Monday, January 27, 2020
Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Gardens lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.
Information Session | January 27 | 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom West
The University of California Board of Regents announces a global search to recruit a new President in accordance with its Policy on Appointment of the President of the University.
Details at: https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/7101.html. On November 14, 2019, the Board of Regents approved the criteria for the position of the President of the University of California.
Seminar | January 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Anthony Norcia, Stanford University
The lateral separation of the two eyes creates slight retinal image differences that provide binocular disparity and binocular motion cues that can be used to extract information about depth in the world. To gain insight about the neural mechanisms involved in processing these cues, we use cue-isolating stimulation techniques to study the dynamics of brain responses to changing disparity cues,... More >
Workshop | January 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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.
Seminar | January 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 502 Davis Hall
Danielle Hutchings Mieler, Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, City and County of San Francisco
Cities face a myriad challenges from rising seas, aging infrastructure, increasingly extreme weather, housing shortages and chronic homelessness. As we look to the future we ask, how will these challenges be exacerbated by a large earthquake? What will San Francisco be like with 160,000 new residents? How will climate change impact vulnerable populations? San Francisco is working to address the... More >
Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library
Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
Seminar | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar 211, Economic History: Financial Failures and Depositor Quality: Evidence from Building and Loan Associations in California
Seminar | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Todd Messer, UC Berkeley
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Pseudospectral Shattering, the Sign Function, and Diagonalization in Nearly Matrix Multiplication Time I
Seminar | January 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley
In a recent joint work with J. Banks, A. Kulkarni and N. Srivastava, we have shown that on a high level, any efficient numerically stable matrix-multiplication algorithm can be turned into a diagonalization algorithm with the same properties. Quantitatively, our result significantly improves the best previously known provable running times of diagonalization algorithms. In this talk, which... More >
Lecture | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Living Room
Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Cornell University
Dan Kammen, Professor, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy
Robert Frank will visit the Goldman School of Public Policy on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3-5 pm in the Living Room to discuss his upcoming book, Under the Influence.
After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. Whats missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat.... More >
Seminar | January 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Jonathan Zhu, Princeton
In the class of mean convex surfaces, the mean curvature flow provides a useful geometric tool, owing its power to the regularity and structure theory established by White and with subsequent developments by Haslhofer, Kleiner and Hershkovits. In joint work with Edelen, Haslhofer and Ivaki, we generalise this theory to the free boundary setting. There are significant analytic and geometric issues... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Supersingular main conjectures, Sylvester's conjecture and Goldfeld's conjecture
Seminar | January 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Daniel Kriz, MIT
In this talk, I formulate and prove a new Rubin-type Iwasawa main conjecture for imaginary quadratic fields in which $p$ is inert or ramified, as well as a Perrin-Riou type Heegner point main conjecture for certain supersingular CM elliptic curves. These main conjectures and their proofs are related to $p$-adic L-functions that I have previously constructed, and have applications to two classical... More >
Seminar | January 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Amy Palmer, University of Colorado Boulder
There are over two thousand proteins encoded by the human genome that are predicted to bind zinc, where zinc binding is predicted to be essential for function. At the cellular level zinc is important for DNA synthesis, cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Given the importance of Zn2+ in cell biology and human health, it is astounding that we still dont understand the mechanisms of... More >
Colloquium | January 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 3105 Etcheverry Hall
Abstract: Plasma waves can support extremely large accelerating fields, several orders of magnitude greater than conventional accelerators, and, hence, provide a compact method of generating energetic charged particle beams. Plasma waves suitable for particle acceleration may be resonantly excited using the radiation pressure from intense, high-power, ultrashort laser pulses. Laser-driven plasma... More >
Lecture | January 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Panel Discussion | January 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall
This presentation provides a holistic analytic framework and a strategic canvas for improving the life outcomes for males of color.
Job Market Seminar: "Selling Consumer Data for Profit: Optimal Market-Segmentation Design and its Consequences"
Seminar | January 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Microeconomic Theory, Political Economy, Industry Organization
Seminar | January 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Yuchen Liu, Yale
Fano varieties are positively curved algebraic varieties which form one of the three building blocks in the classification. Unlike the case of negatively curved varieties, moduli spaces of Fano varieties (even smooth ones) can fail to be Hausdorff. K-stability was originally invented as an algebro-geometric notion characterizing the existence of Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano varieties.... More >
Analysis and PDE Seminar: Box condition versus Chang–Fefferman condition for weighted multi-parameter paraproducts.
Seminar | January 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University
Paraproducts are building blocks of many singular integral operators and the main instrument in proving “Leibniz rule” for fractional derivatives (Kato–Ponce). Also multi-parameter paraproducts appear naturally in questions of embedding of spaces of analytic functions in polydisc into Lebesgues spaces with respect to a measure in the polydisc. The latter problem (without loss of... More >
Colloquium | January 27 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte Hall
John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara / Google
The promise of quantum computers is that certain computational tasks might be executed exponentially faster on a quantum processor than on a classical processor. A fundamental challenge is to build a high-fidelity processor capable of running quantum algorithms in an exponentially large computational space. Here we report the use of a processor with programmable superconducting qubits to create... More >
"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)
Lecture | January 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Akiko Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
As is often the case with many countries in the rest, womens and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from the West that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the local indigenous tradition, culture and society of whatever those critics imagine as Japan. Curiously enough, Japan has also... More >
Information Session | January 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. Our mission isnt a small one. It isnt simple either. We built a foundation in challenging the way things are done, and were looking for incredible... More >
Performing Arts - Dance | January 27 | 6-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170 (Z170)
Current UC Berkeley students of any major are invited to open auditions for Digital Dreams, an original dance piece choreographed by Randall Belyea. The performance is part of the student workshop series presented by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance studies.
Colloquium | January 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Amy LaViers, Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab
Movement seems to encode information. How does this work? We know that animals, including humans, use the motion of counterparts to produce coordinated, social behaviors. But how do we resolve the discrete measures of communication and information theory with the continuous laws of motion and mechanics? Answering these questions is critical to developing expressive robotic systems that integrate... More >
Special Event | January 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | SAP Center
Calling all fans of NHL hockey and our Silicon Valley alumni communityour 2020 Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks is fast approaching! Join us on January 27 when the Sharks look to strengthen their divisional standing against their longtime rivals, the Anaheim Ducks. With two discounted ticket packages, and each ticket supporting CAAs Alumni Scholars Program, we expect this event to sell out. Buy... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
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Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens
In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.
Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing times.
Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor... More >