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Monday, November 25, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Georgian Polyphony Workshop with Carl Linich

Workshop | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Carl Linich

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Near Eastern Studies, Department of Music

Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.The workshop will be lead by Carl Linich, one of the foremost practitioners of Georgian vocal music in the United States.

Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Join us for "Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?"

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nordic-parental-leaves-inspiration-for-california-tickets-78529049501

“It’s easy in Sweden to work and have kids.” -- Making Motherhood Work

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Avi Aizenman, Levi Lab; Norick Bowers, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Trade Lunch: "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets"

Seminar | November 25 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Simon Galle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: The tropical Cayley-Menger variety

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Krone, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Cayley-Menger variety is the Zariski closure of the set of vectors specifying the pairwise squared distances between n points in $R^d$. For a graph on n vertices, a coordinate projection of the Cayley-Menger variety gives the possible edge lengths of the embeddings of the graph into $R^d$. Tropicalization converts an algebraic set into a polyhedral complex, the "combinatorial shadow" of the...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 jack Glaser, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Evidence on the Autocrat’s Trade-off∗

Seminar | November 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Professor, Yale University

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Noncommutative Choquet theory

Seminar | November 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a new framework for noncommutative convexity and noncommutative function theory, along with a corresponding noncommutative Choquet theory that generalizes much of classical Choquet theory. I will also introduce a notion of noncommutative Choquet simplex, which generalizes the classical notion of Choquet simplex and plays a similar role in noncommutative dynamics. I will discuss...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Positive currents on the boundary of the ample cone of K3 surfaces

Seminar | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A lot of attention has been given to the degenerations of Ricci-flat metrics on K3 surfaces as the Kahler class approaches a rational point on the boundary of the ample cone. This corresponds to Gromov–Hausdorff collapse of the K3 along an elliptic fibration. I will discuss how to use techniques from dynamics to understand the behavior of the Ricci-flat Kahler form as the class approaches an...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Semiorthogonal decompositions for projective plane

Seminar | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dmitrii Pirozhkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A semiorthogonal decomposition is a way to decompose a derived category into smaller components. We know many examples, but we do not really understand the constraints on the structure of an arbitrary decomposition. In this talk I will show that all semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived category of coherent sheaves on the projective plane $P^2$ arise from full exceptional collections,...   More >


Colloquium | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Schuyler Laparle; Martha Schwarz; Edwin Ko; Tyler Lemon

 Department of Linguistics

Third-year Linguistics graduate student presenting their qualifying papers.

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Opening Windows Into The Cell: Bringing Structure To Cell Biology Using Cryo-electron Tomography

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5 p.m. | *105* Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

To perform their function, biological systems need to operate across multiple scales. Current techniques in structural and cellular biology lack either the resolution or the context to observe the structure of individual biomolecules in their natural environment, and are often hindered by artifacts. Our goal is to build tools that can reveal molecular structures in their native cellular...   More >

Leading Change in Higher Education

Colloquium | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College

 Graduate School of Education

While research on undergraduate STEM education has yielded robust evidence on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, scaling evidence-based practice remains challenging.

AI & Responsible Design: Perspectives from Practitioners

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

How practitioners think about design for algorithmic systems and products.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dynamical zeta functions at zero on surfaces with boundary

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Hadfield, Rigetti Quantum Computing

 Department of Mathematics

The Ruelle zeta function counts closed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold of negative curvature. Its zeroes are related to Pollicott-Ruelle resonances which have been heavily studied in the setting of Anosov dynamical systems. In 2016, Dyatlov-Zworski proved an unexpected result relating the structure of the zeta function near the origin to the topology of the manifold. This extended a formula...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Science Meets Science: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

 Science Policy Group at Berkeley

Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.

This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.

We hope to explore questions such as:

Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out...   More >

Why “5-Year Plan” is Stupid: A Career Path in Drug Discovery and Commercialization: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 L.-C. Campeau, Executive Director, Merck

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

We are often taught that the best plan wins. We see it in movies and sports all the time. From high school, career counselors help us plan to get into the best college, then best graduate school and ultimately through to our professional lives. L.-C. Campeau’s experience is quite the opposite. This talk will meander through the peaks and valleys of his formal training and professional career. He...   More >