ability to interpret incoming sensory stimuli and plan task-appropriate behavioral responses. This talk will present parallel experimental and computational approaches aimed at understanding how visual feature encoding in upstream sensory cortical areas is transformed across the cortical hierarchy into more flexible task-related encoding in the...   More >

Seminar with INZONE.AI Entrepreneur Sandeep Srinivasan

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 242

 Sandeep Srinivasan, INZONE.AI

 BAIR Lab

Sandeep Srinivasan Founder & CEO @INZONE.AI Bio:

Sandeep is a serial Entrepreneur has founded 4 startups, including INZONE.AI

His previous 2 startups (Mskribe Inc and Synchronous Design Automation) have been in the space of algorithms to reduce power consumption on complex IC’s.

Sandeep also founded a consumer facing location based messaging startup, that used machine learning to keep...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Logarithmic VOAs from 3d boundary chiral algebras

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Sergei Gukov, CalTech

 Department of Mathematics

I will give an overview and some of the highlights of a research program initiated in 2013 with Gadde and Putrov, the main subject of which is the study of 2d-3d combined systems that involve 3d N=2 theories with 2d N=(0,2) boundary conditions. We will see how holomorphic-topological twists of such systems lead to boundary chiral algebras, somewhat similar to Beem-Rastelli chiral algebras of 4d...   More >

Emerging Semiconductor Nanoscale Devices and Systems for Classical and Quantum Information Processing

Seminar | November 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Prof. Philip Feng, University of Florida

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Emerging semiconductors, ranging from atomic layer semiconducting crystals (such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and black phosphorus) to wide and ultrawide bandgap materials (such as SiC, Ga2O3, and h-BN), along with their heterostructures, offer compelling platforms for engineering new electronic, photonic devices and transducers, where the unconventional and unique properties of...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | November 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

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 bring...   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Perspective on Future Logic Technologies Essential Constituents

Seminar | November 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Carlos Diaz, Senior Director in Research and Development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CMOS technology continues to scale despite challenges whose solutions, including design and system considerations, increase complexity. Going forward, the exploratory landscape to power, performance, density, and complexity challenges remains rich in options. Timely and conclusive research on new transistors, interconnects, memories, and 3DIC structures and materials is key to long term...   More >

Color Centers and Quantum Nanophotonics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marina Radulaski, UC Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Light and matter interaction at the nanoscale has been explored for a variety of quantum technologies pertaining to information processing, communication and sensing. The color centers, atomic defects in wide band gap semiconductor lattices, have had a prominent role in this research. The favorable combination of optical and spin properties qualifies color centers as fast indistinguishable...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation III

Seminar | November 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

A Yeast Biologist Takes a Swim: Studies of Cytokinesis in Algae and Symbiosis in Corals

Seminar | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 John Pringle, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dissertation Talk: Design and Fabrication of VCSELs for 3D Sensing

Presentation | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Kevin Cook

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The demand for low-cost laser sources for 3D imaging in industrial, medical, and consumer applications has created a rapidly growing market for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). These devices can be configured as widely tunable laser sources using a MEMS actuated mirror, or into high density arrays for powerful, spatially structured light.

In the first half of this talk, I...   More >

MENA Salon: The Lebanese Uprising

Workshop | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Since the Lebanese government announced a tax on WhatsApp on 17 October, protesters have taken to the streets in Beirut and across the country to express their discontent with political corruption and the economic crisis. On 29 October, Prime Minister Saad Hariri...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jean Geoffroy

Colloquium | November 8 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Two Talks: Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems and Scenarios and Issues in “Send Computation to the Data” Repository Models

Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems
Michael Buckland
Both the theorizing of information systems and representations of information systems and services give prominent attention to information technology and logical flows. But human sensing, sense-making, and becoming informed, although obviously important, get less attention. I will propose how this...   More >

Copper Catalyzed C-H Functionalization: Method Development via Enabling Intermediates

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Timothy Warren, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic C-H functionalization offers the promise of atom economical introduction of molecular diversity into organic molecules by direct transformation of C-H bonds to C-C, C-N, or C-O bonds. Compared to more traditional approaches that involve functional group manipulations, the direct utilization of C-H bonds in synthesis can minimize chemical steps, economic cost, and environmental...   More >

Abandoning the City: Studying Chinese Landscape in the Age of Climate Change

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 De-nin D. Lee, Associate Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College

 Gregory Levine, Professor, Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In a 1999 lecture (published in 2005 in Archives of Asian Art), Prof. James Cahill offered thoughts on the history and post-history of Chinese painting. Not solely about landscape, nevertheless, his remarks were inextricable from his lifetime’s study of that genre. The field of Chinese landscape, he observed, produced on the basis of internal, stylistic developments a coherent canon. This canon...   More >

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji, 1642-1707), “Man in the Mountain,”from Album for Daoist Yu, late 1690s. Leaf L in an album of twelve leaves, ink and color on paper, 9 ½ x 11 in. The C. C. Wang Family Collection, New York

Food, Wine Culture: A Conversation on EU and California Foodways

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Elaine Chukan Brown, Award-winning wine journalist; Fabrizia Lanza, Director, Anna Tasca Lanza School, Sicily

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center, Department of Italian Studies

As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of today’s professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of...   More >

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