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Thursday, November 21, 2019

BSAC at IDTechEx USA 2019, Santa Clara, Nov 20-21

Conference/Symposium | November 20 – 21, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  IDTechEx USA 2019

  Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

BSAC, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

BSAC Booth Q21

Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems

Seminar | November 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Barnett, Flatiron institute

 Department of Mathematics

Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Venture Capital Contracts"

Seminar | November 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Alexander Gorbenko, Marshall School of Business; University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: Legendrian invariants from grid homology

Seminar | November 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Luya Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Grid homology for knots and links provides combinatorial invariants corresponding to those from knot Floer homology. We will define grid homology and the Legendrian invariants coming from it, following the exposition in Grid Homology for Knots and Links by Stipsicz, Ozsváth, and Szabó. As applications, we will use these Legendrian invariants to give examples of Legendrian non-simple knots and a...   More >

Visual coding strategies implied by individual differences or adaptation

Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Kara Emery, University of Nevada, Reno

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

An important goal of vision science is to understand the coding strategies underlying the representation of visual information. I will describe experiments and analyses where we have explored these coding strategies using two different approaches. In the first approach, we factor-analyzed individual differences in observers’ color judgments to reveal the representational structure of color...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Meredith Startz, Professor, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Guided Mindfulness Meditation (BEUHS064)

Workshop | November 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julia Anable, Ph.D., Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness and meditation are practices that all of us can integrate into our lives. Doing so yields profound benefits -- emotionally, physically and interpersonally. No matter how busy you are, there are techniques -- some requiring only one minute -- that are possible to incorporate into your daily existence. This workshop will provide tools you can use to enhance your life, and will end with...   More >

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IB Seminar: Combinatorial Creatures: Cortical plasticity within and across lifetimes

Seminar | November 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Leah Krubitzer, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Microsoft Publisher Fundamentals

Course | November 21 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This comprehensive foundation course details the process of using Microsoft Publisher for desktop publishing; including the development and design of publications that incorporate text, graphics, and objects for internal production or commercial printing. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Publisher interface. • Define page layout and structure to organize pages and...   More >

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ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Tadeu Siqueira

Seminar | November 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Tadeu Siqueira

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Tadeu Siqueira, Brazilian ecologist and Professor at São Paulo State University, will present: "Responses of stream biodiversity to natural and anthropogenic processes in Brazil: challenges and opportunities for conservation." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Neural circuit mechanisms of emotional and social processing

Seminar | November 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kay Tye, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group Meeting

Seminar | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

The TDPS Speaker Series | Brecht’s Legacy

Panel Discussion | November 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley; Janelle Reinelt, Professor Emerita, University of Warwick, UC Irvine; Shannon Steen, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Coinciding with the TDPS production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, this panel discussion will explore how Bertolt Brecht's work speaks to contemporary concerns, and what it can teach us about history, emotion, estrangement, and theater.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: An arithmetic count of rational plane curves

Colloquium | November 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kirsten Wickelgren, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

A rational plane curve of degree d is a polynomial map from the line to the plane of degree d. There are finitely many such curves passing through 3d-1 points, and this number is independent of (generically) chosen points over the complex numbers. The problem of determining these numbers turns out to be deep and connected to string theory. It was not until the 1990's that Kontsevich determined...   More >